Five schools who could be Miami Hurricanes rivals if ND joins ACC

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Temple has a long history of basketball success stretching back to Final Four appearances in 1956 and 1958. The Owls were once infamously kicked out of the Big East because the football program was so poor.  Temple has an all-time record of 330-411-26 in their history. Temple has improved in football dating to the Al Golden era.

While that is not the name Miami Hurricanes fans want to hear, Golden had a 27-34 record in Philadelphia and slowly brought the Owls into respectability. Temple went 17-8 in Golden’s last two seasons and he turned the Owls into a cradle of coaches. The following three coaches left Temple for better jobs.

Steve Addazio moved on from Temple to Boston College as the AAC continued to be a feeder program for ACC coaches. Addazio was succeeded by Geoff Collins who moved on from Temple to Georgia Tech Collins’ successor was Manny Diaz who never coached a game at Temple lasting just 18 days.

Diaz became the second former Temple coach to accept a job at Miami returning to Coral Gables to ascend from defensive coordinator to head coach. Temple would also provide Miami with a team in the nation’s sixth-largest city and eighth-largest metropolitan area.

The Miami Hurricanes basketball program has recruited Philadelphia exceptionally well. Davon Reed and Ja’Quan Newton are recent Miami basketball players from the Philadelphia area.