The Philadelphia Inquirer, citing "several sources,'' is reporting today that Hurricanes defensive coordinator Mark D'Onofrio is one of two finalists for the Temple head-coaching job.
The other finalist: New York Giants assistant offensive line coach Matt Rhule, who reportedly interviewed Thursday night with incoming Temple president Neil D. Theobald, according to OwlScoop.
D'Onofrio was the Temple defensive coordinator from 2006 to 2010, when current UM coach Al Golden was the head coach at Temple. Rhule also was an assistant under Golden.
The Enquirer said D'Onofrio will meet with Theobald today.
From OwlScoop: "Rhule's Giants are 8-5 and atop the NFC East standings. In two seasons
as offensive coordinator in 2008 and 2009, Temple had 17 wins and a bowl
appearance and a program single-season rushing yardage record in 2009.
Rhule served as the co-offensive coordinator and tight ends coach under
Addazio before he was hired by Giants head coach Tom Coughlin last
Rhule and D'Onofrio played their college football at Penn State, and both played linebacker for the late Joe Paterno."
SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN