Eight Rutgers football players indicted on credit card fraud charges, report says Another candidate considered for the position was Michigan defensive coordinator Don Brown. Diaz, who was Miami’s defensive coordinator under Mark Richt, hadn’t re-signed his contract with the Hurricanes, which prompted the earlier rumors.Local 10 News reported Wednesday that Diaz was not the Owls’ first choice. Texas A&M defensive coordinator Mike Elko was tabbed as the top pick, but he decided to return to his position with the Aggies. Related News Temple started its search for a new coach after Geoff Collins left the program to coach a Georgia Tech.With Diaz, Temple will be receiving one of the best defensive minds of 2018. Miami currently ranks second in total defense and leads the country in passing yards allowed, tackles for loss and third-down defense.It marks the first head coaching position for Diaz. He began his career as a graduate assistant at Florida State. Since then, he has served as a defensive coordinator at Middle Tennessee, Texas, Louisiana Tech and Mississippi State before snagging his current position with Miami. Temple has hired Miami defensive coordinator Manny Diaz as its new head coach, the school announced Thursday.Pete Thamel with Yahoo Sports was the first to report the hiring Wednesday.