By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Temple Owls have a new wide receivers coach and it is someone that fans of the Cherry and White are very familiar with.
It’s former Temple quarterback Adam DiMichele, who gets promoted to the position after spending last season on Matt Rhule’s staff as a graduate assistant.
“I learned a lot (as a GA),” DiMichele tells KYW Newsradio. “I talked to Coach Rhule when he hired me as a GA and I told him, ‘I want to spend this next year to see if I really want to do this and if I want to really be a college football coach.’ And after the season I realized, that hey this is for me. I think I’m almost destined to help change kids lives and be a mentor to them and I’m really excited. The GA life isn’t for everybody, but we did it. Me and the guys did it. I’ve got this great opportunity in front of me and I’m ready to attack it.”
DiMichele is replacing Terry Smith, who left to join James Franklin’s staff at Penn State, and he has a very good idea what he wants out of the players he will be working with.
“We’re going to be a very competitive group,” DiMichele says. “I’m going to demand that they come to work every day and get ready to compete. That’s kind of how I’m going to coach.”