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Temple introduces Stan Drayton as new head coach

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Nov 6, 2021; Greenville, North Carolina, USA;  Temple Owls place kicker Rory Bell (47) is congratulated by his teammates after his second half field goal against the East Carolina Pirates at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 6, 2021; Greenville, North Carolina, USA; Temple Owls place kicker Rory Bell (47) is congratulated by his teammates after his second half field goal against the East Carolina Pirates at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Temple introduced former Texas assistant coach Stan Drayton as the Owls’ new football coach on Thursday.

Drayton, 50, replaces Rod Carey, who was fired late last month after three seasons and a 12-20 record.

“I’ve always wanted to lead men on a large scale,” Drayton said in his opening remarks Thursday, addressing the players in attendance. “I want you to go for the top. I want you to be great. … That’s what this program is going to be about.”

Drayton also said this was the second time he interviewed for the position at Temple; he lost out to Matt Rhule in 2012.

Drayton reunites with Arthur Johnson, who left Texas in October to take the athletics director job at Temple.

Drayton was the running backs coach at Texas the past five seasons, working first under Tom Herman and then Steve Sarkisian. Drayton also coached RBs at Florida and Ohio State, working under Urban Meyer. He also spent five years as an assistant coach in the NFL, with the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears.

–Field Level Media