When he was at Temple, Todd McNair was know as the quintessential back, a guy who could run, had moves and who wasn’t afraid to block for others.
Well, now it appears that someone at Temple blocked Todd McNair.
From being hired.
Kudos to Matt Rhule for reaching out and trying to hire McNair as a member of the Temple staff. Boos to whomever blocked Todd McNair from being hired.
This raises another, more important, question: Can the football program be ultimately successful if decisions made by the CEO are being vetoed? And, if the powers-that-be are making decisions that should only be made by the head coach, why hasn’t Phil Snow been fired?
Here is the statement by Todd McNair:
“I would like to thank coach Matt Rhule for reaching out, and attempting to hire me. I would have loved to come back and help get our beloved Owls back on the winning track. But I guess:
• Playing, and being named captain
in the NFL.
• Coaching in the NFL, on the only
Cleveland Browns staff to make the
Playoffs since they’ve been back
• Coaching 6 years under National
Championship, and Super Bowl
Winning coach Pete Carroll, on a
Team that won 5 straight BSC
Bowl games and was ranked
NO.1 IN THE NATION FOR 33
• Coaching in 2 NATIONAL
CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES, while
personally coaching a HEISMAN
• Being the primary recruiter on an
absolute Recruiting Juggernaut,
and ranked the 3rd best recruiter
in the ENTIRE COUNTRY
• Growing up 9.8 miles from campus,
and a HALL OF FAME HS PLAYER
from Temple’s recruiting back yard
• Having coached and mentored 2
kids from the inner city (Camden)
that are BOTH current members of
the Temple football staff
• And being a former TEMPLE
Somehow doesn’t qualify me, lol.
And any situation that may give cause to pause, has been addressed and clarified by the attorney’s involved.
Thanks again to coach Rhule. And good luck to him and the boys this season, and going forward. Go Owls!”
_ Todd McNair