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Before we get beyond Christmas to the playoff, there will be plenty of action worth watching, including Fresno State's Marcus McMaryion against Arizona State and a Wisconsin-Miami matchup in which both teams have a lot to prove.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Temple is closing in on a deal to make Miami defensive coordinator Manny Diaz its next coach, according to a source with direct knowledge of the situation. Yahoo Sports first reported the impending deal with Diaz, 44, who would succeed Geoff Collins with the Owls. Barring something unusual, Temple has its man in Manny Diaz.

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Temple hands coaching reins to Miami DC Diaz

Miami defensive coordinator Manny Diaz, whose unit led the nation in pass defense and was second in yards allowed this season, has been hired to become Temple's new head coach.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston College has extended coach Steve Addazio's contract two years, through the 2022 season. There was some doubt about Addazio's future after the Eagles lost their final three games, but he needed some type of extension to effectively recruit. Athletic director Martin Jarmond: "While all of us wish our regular season in football had ended with more victories, we took important steps in the right direction this year: returning to the national rankings for the first time since 2008, capturing the nation's attention with ESPN's College GameDay on-campus, being in the running for the conference championship in November and playing in another post-season bowl."

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

North Carolina is hiring Ole Miss offensive coordinator Phil Longo for the same position, a source tells ESPN. The Athletic first reported the move, as Mack Brown now has both of his coordinators in place. Longo spent the past two seasons at Ole Miss, which now will be replacing both coordinators following a 5-7 season.

Ben Fawkes ESPN Staff Writer 

West Virginia drops from a 6.5-point favorite to -2.5 against Syracuse at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook after QB Will Grier says he'll sit out the Camping World Bowl. Total also falls from 74 to 69.

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