A Temple source on Saturday said that, while a number of people have been interviewed on the phone about the head-football coaching job, face-to-face interviews could start as early as Sunday.

The source said that a decision isn’t expected to be made until midway or late next week. Recruits are visiting Temple on Thursday, but, according to the source, Temple is looking to hire the best person, even if it takes a few extra days.

A different source on Friday said there were about three to four main candidates, but the list could grow, according to the second source.

Manny Diaz, whom Temple hired on Dec. 12 to replace Geoff Collins, resigned to take the Miami head-coaching job on Dec. 30. Collins left in early December to coach Georgia Tech.

In addition, Miami announced on Saturday that the football program has hired Temple’s David Feeley as its new director of strength and conditioning.

Feeley, who spent two seasons at Temple working in the same position under Collins, originally was retained by Diaz when he took the Temple job.