Addazio, who was the associate head coach and offensive coordinator at Florida, inherits an Owls team that returns 13 starters - eight offensive, five defensive - from last season's 8-4 squad.
There has been a lot of buzz surrounding Temple since Addazio took over the position vacated by Al Golden.
Addazio has said that "Temple can be the Boise [State] of the East Coast."
The 52-year-old has shown why he's regarded as one of the nation's premier recruiters, picking up 23 oral commitments in the Class of 2012 before coaching in his first game at Temple.
"Now, it's time to get down to the nuts and bolts of blocking and tackling," he said, "and developing our football team schematically, our chemistry of our football team.
"So there's a lot happening and those are the things we are in the middle of doing."
Finding a starting quarterback and determining Matt Brown's status are among the Owls' priorities.
Brown was suspended during spring drills for getting into a verbal altercation with a coach and teammate. Though the backup running back is listed on the roster, his status with the team will be reevaluated in the near future.
"Matt Brown is at home for the second semester of the summer," Addazio said of the Baltimore native. "And I will be visiting with Matt Brown here shortly. . . . He had a chance to get away and we will visit in a little and see where we are headed."
The junior rushed for a team-leading 830 yards to go with seven touchdowns last season en route to garnering second-team all-MAC honors.
Senior Chester Stewart and junior Mike Gerardi appear to be leading candidates to start at quarterback. Stewart started the first seven games last season, while Gerardi made the last five starts.
Defensively, the Owls must replace three first-team selections and a second-team all-conference honoree.
MAC Preseason Poll
Team (First-Place Votes) Points
MAC East Division
1. Miami (4). . . 97
2. Ohio (8) . . . 96
3. Temple (4) . . . 88
4. Kent State . . . 57
5. Bowling Green . . . 48
6. Buffalo . . . 37
7. Akron . . . 25
MAC West Division
1. Toledo (8) . . . 83
2. Northern Illinois (5) . . . 81
3. Western Michigan (2) . . . 76
4. Central Michigan (1) . . . 55
5. Ball State . . . 27
6. Eastern Michigan . . . 24
MAC championship game winner
Toledo (5), Northern Illinois (3), Miami (3), Ohio (1), Western Michigan (1) (Several voters did not select a winner for the MAC championship)
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