New Day for Owls

Posted: February 13, 2012

PERHAPS as early as today, Temple football coach Steve Addazio will make it official: Ryan Day will be returning to the Owls from Boston College to become the co-offensive coordinator with Matt Rhule, according to a source.

Rhule has been the assistant coordinator, tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator.

They are going to succeed Scot Loefler, who left last month after one season to assume the same position at Auburn.

Rhule, one of two holdovers from the Al Golden era, was the Owls' OC from 2008 to '10. This will be his seventh season at Temple. He received much credit, from the outside and within, for his part in helping Addazio bring in what's believed to be one of the better recruiting classes in program history.

Day was here for Golden's first season, in 2005, before becoming an assistant with the Eagles, where he was in charge of wide receivers.

Looking West

As was first reported by the Daily News in "Sportsweek," university president Dr. Ann Weaver Hart and athletic director Bill Bradshaw were in Dallas yesterday to talk to officials from Conference USA and the Mountain West. Those leagues reportedly are about to merge, and Temple apparently is a possibility to join for football only.

The Owls also continue to be a potential option for the ongoing situation that is the Big East, if that conference expands again.

Temple has been a member of the Mid-American Conference for football since 2007, 3 years after it was asked to leave the Big East. As part of that partnership, the Owls also play a handful of men's and women's basketball games against MAC opponents each season.

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