Temple defensive coordinator Chuck Heater, Eagles defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, New York Giants assistant offensive line coach Matt Rhule, former Florida International coach Mario Cristobal, Ohio State running backs coach Stan Drayton, and Miami defensive coordinator Mike D'Onofrio also interviewed for the position, according to sources.
One reported candidate for the job, San Jose State coach Mike MacIntyre, accepted the job at Colorado on Monday. Bowling Green coach Dave Clawson withdrew his name from consideration.
Boise State on tap
Temple's 2013 Big East season will feature a home game against national power Boise State, the conference announced Tuesday.
Dates and times for all Big East games are expected to be announced in February.
Temple is set to play in the six-team West Division with Boise State, Houston, Memphis, San Diego State and Southern Methodist. It will play crossover East Division games at Rutgers and at home against Central Florida and Connecticut.
The Owls' 2013 Big East home schedule has Boise State, Central Florida, Connecticut and Houston going to Lincoln Financial Field. Temple's league road schedule consists of Memphis, Rutgers, San Diego State and Southern Methodist.
The Owls' nonconference home schedule features Fordham (Sept. 14) and Army (Oct. 19). Temple opens the season at Notre Dame on Aug. 31. It has six home games and six on the road next season.
Home: Fordham, Army, Boise State, Central Florida, Connecticut, Houston .
Road: Notre Dame, Idaho, Memphis, Rutgers, San Diego State, Southern Methodist.
Bradshaw a 'class act'
Temple athletic director Bill Bradshaw has a lot to do with Albany punter Paul Layton's intent to transfer to North Broad Street. Layton, who has one season of eligibility left, will receive a degree from Albany this weekend and begin taking graduate course at Temple next month.
"Bill Bradshaw met personally with me and my parents, and what a class act he is," said Layton, who will have immediate eligibility as a graduate student. "He assured me that Temple University was committed to me and that my scholarship would be honored no matter who the next head coach was."
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