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October 24, 2007 | By Phil Sheridan, Inquirer Columnist
Temple football can never be really successful. Ask anyone in Philadelphia. They know that as well as they know condos will never sell in Center City, and neighborhoods like Fishtown and Northern Liberties will never come back. Al Golden has no use for the old losing assumptions about his football program, about his university, about the city that surrounds its campus. Temple's second-year coach expects success, and right now, with a three-game winning streak on his side, it's pretty tough to argue with him. "After the first win over Northern Illinois, it was like we won the Super Bowl," Golden said as he sat outside Temple's practice facility yesterday.
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January 6, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
The "is-he-or-isn't-he" saga of University of Miami coach Al Golden continued Saturday, with several reports saying that the former Penn State player interviewed in South Florida with a search committee seeking the Nittany Lions' next head coach. Golden, the former Temple coach who has spent three seasons with the Hurricanes, appeared to be a priority of the committee, if not the top priority, among the reported top three candidates being pursued to succeed Bill O'Brien. However, in a text Saturday to writers for the Miami Herald and South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Miami athletic director Blake James said: "Al & I are in regular communication.
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November 2, 2011 | By Susan Miller Degnan, THE MIAMI HERALD
MIAMI - With four weeks left in the season, and the NCAA investigation into Miami's relationship with former booster Nevin Shapiro expected to linger for several months, the fear by Hurricanes fans that football coach Al Golden will depart prematurely grows daily. Golden did not want to talk about his contract or a report Tuesday quoting his agent saying there had been "overtures made" by Miami about redrawing his five-year deal. But that agent, Brett Senior, told the Miami Herald that Golden, who left Temple for Miami in December, will honor his contract and is determined to bring a national championship back to Miami.
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November 7, 2009 | By Kevin Tatum INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
After his team finished off a dramatic win over visiting Miami of Ohio on Thursday night, Temple football coach Al Golden said the victory was even more significant than the Owls' come-from-behind conquest of Navy five days earlier on the road. Navy was pinned with a 27-24 defeat when Temple running back Bernard Pierce raced 41 yards and scored with 2 minutes, 41 seconds remaining. The Midshipmen had entered the game on a five-game winning streak, and hadn't lost at home this season.
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December 20, 2010 | By Kevin Tatum, Inquirer Staff Writer
At 8:30 p.m. Dec. 12, Al Golden walked into a meeting room at Edberg-Olson Hall to tell his Temple football players that he had accepted the coaching job at Miami. The news was not a complete surprise to many of the Owls, who had heard the rumors and seen Internet postings about the possibility. "They were silent," said a source who was at the meeting. "Al said his piece. He said, 'I love you guys, and I love this place. And I want to thank you.' " Mark D'Onofrio, who is headed to Miami with Golden after serving as Temple's defensive coordinator, also spoke during the 10-minute meeting.
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January 6, 2014 | BY STEPHEN PIANOVICH, For the Daily News
STATE COLLEGE - Penn State wants to hire a new football coach quickly, and the school is reportedly already on the move to do so. The university's search committee, led by athletic director Dave Joyner, is flying to south Florida tomorrow to meet with Miami head coach and former Penn State player and assistant Al Golden, NBC10's John Clark reported yesterday. Golden has been one of the most prominent names to be in the conversation since Bill O'Brien resigned from Penn State to become head coach of the NFL Houston Texans.
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July 26, 2007 | By Kevin Tatum INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A new era in Temple football officially began yesterday when the program was welcomed as a full member of the Mid-American Conference during the league's annual media day at Ford Field. The Owls were represented by second-year coach Al Golden, junior center Alex Disenthrall, and junior defensive end Leyon Azubuike. Formerly a member of the Big East Conference, Temple was recognized as an affiliate member of the MAC in 2005 and 2006. "This is it," said Golden, who arrived at Temple after five seasons as the defensive coordinator at Virginia.
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September 14, 2007 | By Kevin Tatum INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Former Temple coach Bobby Wallace was particularly galled after the football team was voted out of the Big East because it had crushed a Connecticut squad that would replace the Owls in the conference. Tomorrow, when Temple (0-2) visits Connecticut (2-0) for a nonleague game at noon on 6ABC, second-year coach Al Golden will see the type of football program he is trying to build at Temple. The Owls routed the Division I-AA Huskies, 56-7, at Franklin Field in 2001, the year that the Big East announced its intention to sever ties with one of its original members.
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September 9, 2007 | By Kevin Tatum INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Temple football team played its first game as a full member of the Mid-American Conference yesterday at Lincoln Financial Field, and the growing pains the young Owls are experiencing under second-year coach Al Golden were evident. With Buffalo in town - the Bulls stole an overtime victory last season against visiting Temple - the Owls never gave themselves a chance on their way to a 42-7 whipping in front 15,629 fans. "They just kind of dominated," said Temple quarterback Adam DiMichele, who went 13 for 23 for 160 yards with two interceptions and no touchdowns.
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August 29, 2007 | By Kevin Tatum INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Temple football coach Al Golden has an athlete from Florida who was coveted by Miami. He has underclassmen who have transferred to the Owls after committing to such teams as Grambling, Kansas State, Maryland, Minnesota, Navy and Penn State out of high school. Then there's true freshman Daryl Robinson, the do-it-all gem from Northeast Catholic High School who was first headed to West Virginia after capping a stellar high school career with a 27-touchdown performance as a senior.
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March 13, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
TEMPLE'S football team will open the season at Vanderbilt on Thursday, Aug. 28, in a night game. It's the Owls' first game against an SEC opponent since they lost at Vandy in 2006, Al Golden's first season as coach. The Commodores went 9-4 in 2013 for James Franklin, who has since moved on to Penn State. The Owls went 2-10, 1-7 for first-year coach Matt Rhule in the American Conference's inaugural season. Seven of their losses were by 10 points or fewer. Temple's home opener is Sept.
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January 14, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Before he introduced James Franklin as Penn State's new football coach, athletic director Dave Joyner eagerly pointed out that the hunt to find the man the university's search committee wanted didn't take long at all. "I said [Jan. 2] that it would be days, not weeks," Joyner said, recalling that the 2011-12 search to find Bill O'Brien took 40 days. "So it's one week and two days - nine days - so let's get that out of here so you [reporters] are not going to ask me about that. " The six-person committee unanimously approved Franklin, 41, head coach for the last three seasons at Vanderbilt, to take over for Bill O'Brien.
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January 7, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
The list of candidates being considered to become Penn State's new head coach will not include Miami coach Al Golden. Golden, a former Nittany Lions player and assistant coach, issued a statement Sunday saying he was "not a candidate for another [coaching] position. " Golden's statement was the big news on a day when Penn State's six-member search committee, chaired by athletic director Dave Joyner, was reported to have interviewed former Tennessee Titans coach Mike Munchak and current Vanderbilt coach James Franklin in its hunt for Bill O'Brien's successor.
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January 6, 2014 | BY STEPHEN PIANOVICH, For the Daily News
STATE COLLEGE - Penn State wants to hire a new football coach quickly, and the school is reportedly already on the move to do so. The university's search committee, led by athletic director Dave Joyner, is flying to south Florida tomorrow to meet with Miami head coach and former Penn State player and assistant Al Golden, NBC10's John Clark reported yesterday. Golden has been one of the most prominent names to be in the conversation since Bill O'Brien resigned from Penn State to become head coach of the NFL Houston Texans.
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January 6, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
The "is-he-or-isn't-he" saga of University of Miami coach Al Golden continued Saturday, with several reports saying that the former Penn State player interviewed in South Florida with a search committee seeking the Nittany Lions' next head coach. Golden, the former Temple coach who has spent three seasons with the Hurricanes, appeared to be a priority of the committee, if not the top priority, among the reported top three candidates being pursued to succeed Bill O'Brien. However, in a text Saturday to writers for the Miami Herald and South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Miami athletic director Blake James said: "Al & I are in regular communication.
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January 5, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
On what appeared to be the first full day of hunting season - for a new head football coach at Penn State, that is - the rumors and reports were flying. But a consensus Friday revealed three early favorites among the contenders to replace Bill O'Brien. Two people with Penn State roots - University of Miami coach Al Golden and Tennessee Titans coach Mike Munchak - along with Vanderbilt coach James Franklin seemed to have the early interest of the search committee. Conflicting reports existed on Golden.
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December 4, 2013 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
THE DIFFERENCE between 1-11 and 2-10 is negligible. Except maybe for the team that finished with a 20-point win at Memphis after losing four straight in which it was either tied or leading going into the fourth quarter, including two that came down to the final seconds. Particularly if you're a team that'll still only have a handful of seniors next year. To all the ones coming back, it's something. "We wanted to let people know where we're going to be headed next year," said Temple sophomore center Kyle Friend, who was on the field for every offensive play.
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December 4, 2013 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
Temple has a Twitter-savvy football coach who waited just a few hours to send out this message Saturday after the final 2013 Owls game: "PJ and the fellas set the Temple Single Season passing record today. Time now to recruit some ballers who want to make plays. " That tweet by Temple's Matt Rhule was smart on two fronts, because it really sent out two separate recruiting messages. You offensive guys, we have a system you might really like. . . . And for the defenders: Yo, playing time is available.
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November 24, 2013 | BY JOHN MURROW, Daily News Staff Writer murrowj@phillynews.com
TEMPLE RECEIVER Ryan Alderman was both honored and surprised to see his name on the list of 12 finalists for the Wuerffel Trophy. The award, named for 1996 Heisman Trophy winner Danny Wuerffel, honors the college football player who best combines exemplary community service with outstanding academic and athletic achievement. While Alderman knew he was qualified to be nominated for such an award, he never expected his services to be noticed. "I didn't even know I was nominated, but it's not really about the award for me," said the 5-9, 175-pound fifth-year senior from Downingtown's Bishop Shanahan High School.
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October 17, 2013 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
TEMPLE HAS LOST 10 of its last 11 games, including all six this season. That lone win was at Army, 63-32, last November. The Cadets (3-4), who already have one one more win than they did in 2012, are the opponent Saturday afternoon at the Linc, where the Owls have dropped six straight. The last time Army played them in South Philly, 2 years ago, the Owls won, 42-14. Counting Navy, the Cadets have lost their last 10 in South Philly. The Owls, who lost by 18 last week at Cincinnati, are slight favorites.
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