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December 24, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
There is something mysterious about Kiko Alonso. The mystery has nothing to do with how he has played this season. He has not played well. There is no mystery about that. Since making a spectacular end-zone interception against the Atlanta Falcons in the Eagles' first game, he has pretty much been invisible, and not merely because he was inactive for five games. He has not intercepted a pass since Week 1. He has not forced a fumble. He has not recovered a fumble. As a rookie with the Buffalo Bills in 2013, Alonso was a force at middle linebacker.
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January 18, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, Staff Writer
Archbishop Wood senior Anthony Russo, a strong-armed quarterback who drew serious recruiting interest from Louisiana State, announced his commitment to play at Temple on Saturday. The 6-foot-4, 225-pounder made his decision to play on North Broad Street a day after receiving a visit at school from LSU head coach Les Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron. "I want to stay close to home and represent my city, and I'm going to recruit the best talent in Philly to do the same," Russo said.
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January 5, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, Staff Writer
Temple offensive coordinator Marcus Satterfield is expected to be named head coach at Tennessee Tech, Footballscoop.com reported Sunday night. A Temple source said he could not confirm the hiring. However, he said that Satterfield had interviewed for the job, was expecting an offer, and expressed an interest in the position. Satterfield is a 1999 graduate of East Tennessee State and a native of Greenback, Tenn. He has been Temple's offensive coordinator for three seasons under head coach Matt Rhule.
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May 31, 2015
AFTER EARLY reports indicated that veteran guard Chris Chester would visit the Eagles next week, the former Redskins reportedly signed with the Atlanta Falcons yesterday. Chester, 32, was released Wednesday by the Redskins, after starting for them at right guard the past four seasons. Had the Eagles been able to sign him, it might have meant an imminent departure for left guard Evan Mathis, who is sitting out OTAs because of unhappiness with his contract. Terms of Chester's contract with the Falcons were not disclosed.
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January 9, 2013
With college coaches Bill O'Brien and Chip Kelly out of the mix, the Eagles' next head coach could be a current NFL assistant. Here are six candidates: Have interviewed with the Eagles Keith Armstrong, 47, special-teams coach, Atlanta Falcons. The Levittown native played at Temple and has coached the secondary and special teams for 16 seasons with the Falcons, Dolphins, and Bears. He also interviewed with the Bears and Chiefs, according to reports. Mike McCoy, 40, offensive coordinator , Denver Broncos.
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September 17, 2015 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
WITH THE Eagles' devastating loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Monday night, no doubt most Philly sports fans are turning their attention to the start of training camp for the 76ers. OK, that is obviously sarcasm, but coach Brett Brown will assemble a group of 20 players and take them down to Richard Stockton University beginning Sept. 29 to prepare for his third season at the helm. The offseason was another eventful one, topped with Joel Embiid's second foot surgery, which will cost him another season.
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July 31, 2015 | John Smallwood, Daily News Sports Columnist
IF THERE IS one position in sports where the most desired thing is stability, it is quarterback. If there is one position where the Eagles have seen consistent change during the brief era of Chip Kelly, it has been at quarterback. Whoever takes the Eagles' first snap on Sept. 14 against the Atlanta Falcons - whether it is Sam Bradford, Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow or somebody else - he will be the third different quarterback to open the season for the Eagles in Kelly's third season.
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October 1, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
FORBES PUBLISHED its "America's Richest Sports Team Owners 2015" list yesterday. And, Sixers owner Josh Harris is the only Philadelphia team owner on it. Harris, who also owns the New Jersey Devils, made his money in semiconductors. He is tied for 28th with Arthur Blank, with $2.5 billion in personal wealth. Blank, of Home Depot fame, owns the Atlanta Falcons and the Atlanta United FC soccer team, which will debut in the MLS in 2017. Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who owns the Los Angeles Clippers, tops the list, with $21.6 billion.
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March 4, 2015 | By Mike Kern, Daily News Staff Writer
TEMPLE'S MATT RHULE has added two assistants to his staff, and both have NFL connections. Frisman Jackson, a wideout who played six seasons with the Cleveland Browns (2002-06) and New York Jets (2007), is the new wide receivers coach. Glenn Thomas was hired to coach the quarterbacks after spending the last seven seasons on the Atlanta Falcons' sideline as an assistant coach. Former Owls QB Adam DiMichele, the WR coach last season, is now the director of player development. Tyree Foreman, the running backs coach since 2007, was not retained.
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January 16, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
It was no surprise that Temple stayed in house to fill a key position on its football staff. Glenn Thomas, who earned high praise in his first season as quarterbacks coach, has been named offensive coordinator. Thomas, a 1998 graduate of Texas Tech, replaces Marcus Satterfield, who left to become the head coach at Tennessee Tech. Before coming to Temple, Thomas spent the previous seven seasons with the Atlanta Falcons, including his final three as quarterbacks coach. "We brought Glenn in here last year, and he did an outstanding job with our quarterbacks," Temple coach Matt Rhule said in a statement released by the school.
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January 18, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, Staff Writer
Archbishop Wood senior Anthony Russo, a strong-armed quarterback who drew serious recruiting interest from Louisiana State, announced his commitment to play at Temple on Saturday. The 6-foot-4, 225-pounder made his decision to play on North Broad Street a day after receiving a visit at school from LSU head coach Les Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron. "I want to stay close to home and represent my city, and I'm going to recruit the best talent in Philly to do the same," Russo said.
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January 17, 2016 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
The attention of the Eagles' front office will turn to the AFC divisional playoffs on Saturday afternoon. The Kansas City Chiefs visit the New England Patriots, and if the Chiefs lose, the Eagles can move forward in hiring Doug Pederson as head coach. If Kansas City wins, the Eagles must wait at least one more week to make the hiring official. The AFC championship game is Jan. 24. If the Chiefs win the next two weekends, the Eagles would need to wait until after the Super Bowl on Feb. 7. That time frame includes the Senior Bowl - a valuable week to evaluate prospects and network with other coaches - and comes during a ripe period to hire assistants.
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January 16, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
It was no surprise that Temple stayed in house to fill a key position on its football staff. Glenn Thomas, who earned high praise in his first season as quarterbacks coach, has been named offensive coordinator. Thomas, a 1998 graduate of Texas Tech, replaces Marcus Satterfield, who left to become the head coach at Tennessee Tech. Before coming to Temple, Thomas spent the previous seven seasons with the Atlanta Falcons, including his final three as quarterbacks coach. "We brought Glenn in here last year, and he did an outstanding job with our quarterbacks," Temple coach Matt Rhule said in a statement released by the school.
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January 5, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, Staff Writer
Temple offensive coordinator Marcus Satterfield is expected to be named head coach at Tennessee Tech, Footballscoop.com reported Sunday night. A Temple source said he could not confirm the hiring. However, he said that Satterfield had interviewed for the job, was expecting an offer, and expressed an interest in the position. Satterfield is a 1999 graduate of East Tennessee State and a native of Greenback, Tenn. He has been Temple's offensive coordinator for three seasons under head coach Matt Rhule.
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December 24, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
There is something mysterious about Kiko Alonso. The mystery has nothing to do with how he has played this season. He has not played well. There is no mystery about that. Since making a spectacular end-zone interception against the Atlanta Falcons in the Eagles' first game, he has pretty much been invisible, and not merely because he was inactive for five games. He has not intercepted a pass since Week 1. He has not forced a fumble. He has not recovered a fumble. As a rookie with the Buffalo Bills in 2013, Alonso was a force at middle linebacker.
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November 29, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Columnist
Dan Barbara has enjoyed baseball success at a variety of levels, but his brief flirtation with Major League baseball draws the most interest. Barbara will be among seven inductees Saturday to the South Jersey Baseball Hall of Fame during the 56th annual Hot Stovers Baseball Club of South Jersey anniversary dinner. It is scheduled for 2 p.m. at Masso's Crystal Manor in Glassboro. "It's a great surprise that I am receiving this honor," Barbara said earlier this week at Tri-State Elite Baseball and Softball Academy, the training facility that he owns in Washington Township.
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November 7, 2015 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two Defense Department payments to the Phillies totaling $48,085, cited in a report released by U.S. Sen. John McCain a day earlier, were for tickets and concessions purchased by a Navy supplier, a team official said Thursday. "The things in that report were two group purchases that a Navy supply company made to entertain their employees," said John Weber, vice president for ticket sales and operations. "It's just like any other Delaware Valley company that's looking to entertain their clients by taking them to a ball game.
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October 21, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Memories were low-hanging fruit here. They always are when the Eagles play the Giants, or any NFC East team. That the Eagles chose this particular night to induct Brian Westbrook into their Hall of Fame was natural, given that Westbrook turned around the franchise's 2003 season with that stunning punt-return touchdown in East Rutherford. So there were Donovan McNabb and Brian Dawkins strutting out of a tunnel before Monday night's game, familiar faces inspiring familiar thoughts. Hours earlier, former Giants coach Bill Parcells had answered questions for 15 minutes on a local sports-talk station, and the relish returned to his voice when he spoke about the teams' rivalry of the mid-to-late 1980s - Randall Cunningham and Lawrence Taylor and the banana republic at Broad and Pattison that was Veterans Stadium.
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October 17, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Anyone can see how Temple quarterback P.J. Walker is sharper this season. Walker knows it, and talks about how he's not necessarily more precise with his passes. It's more about the ones the quarterback is not throwing. Walker's statistics jump out: After 15 interceptions last season, Walker has had two through 126 passing attempts - both in the second quarter of the Massachusetts game - as the Owls have gotten off to their 5-0 start. Plenty of Walker's progress is as simple as a sophomore turning into a junior.
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October 1, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
FORBES PUBLISHED its "America's Richest Sports Team Owners 2015" list yesterday. And, Sixers owner Josh Harris is the only Philadelphia team owner on it. Harris, who also owns the New Jersey Devils, made his money in semiconductors. He is tied for 28th with Arthur Blank, with $2.5 billion in personal wealth. Blank, of Home Depot fame, owns the Atlanta Falcons and the Atlanta United FC soccer team, which will debut in the MLS in 2017. Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who owns the Los Angeles Clippers, tops the list, with $21.6 billion.
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