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March 16, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
Former Temple football coach Bobby Wallace was hired to be the head coach at West Alabama, returning to the Division II conference where he won national championships. The school announced the hiring yesterday. Before taking over at Temple in 1997, Wallace won three Division II national championships with North Alabama of the Gulf South Conference. He also was an assistant at Auburn, where he recruited Bo Jackson. Wallace replaces Sam McCorkle, who was let go after going 2-9 last season and 0-9 in the conference.
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September 2, 1999 | By Kevin Tatum, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When Temple opens its football season with a nonconference game against Maryland tonight at Franklin Field, it may be the Owls' most significant outing during the brief tenure of head coach Bobby Wallace. "We're playing off of our marketing slogan, 'We're building winners'. . . and this game may be the most important we've played since I've been here," said Wallace, who is beginning his second season. A win over Maryland - a program that's also rebuilding after going 3-8 last year - could set the tone for a season that includes seven road games and six teams that played in bowls.
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April 15, 1998 | By Kevin Tatum, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It was 9 o'clock on a Monday morning, and Temple's new football coach, Bobby Wallace, was evaluating tapes of the Owls' first intrasquad scrimmage along with a cadre of coaches. "Why are we in that set?" Wallace asked in a casual tone as the video flashed on an oversized TV screen in a meeting room at McGonigle Hall. "What we're doing is good, but we have to change that. " "Why isn't the linebacker taking that responsibility?" he wanted to know about another play. "The defensive back is just giving himself up by trying to take the inside.
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March 5, 2002 | By Kevin Tatum INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Temple football coach Bobby Wallace has filled the two vacancies on his staff, hiring David Brock, a native of Moorestown, Burlington County, as the Owls' offensive coordinator and Toby Neinas as defensive line coach. Brock, 34, had been at Division I-AA Hofstra since 1995. In January, he was named associate head coach of the Pride after serving as offensive coordinator in 2000 and 2001. Last fall, Hofstra went 9-3 and ended the season ranked No. 7 in Division I-AA. Brock will bring a spread, no-huddle offense to Temple.
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November 12, 2005 | By Kevin Tatum INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Less than three weeks before a Dec. 1 target date to have a replacement for football coach Bobby Wallace, Temple athletic director Bill Bradshaw yesterday said that the number of candidates is growing rather than shrinking. Sources familiar with the situation said Eagles assistant coach Ted Daisher spoke with Temple officials Thursday, the same day Jim Harbaugh, coach at the University of San Diego, confirmed that he was interested in succeeding Wallace, who is in the last year of his contract and will not return.
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September 22, 1999 | By Kevin Tatum, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Temple football coach Bobby Wallace said yesterday that sophomore Mac DeVito would start at quarterback when the Owls (0-3) visit 21st-ranked Marshall (3-0) on Saturday. DeVito will replace Devin Scott, who started the first three games as the Owls moved from the option offense they ran last year, in Wallace's first season, to a short-passing game. DeVito, a 5-foot-11, 190-pound native of Westport, Conn., started the fourth quarter of Temple's 25-15 loss at Akron on Saturday and guided the team to its first touchdowns of the season.
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February 4, 1998 | By Kevin Tatum, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
New Temple coach Bobby Wallace said his experience recruiting on the Division II level came in handy as he went about trying to secure talent for the Owls. "We have to try to find the overlooked players, and the whole key is not to evaluate the number one player," said Wallace, who came to Temple in December from Division II power North Alabama. "I've had the experience of looking beyond the obvious. There are four North Alabama players in the NFL right now who were not recruited by Division I schools.
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August 23, 2001 | By Kevin Tatum INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Temple football team went through a complete game-day rehearsal Tuesday. The Owls sat down for a pregame meal in the afternoon, bused from their locker room at Edberg-Olson Hall to Franklin Field, and donned their game uniforms for a pregame coin toss and 80 plays of simulated football. With their season opener against Navy now only a week away - it will take place at 7 p.m. next Thursday at Franklin Field - the Owls were getting down to details. "I want them to be comfortable on the first night," said coach Bobby Wallace, who welcomed 31 new recruits this summer.
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December 5, 1997 | By Kevin Tatum, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Temple University yesterday turned to a highly successful Division II coach for the daunting task of trying to revive its listless football program. Bobby Wallace, who complied an 82-36-1 record and won three national titles during his 10 seasons at North Alabama, will be introduced this morning at a news conference on the Temple campus. He was unavailable for comment yesterday. Wallace, 43, replaces Ron Dickerson, who resigned Nov. 17 after going 8-47 over five seasons. "He's down-to-earth and has tremendous desire, and he's hungry for his next challenge," Temple athletic director Dave O'Brien said.
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December 3, 2005 | By Kevin Tatum INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Two sources, one close to the situation at Temple and another with connections to the University of Virginia football program, said last night that Cavaliers defensive coordinator Al Golden will be named Temple's 24th head football coach. Although there were no indications that a contract had been signed, both sources said Golden would replace the departing Bobby Wallace. Temple athletic director Bill Bradshaw, who has declined to discuss any of the job candidates, maintained that stance last night.
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January 27, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The decisive defensive play in the Denver Broncos' AFC championship game win last Sunday came on a fourth down in the third quarter. A 335-pound Temple product nicknamed "Pot Roast" barreled through the New England Patriots' offensive line and sacked Tom Brady. It was the biggest play of Terrance Knighton's career, and it came in his biggest game. Temple coach Matt Rhule was meeting with a recruit during the play and was able to say Knighton went to Temple. "I felt like my talents were overshadowed in the past, and I wanted to rise to the occasion," Knighton said after the game.
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September 27, 2013 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
MORE THAN anything right now, Temple could use a win. So could Idaho. Between them they're 0-7. The Owls lost five of their last six a year ago, for a different coach. The win came against an Army team that finished 2-10. Idaho went 1-11, also under the watch of another guy. Its win was against 1-11 New Mexico State. So you get the idea. The Owls will fly across country for the first time since their 2005 opener at Arizona State. That was Bobby Wallace's last season, and they were competing as an independent.
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August 30, 2013 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
THERE WERE 45 college football games with a betting line this opening weekend. In only three of them was anyone favored by more than the 30 points that Notre Dame is laying against Temple. So you think the Owls would have been better off starting their season for the fifth straight time against FCS Villanova at the Linc? Locally, maybe. But from a national perspective, you know how many programs would want to be in South Bend and on NBC? Maybe the difference between playing Villanova and Notre Dame is the difference between Temple getting bowl eligible or not. Or perhaps it isn't.
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January 19, 2013 | Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dave Brock, a native of Moorestown, Burlington County, whose coaching stops in his 22-year career included three seasons at Temple, was introduced Friday as the new head coach at Delaware. Brock, 46, who spent the 2012 season as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Rutgers, replaces K.C. Keeler. Keeler was fired on Jan. 7 after 11 seasons. "The opportunity to coach at a place with such a storied tradition, in the footprint of where I grew up and where I have coached most of my life, is an honor for my family, and I am humbled by the opportunity," Brock said in a statement.
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November 1, 2012 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer
THE LAST TIME Temple's football team lost three straight games was also the last time the Owls finished with a losing record. That was 2008, their second season in the Mid-American Conference, when they dropped four in a row after taking the opener. They eventually closed with two wins to get to 5-7, which was still their best season in nearly 2 decades. Since then they've won 29 times, been to two bowls (winning one) and made it back into a BCS league. But they've lost their last two, for the second time this season, to fall to 3-4, 2-2 in the Big East.
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October 5, 2012 | By MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer
ON NOV. 20, 2004, Temple played its 94th Big East football game, against 19th-ranked Boston College at the Linc. At the time, it was also going to be the program's last. And for the 80th time the Owls lost, 34-17, to close out a 2-9 (1-5) season. Their last conference win had come a week earlier, also at home, against Syracuse. Bobby Wallace was the coach. He would last another season (0-11 as an independent), his eighth, on North Broad Street. But the world keeps moving along. He quickly resurfaced at Division II West Alabama, where in 2009 he got the Tigers to the playoffs for the first time in forever.
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February 1, 2011 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
They have come in the door before like this . . . enthusiastic, wide-eyed, ready to roll up their sleeves and get to work on bringing Temple football to its full potential. Steve Addazio has that look right now and, truth be told, he's got more reason for optimism than some of the previous head coaches who eventually ran out of breath trying to resuscitate the program. "This couldn't have been a better match for me," Addazio said Monday night before joining others on the dais at the annual Philadelphia Sports Writers Association award dinner in Cherry Hill.
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December 5, 2009 | By Kevin Tatum INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Temple football team is having a bowl selection party tomorrow. Yes, the Owls program that not long ago had no stadium and no conference, and which faced the very real prospect of being dropped by the university, will be waiting to hear its postseason destination. "It hasn't sunk in yet," said Temple athletic director Bill Bradshaw. "I don't know how many times I heard the word never. 'You'll never win here.' 'You'll never be in a league again.' 'You'll never win any championships.
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November 25, 2009 | By Kevin Tatum INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Dominique Harris was coming off a redshirt freshman year when Al Golden arrived at Temple to take over the Owls' dormant football program in December 2005. A defensive back from Washington, Harris took notice when the new coach suspended six returning players, for various undisclosed disciplinary reasons, in the days leading up to Temple's debut under Golden in '06. The Owls were coming off a 0-11 season. "I knew he had a plan, and it didn't shock me," said Harris, who was recruited by Golden's predecessor, Bobby Wallace.
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October 7, 2009 | By MIKE MAZZEO, mazzeom@phillynews.com
To those who live down South, Bobby Wallace is a coaching legend. He's the Mississippi native who helped recruit a running back by the name of Bo Jackson while an assistant coach at Auburn. He's the "good ol' boy" who won three consecutive national championships and molded 12 NFL players during 10 seasons as head coach at Division-II North Alabama. But to those in the East, Wallace isn't remembered with such reverence. Like others before him, he was the fish-out-of-water who could never bring Temple's football team into prominence.
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