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September 23, 2011
Making Temple's Case As conference shuffling picks up speed, the coach hints his program is worthy of BCS consideration: "We play in a great venue [the Linc]. We play a . . . challenging non-conference schedule. We, a year ago, beat the Big East champion [UConn]. We went toe-to-toe with one of the elite programs in America [Penn State]. . . . We are in one of the greatest sports cities that there possibly is in the country and they are supporting Temple football.
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December 24, 2010 | by the Daily News
PERSONAL Birthdate: June 1, 1959 Hometown: Farmington, Conn. Education: 1981 - Bachelor's degree in Physical Education from Central Connecticut State University; 1985 - Master's degree in Physical Education from Central Connecticut State University Family: Married to the former Kathy Donoghue. They have three children: Nicole (23), Jessica (20), and Louie (17). Head coach Associate head coach, offensive coordinator, offensive line, 2010 Assistant head coach, offensive coordinator, offensive line, 2009 Assistant head coach offense, offensive line, 2008 Offensive line, 2007 Offensive line , tackles, tight ends, 2006 Tight ends, 2005 Offensive coordinator, offensive line, 2004 Offensive line, 2003-04 Offensive line, tight ends, special teams Offensive line, 1997-98 Assistant offensive line, tight ends, 1995-96 Head Coach Offensive line, recruiting coordinator 1996: Gator 1996: Liberty 1997: Fiesta 1999: Orange 2002: Fiesta 2006: Outback 2007: BCS National Championship 2008: Capital One 2009: BCS National Championship 2010: Sugar 2011: Outback College: 1978-81, Central Connecticut State University, 4-year starter Pro: Earned tryouts with New England Patriots, USFL's Jacksonville Bulls and CFL's Ottawa Roughriders Coached 24 players who went on to play in the NFL, including three first-rounders: quarterback Tim Tebow,...
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December 25, 2010
New Temple football coach Steve Addazio received his first oral commitment a day after being named to the Owls' post. Cedric Walker, an electric, 5-foot-9, 175-pound running back from Gulliver Prep in Miami, said Friday he wants to be an Owl. Walker was recruited by Temple before Addazio's arrival. He decided to wait until Temple named a new coach to make a decision, and he and Addazio already knew each other from the recruiting trails. Addazio was the offensive coordinator at Florida before accepting the job at Temple.
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September 5, 2012 | BY ANDREW KOOB, Daily News Staff Writer
AFTER AN opening-day win over Villanova, Temple football coach Steve Addazio came away impressed with the physicality and execution of his team. However, Addazio still expects both his team and himself to make a big leap when Maryland takes the trip up I-95 on Saturday. "The expectation we had for that game was to go out, be really physical, play really hard, relentless to the football and play with great passion," Addazio said on the Big East teleconference Monday. "That's what we wanted to get done and I felt like we did that.
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December 5, 2012 | By Keith Pompey, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Temple football coach Steve Addazio shocked the Owls faithful and left at least one recruit confused and angry Tuesday by accepting the head coaching position at Boston College after just two seasons on Broad Street. Although many concerns will surface due to his abrupt departure, the most immediate one to the team, its fans and its surprised recruits is who will succeed Addazio? And will he be able to convince those recruits, angry or not, to stay committed to Temple? Addazio, who just months ago said he would be at Temple for the long haul, was not available for comment and did not return repeated phone calls.
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December 23, 2010 | By Kevin Tatum, Inquirer Staff Writer
If you like offense, you might like Steve Addazio, the new football coach at Temple. According to a source close to the situation, Temple will name Addazio, the offensive coordinator at Florida, its head coach Thursday at an 11 a.m. news conference. The event is scheduled to take place in the Fox-Gittis Room at the Liacouras Center, where Al Golden was welcomed five years ago. Miami hired Golden away to be its head coach on Dec. 12. Regarded as an effective recruiter and fiery orator, Addazio, 51, is credited with stocking Florida with some of the top high school players and helping lead Florida last season when head coach Urban Meyer took a leave of absence for health reasons.
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January 29, 2012 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple athletic director Bill Bradshaw calls reports that Owls football coach Steve Addazio is a candidate for the Rutgers opening a "nonstory. " Multiple reports have put Addazio among the leading candidates for the Scarlet Knights job, which opened up Thursday when Greg Schiano was hired by the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Rutgers coaching search appears to be moving at a rapid pace with Wednesday's national signing day fast approaching. Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti has made no secret that he would like to hire a coach by then in order to keep the 2012 recruiting class intact.
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October 23, 2012 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
The mistakes - costly turnovers, missed assignments, a blocked punt - added up to Temple's worst loss since 2009. The defeat by Rutgers has left Owls coach Steve Addazio with a lot of things to focus on in the coming days. "We have to get ready to find out what was great that we did and what was poor that we did in that third [quarter]," Addazio said after Saturday's 35-10 loss to No. 18 Rutgers at Lincoln Financial Field. The Owls will "try to get that corrected and get on the road to play Pittsburgh," on Saturday, Addazio said.
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December 6, 2012 | By Keith Pompey, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Several Temple football players, including the top 2013 recruit, on Wednesday urged the hiring of New York Giants assistant coach Matt Rhule to replace Steve Addazio. Rhule is "definitely somebody we would stay with," said Shawn Brown, the father of Williamstown High School linebacker Buddy Brown, the headliner of Temple's 2013 recruiting class. "We kind of remember [Rhule] because we went to a camp when he was there. He was a decent guy. We definitely know who he is, so there's definitely a little familiarity with him. " The players expressed their support for Rhule, a former Temple assistant, during a closed meeting with athletic director Bill Bradshaw, who launched a national search for a coach to take over for Addazio.
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December 11, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - The coaches for the Dec. 27 Pinstripe Bowl clearly are excited to be spending Christmas week in the Big Apple, though Boston College's Steve Addazio might have been a little more pumped than James Franklin of Penn State when the subject of food was discussed. "If you're a foodie, and I'm a foodie, obviously - look at me - there are so many unbelievable places to go to," said Addazio, the former Temple head coach. "I spent a lot of years outside the Northeast just agonizing not being able to have a great dish of macaroni and a meatball that's meaningful.
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December 9, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Reuniting with an old Eastern rival, Penn State has accepted an invitation to play Boston College in the Pinstripe Bowl on Dec. 27 at Yankee Stadium at 4:30 p.m. on ESPN. The Nittany Lions, who were 6-6 in James Franklin's initial year as head coach, will play in their first bowl game since the 2011 postseason, when they competed in the Ticket City Bowl in Dallas. They were ineligible to participate in a bowl the last two seasons because of NCAA sanctions. This will be Penn State's 45th bowl appearance in program history; the Lions have compiled a 27-15-2 record on the field.
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December 9, 2014 | By John Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple's football team, which became bowl eligible with a season-ending victory on Saturday night, will not be going to a bowl game. "It's very disappointing, and it was very difficult to go in there and tell those guys, especially the seniors, that they are not going to a bowl game," coach Matt Rhule said. "I think this team deserves to be playing another game. " The American Athletic Conference has five bowl tie-ins. Next year it will have six. Temple (6-6, 4-4 AAC) had the sixth-best record in the conference.
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November 4, 2014 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, Daily News Staff Writer neiburj@phillynews.com
ONE OF the few constants during Temple's coaching transition from Steve Addazio to Matt Rhule has been linebacker Tyler Matakevich. He was there for the program's final year in the Big East, in 2012, when he won multiple awards, including the 2012 Big East Rookie of the Year as a true freshman and a spot on the all-conference second team. He was the first Owls freshman to record 100 tackles in a season, finishing with 101. Then came last year, a new head coach, a new defensive coordinator in Phil Snow and a new defensive scheme.
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October 9, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
MATT RHULE is here for the long haul. He wants to build a program, not just a team. So sometimes, it's mostly about getting the point across. Yesterday, when his players gathered around him at the end of Temple's practice, was another one of those moments. The 3-1 Owls, coming off their second bye in 4 weeks, host 1-4 Tulsa Saturday. But both are among the six teams tied atop the American Athletic Conference standings at 1-0. The Owls are favored by a little more than two touchdowns, which hasn't happened that often.
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September 27, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
As he went through the process of transforming the Temple offense that he inherited from Steve Addazio, coach Matt Rhule knew last season that his players would have difficulty grasping his pass-friendly attack. This was particularly true of P.J. Walker. Then a freshman, Walker probably thought he would spend most of the 2013 season doing little more than toting a clipboard. But Walker turned out to be the Owls' best option at quarterback last year. He finished with seven straight starts, throwing 20 touchdown passes - two shy of the school record - and his 2,084 passing yards tied him with Henry Burris for the fourth-highest single-season total in school history.
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September 25, 2014
SOMETIMES, IT'S not about the X's and O's. It's about people, and doing what's right. After Saturday's win over Delaware State, Temple coach Matt Rhule presented a game ball to assistant head coach Ed Foley on behalf of the Foley family. When asked about it yesterday, Rhule almost became emotional again. Because it was from the heart. Foley's father Ed, who was called "Tanjo," passed away on Sept. 11 following a lengthy illness. "Ed's been here seven years," Rhule explained.
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September 24, 2014 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, Daily News Staff Writer neiburj@phillynews.com
JALEN FITZPATRICK was driving back to his hometown of Harrisburg from an official visit to Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., when his phone rang. It was Matt Rhule. It was nearing the end of January 2011 and Fitzpatrick was set to spend the next 4 years most likely playing defensive back - a position he hadn't played in high school - at then-Division I-AA Old Dominion. Then a Temple assistant under newly hired head coach Steve Addazio, Rhule initiated contact with Fitzpatrick and eventually provided the 5-10 athlete with his only Division I-A scholarship offer.
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September 16, 2014 | By Mike Kern, Daily News Columnist
Players of the weekend National: Boston College quarterback Tyler Murphy, a graduate transfer from Florida, rushed for 191 yards on 13 carries (including the clinching 66-yard touchdown with 3 1/2 minutes left) in a 37-31 home win over ninth-ranked Southern Cal. Local: Widener's defense, which forced four turnovers and allowed 52 yards rushing on 37 attempts in a 45-3 win at defending MAC champion Lebanaon Valley. The Pride, which forced seven turnovers last week at Rowan, has opened with two road wins for the first time since 1980 under first-year coach Mike Kelly.
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August 19, 2014 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
WHEN KENNETH HARPER committed to Temple from Buchholz High in Gainesville, Fla., he did not do so to be a running back. In fact, he was not even slated to play on the same side of the ball. "When I first came in, I was coming in at safety," Harper said. "My mindset was to do whatever I could do for the team. Whatever my role would be, as long as I was impacting the team in some way, I was successful. " Harper played both safety and running back in high school, but safety was where he thought his college career was headed.
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