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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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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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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 the new coach be able to convince those recruits, angry or not, to stay committed to Temple?
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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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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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February 6, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
The music played for years, as colleges across the country circled the chairs and tried to find exactly the right seat for their student population and alumni aspirations. Some of the destinations where these NCAA schools initially landed looked more out of place than a rhinoceros walking down Broad Street. In December 2011, for instance, it was announced that Boise State and San Diego State were ready to join the Big East with complete disregard for the fact that neither school was even on the east coast of their own western-based states.
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January 3, 2014 | BY MARK PERNER, Daily News Staff Writer pernerm@hillynews.com
IT WAS A GOOD New Year's eve and day for sons of a pair of sports greats. Jerry Rice Jr., a fifth-year senior receiver at UNLV and son of, who else but Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerry Rice, caught his first career touchdown pass yesterday in the Heart of Dallas Bowl. And Ken "Trey" Griffey III, a freshman receiver for Arizona and son of probable first-ballot Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr., was on the receiving end of his first two collegiate TD catches in something called the Advocare V100 Bowl on Tuesday.
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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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September 5, 2013 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
TEMPLE'S OPENING 28-6 loss at Notre Dame was the first of 12 games, or maybe/hopefully even 13. Now it's in the past. So bring on Houston, at the Linc Saturday afternoon, in the inaugural game of the new 10-team American Athletic Conference, where the Owls were picked to finish ninth. They were four-touchdown underdogs in South Bend. This time the point spread is a field goal. "I don't think it's OK to lose," said first-year coach Matt Rhule. "I can live with losing when we play a team I just think is so much better than us and we play our best game and couldn't handle it. I don't think that was the case.
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September 1, 2013 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Not long after Temple's plane landed Friday, first-year coach Matt Rhule ordered the buses to take a quick swing by Notre Dame Stadium, which is expected to be sold out (80,795) on Saturday for the 234th consecutive game. "I want them to get to see the stadium, to see Touchdown Jesus," Rhule said earlier this week. "Get an appreciation for history and then move on, because we've got a game to play. " That game is finally here Saturday, on national television (NBC10, 3:30 p.m.)
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