March 7, 2013 |
WE DON'T know what Big East football's new name will be yet. But unless somehow there is even more conference movement in the next whatever, at least its 2013 schedule is finally official. Temple is still opening at defending national runner-up Notre Dame on Aug. 31. And the Owls are playing six times at home, including a game with defending champion and likely favorite Louisville on Oct. 5 at Lincoln Financial Field. Their other league games in South Philly are with newcomers Houston (Sept.
January 8, 2013 |
NEW TEMPLE football coach Matt Rhule, a week after his only season with the New York Giants ended, has made the first five additions to his staff. Ed Foley, who has been at Temple the past five seasons and spent the last two as the director of football operations, has been named assistant head coach. He and Rhule worked together on North Broad Street from 2008-11 for first Al Golden and then Steve Addazio. Brandon Noble, who was Rhule's teammate at Penn State in the mid 1990s, is coming aboard following one season at Coastal Carolina.
November 28, 2012 |
TEMPLE'S FOOTBALL team, which was picked to finish last in the Big East in its first season back since 2004, ended up 4-7. The Owls went 2-5 in the conference, which has them tied in the win column with Connecticut (2-4, 5-6), a team they beat in overtime, and Pittsburgh (2,4, 5-6), which they lost to by 30. UConn still has Cincinnati (8-3, 4-2) at home, while Pitt closes at South Florida (1-5, 3-8), the Owls' other Big East victim. Their other FBS win was at 2-9 Army. Four losses were to bowl teams, by an average of 24 points, and a fifth was at Penn State, which would have been going to one if it wasn't on probation.
November 21, 2013 |
HOW MANY times can one team keep getting back up off the mat? If you're Temple, first it was that Hail Mary disaster against FCS Fordham in week two. Then it was the loss at Rutgers on a 33-yard pass on fourth-and-10 with 35 seconds to go. Now, in the very next game, it's a near-miss against 15th-ranked Central Florida that came down to a last-play field goal. This time, the Owls had taken a seven-point lead with 2 minutes left. They've lost four times by a total of nine points.
June 28, 2011
Temple's football program has secured six more oral commitments, all who just attended one of coach Steve Addazio's camps. That brings the number of recruits in the class of 2012 to 15. The Owls landed Kyle Friend, a 6-2, 275-pound offensive lineman from Cumberland Valley High in Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Tavon Young, a 5-10, 165-pound defensive back from Frederick Douglass High in Upper Marlboro, Md.; Ron Gillespie, a 5-9, 165 cornerback from...
January 18, 2011
Sources have confirmed a report on OwlScoop.com that new Temple football coach Steve Addazio has added another member to his staff. Sean McGowan, who has spent the last seven seasons as the defensive coordinator at New Hampshire, will be coming to North Broad Street to coach either the linebackers or defensive line. He also has been the defensive coordinator at West Virginia Tech and Duquesne, and was once a graduate assistant at Pittsburgh. There's still no word yet on whether any of the five assistants who stayed on after Al Golden left for Miami last month will be retained.
December 31, 2012 |
Looking for some straight talk about Temple and its current place in the college sports world? Peter "Doc" Chodoff is your man. "You know what our TV income was from the MAC?" Chodoff said, curling his index finger to the tip of his thumb, referring to the revenue from Temple's football stay in the Mid-American Conference. "Zero. " Whether that has been rounded down or is accurate to the decimal, Chodoff's point is obvious: Whatever configuration of the Big East that Temple ends up in, whatever the league's name turns out to be, his Owls are in a better place than if they'd stuck with the MAC for football and the Atlantic Ten for basketball and other sports.
June 7, 2012 |
The lawyer for a Temple University football player charged with rape denied the accusation Tuesday and called his client a "valued member of his church and community. " Praise Martin-Oguike, 18, a freshman linebacker, was charged last week with rape, aggravated assault, and related offenses in connection with an attack alleged to have occurred May 26. Temple football coach Steve Addazio issued a brief statement saying Martin-Oguike had been suspended from the team "pending the outcome of the charges.
January 12, 2012 |
Temple has received oral commitments from two Connecticut football players. Running back Montrell Dobbs, an all-state player from Ansonia, committed this week and linebacker Tyler Matakevich committed last week. Matakevich is from St. Joseph's High in Trumbull. Dobbs originally had committed to the University of Connecticut. Both played this past season at Milford Academy, a prep school in New York state. "I'm real excited," Dobbs told the Connecticut Post . "Coach [Steve]