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Matakevich is ECAC defensive rookie of the year

Thursday, December 20, 2012, 9:06 AM
Temple linebacker Tyler Matakevich was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference Defensive Rookie of the Year for the Football Bowl Subdivision. Owls tailback Montel Harris and punter Brandon McManus joined the freshman on the ECAC all-star team. Matakevich finished the season with 101 tackles... Read more

New Jersey tailback commits to Temple

Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 9:55 PM
Jahad Thomas, a senior running back at Elizabeth High School (NJ), gave an oral commitment Tuesday night to play football at Temple. The 5-foot-9, 175-pounder will join Elizabeth quarterback and close friend P.J. Walker in the Owls' 2013 recruiting class. Thomas and Walker both took official visits... Read more

Owls recruit is NJ offensive player of the year

Sunday, December 16, 2012, 12:39 PM
P. J. Walker, a headliner in Temple’s 2013 football recruiting class, is The Newark Star-Ledger’s New Jersey Offensive Player of the Year. The Elizabeth High School senior quarterback completed 107 of 156 passes for 2,012 yards, 23 touchdowns and just one interception. Walker led Elizabeth... Read more

Report: Harris accepts Shrine Bowl invite

Sunday, December 16, 2012, 12:00 PM
Temple tailback Montel Harris has accepted an invitation to play in the 2013 East-West Shrine Game, according to SB Nation and the Shrine Game's twitter account. The college senior all-star game will be played at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Jan. 19. Harris garnered all-Big East Conference... Read more

Rhule takes Temple coaching job

Saturday, December 15, 2012, 7:52 PM
It’s official. Matt Rhule is the new football coach at Temple. The New York Giants assistant offensive line coach signed a contract to coach the Owls on Saturday, according to a source with inside knowledge. Rhule will be introduced as the Owls' coach at 2 p.m. Monday. He replaces Steve Addazio... Read more

Florida prep standout visits Temple

Friday, December 14, 2012, 10:58 PM
Cory Crawford, a senior wideout at Palmetto High School (Fla.), is on an official visit to Temple. The 5-foot-7, 170-pounder gave an oral commitment to Temple on Oct. 27. He chose the Owls over scholarship offers from Cincinnati, Marshall, Central Florida, Western Kentucky and Western Michigan. Crawford... Read more

Temple hire: Is it Matt Rhule?

Friday, December 14, 2012, 1:39 PM
The Temple football coaching search is coming to an end. One of the finalists, Miami defensive coordinator Mark D’Onofrio, has reportedly pulled out Friday. The other finalist was former Temple co-offensive coordinator Matt Rhule. It is unclear if Rhule has been formally offered the job at... Read more

Temple unlikely to hire coach before next week

Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 3:24 PM
The Temple Owls still do not have head football coach, and it is unlikely that one will be named by Friday. But Owls athletic director Bill Bradshaw said Wednesday the announcement will likely come next week. “It is unlikely that we would have any decision before early next week,” Bradshaw... Read more

Temple football to interview Eagles defensive coordinator Todd Bowles

Monday, December 10, 2012, 1:31 PM
Eagles defensive coordinator Todd Bowles is scheduled to be interviewed Monday night for the vacant Temple head coaching job, sources told The Inquirer. Bowles, who also has coached in the NFL for Miami, Dallas, Cleveland and the New York Jets, was a defensive back for Temple from 1982 to 1985. Bowles... Read more

Rhule interviews for Temple job

Saturday, December 8, 2012, 4:10 PM
New York Giants assistant coach Matt Rhule interviewed Saturday for Temple's head coaching position, according to multiple sources. The Owls are seeking a replacement for Steve Addazio, who left Tuesday to take the coaching job at Boston College. Rhule was the co-offensive coordinator and tight... Read more
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John Mitchell is in his first year covering Temple after two seasons covering the 76ers for the Inquirer, after joining the paper in November 2011. He covered the Washington Wizards for the Washington Times from 1998 to 2008. He's also worked at the Philadelphia Tribune, the Wilmington News Journal, Courier-Post, Trenton Times and Elmira Star-Gazette. He graduated from Overbrook High School and Howard University in Washington, D.C. Follow him on Twitter @jmitchinquirer or reach him at jmitchell@philly.com.

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