Steve Addazio wants all Philadelphians to be proud of his Temple Owls.
With that said, the Temple coach doesn't think his team should be judged solely by this season's win-loss total.
"We are building something here for the long haul," Addazio said.
The Owls return just nine starters from last season's 9-4 squad. Temple rejoined the Big East this summer after spending the past five seasons as a football-only member of the Mid-American Conference.
The Owls are also enjoying $10 million worth of renovations to Edberg-Olson Hall, their practice facility.
This a new era for Temple football. One that Addazio wants Philadelphians to embrace, while remaining patient.
Here's a glimpse of what he said: