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Addazio: 'We don't need to hear about other schools in Pennsylvania'

For years, Temple played a distant second fiddle -- and sometimes third -- in regards to fan support in its own city.

Addazio: 'We don't need to hear about other schools in Pennsylvania'

For years, Temple played a distant second fiddle -- and sometimes third -- in regards to fan support in its own city.

Even though Penn State is located three hours away, the Nittany Lions have traditionally been Philadelphia's favorite team.

But now that Temple's back in the Big East, Addazio wants to see a switch in fan support.

"Come out and support the Temple Owls," Addazio said after Wednesday's preseason practice. "You got a major college football program right here.  We don't need to hear about other schools in Pennsylvania. We just need to talk about Temple right now.

"If you are a real Philadelphia person get behind this football program, and let's make the Linc an electric atmosphere that we are proud of."

About this blog
Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He takes over the Sixers beat after covering the Temple men’s basketball team for the past three years and Temple football the past two seasons. Pompey also previously covered the Penn and Drexel men’s basketball team and Villanova football team after initially focusing on high school sports.

Pompey is a native Philadelphian and a University of Pittsburgh graduate. Follow him on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers or reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com. Reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com.

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