Sunday, January 25, 2015

Addazio makes case for Temple football

If you have been reading The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Mike Jensen, you know that Temple has been mentioned as a possible ‘Plan B’ option for Big East expansion.

Addazio makes case for Temple football

If you have been reading The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Mike Jensen, you know that Temple has been mentioned as a possible ‘Plan B’ option for Big East expansion.

So what does Temple’s football team bring to the table that warrants a Bowl Championship Series  (BCS) conference invitation?

I asked Owls coach Steve Addazio that during Thursday’s taping of “Owls Insider with Steve Addazio.”   Temple is a member of the Mid-American Conference.

Here's a glimpse of what he said:

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“I think it is not my role to comment on conferences.  As I said, I love the MAC and we are in the MAC and we are proud to be in the MAC conference."

But the coach also added:

“So we play in a great venue.  We play a tremendously great challenging non-conference schedule.  We, a year ago, beat the Big East champion [Connecticut]. We went toe-to-toe with one of the elite programs in America [Penn State] down to the final seconds of the football game."

To see Addazio's full response to why Temple deserves a Big East invite, watch "Owls Insiders with Steve Addazio" on Friday at Philly.com.

About this blog
Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering the Temple basketball and football for the previous three years. 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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