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:
“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.