Now, this is a shocker.
The Sporting News ranked the top 125 coaches of the Football Bowl Subdivision. And believe me; the publication wasn’t impressed with Steve Addazio’s record-setting first season at Temple.
He’s ranked 83d despite leading the Owls to a 9-4 record and a 37-15 victory over Wyoming in the New Mexico Bowl. The victory marked Temple’s first bowl win since beating California in the Garden State Bowl in 1979. And Addazio set the school record for the most wins by a first-year head coach.
But, it appears the Sporting News gives most of the credit to former Temple coach Al Golden for last season’s success. Maybe it thinks Addazio just inherited a talented team. That would explain why Golden is ranked 34th despite the Hurricanes' 6-6 record from last season.