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Addazio ranked 83d among FBS coaches

Now, this is a shocker.

Addazio ranked 83d among FBS coaches

Coach Steve Addazio led Temple to its first bowl win since 1979. (Tom Mihalek/AP file photo)
Coach Steve Addazio led Temple to its first bowl win since 1979. (Tom Mihalek/AP file photo)

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.

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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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