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Owls will tell Bradshaw they want Rhule

Members of Temple’s football team are scheduled to inform Owls athletic director Bill Bradshaw that they want Matt Rhule to be their next head football coach during Wednesday's 11 a.m. meeting at the Edberg-Olson Hall, multiple sources have confirmed.

Owls will tell Bradshaw they want Rhule

Members of Temple’s football team are scheduled to inform Owls athletic director Bill Bradshaw that they want Matt Rhule to be their next head football coach during Wednesday's 11 a.m. meeting at the Edberg-Olson Hall, multiple sources have confirmed.

Temple began a national coaching search to replace Steve Addazio, who resigned Tuesday to take head-coaching job at Boston College.

Rhule, the New York Giants assistant offensive line coach, interviewed for the job in 2010 when Addazio won the position vacated by Al Golden, who left for Miami.

Rhule was the co-offensive coordinator and tight ends coach at Temple before joining the Tom Coughlin Giants NFL staff in March. He had various coaching position during his six seasons as and Owls assists, five of which he served under Al Golden.

“Coach Rhule is a Temple guy,” said a source, who didn’t want to be identified. “He understands the players. He understands the area. He’s just going to be a better fit more than Addazio.

“Addazio didn’t know much about Philadelphia, and his philosophy was to just run the football. And he didn’t really get us anywhere.”

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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