Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Sources: Addazio staying at Temple

Unless something drastically changes, Steve Addazio will remain Temple’s football coach, according to sources.

Sources: Addazio staying at Temple

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Temple football coach Steve Addazio will not be leaving Temple for Rutgers, sources tell the Inquirer. (Patrick Semansky/AP)
Temple football coach Steve Addazio will not be leaving Temple for Rutgers, sources tell the Inquirer. (Patrick Semansky/AP)

Unless something drastically changes, Steve Addazio will remain Temple’s football coach, according to sources.

“He’s not going to Rutgers,” said one source with inside knowledge.

Multiple reports have put Addazio among the leading candidates for the Scarlet Knights job, which opened up Thursday when Greg Schiano was hired by the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Addazio replaced Al Golden at Temple in December 2010. The former Florida offensive coordinator led the Owls to a 9-4 record and a 37-15 victory over Wyoming in the New Mexico Bowl in his first season at Temple.

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This is at least the second time in three months that Addazio was linked to a coaching vacancy. He was mentioned as a possible candidate for the Illinois job after Ron Zook was fired in November.

Addazio, however, stated that he wasn't interested in the Illinois job and wanted to remain in the Northeast, close to his hometown of Farmington, Conn.

Inquirer Staff Writer
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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.

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