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)

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.

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.

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