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Milford Academy linebacker walks on at Temple

Thursday, January 10, 2013, 12:32 PM
Shane Nastahowski, a former linebacker at Milford Academy (N.Y.), will walk on at Temple. The 6-foot-1, 221-pounder broke the news on his Facebook page Wednesday, posting: “officially a temple owl!!! Heading out next Sunday.” Nastahowski graduated from Greenwich High in Connecticut in... Read more

Jeremy Scott named Temple football strength coach

Wednesday, January 9, 2013, 5:11 PM
Temple has hired Jeremy Scott as the football strength and conditioning coach. Scott was Penn State’s full-time assistant strength and conditioning coach and speed coach for the past 15 years. He's scheduled to begin at Temple on Jan. 22. Read more

Rolovich backs out of Owls offensive coordinator gig

Wednesday, January 9, 2013, 4:31 PM
Two weeks after accepting Temple's offensive coordinator position, Nick Rolovich has decided Wednesday to remain at Nevada. A Wolf Pack source said Nevada doubled his salary to around $240,000 to remain offensive coordinator of the Mountain West Conference school. The 33-year-old and his wife are... Read more

Matakevich garners Freshman All-America honors

Monday, January 7, 2013, 2:46 PM
Tyler Matakevich, a linebacker at Temple, was named to the Football Writers Association of American Freshman All-America team on Monday. The Connecticut native led the Owls with 101 tackles, becoming the only true freshman in school history to record at least 100 stops. Matakevich is also the Big... Read more

Williamstown's Taylor commits to Temple

Sunday, January 6, 2013, 11:53 PM
Julian Taylor, a senior defensive end at Williamstown, gave an oral commitment Sunday to play football at Temple. The 6-foot-5, 230-pounder backed out of his Dec. 3 commitment to Massachusetts to accept the Owls' scholarship offer. The Abington transfer was also receiving some interest from Rutgers... Read more

Temple's McManus garners national award

Friday, January 4, 2013, 1:51 PM
Brandon McManus, a placekicker and punter at Temple, won the College Football Performance Awards Specialist Trophy on Friday. “After an extensive review of existing data, literature, and evidence, it has been determined that Temple’s Brandon McManus finished the 2012 season with the strongest... Read more

Rhule adds to Owls' staff

Wednesday, January 2, 2013, 11:30 AM
Matt Rhule, Temple's new football coach, has hired another assistant coach to his staff. Central Florida tight ends and special teams coach Allen Mogridge is the latest addition, according to multiple reports. For now, he’s listed as an offensive assistant. OwlScoop.com is reporting that Mogridge... Read more

Padden named new Temple director of football operations

Monday, December 31, 2012, 12:57 PM
Sean Padden was hired as Temple’s director of football operations. He is returning to football after spending five years as a sales representative at Forest Pharmaceuticals and three years as the corporate account manager at Bentley Systems. Padden will replace Ed Foley, who has been promoted... Read more

Rolovich accepts Owls offensive coordinator gig

Sunday, December 30, 2012, 9:12 AM
Matt Rhule, Temple's new football coach, got the offensive coordinator he desired. Sources have confirmed that Nick Rolovich agreed Saturday to become the Owls' next offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach. The 33-year-old spent this past season as Nevada's offensive coordinator after four years... Read more

Rhule hires Noble, Satterfield as assistants

Friday, December 28, 2012, 8:48 AM
New Temple football coach Matt Rhule has hired former Penn State standout defensive lineman Brandon Noble and Tennessee-Chattanooga offensive coordinator Marcus Satterfield to his coaching staff. Noble, who was a college teammate of Rhule, will be the Owls' defensive line coach, while Satterfield... Read more
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John Mitchell is in his second year covering Temple after two seasons covering the 76ers for the Inquirer, after joining the paper in November 2011. He covered the Washington Wizards for the Washington Times from 1998 to 2008. He's also worked at the Philadelphia Tribune, the Wilmington News Journal, Courier-Post, Trenton Times and Elmira Star-Gazette. He graduated from Overbrook High School and Howard University in Washington, D.C. Follow him on Twitter @jmitchinquirer or reach him at jmitchell@philly.com.

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