Last donation: Heriberto S., McDonough, GA, 4/24/23 (thanks, Heriberto!!) Two on 4/14/23 (thanks to Joe F. and Ross M. ); Tom W., Palm Coast, Fla. 2/18/23 (thanks, Tom!!!)Ed P., Yardley, Pa. (1/9/23; thanks, Ed,) Lawrence S., West Chester, Pa., 12/28/22, our first contribution in over a month (thanks Larry, this will help in having to replace the printer we purchased in the summer that went on the fritz); Bob C., Chadds Ford, Pa., 11/27/22 (thanks Bob, our first contribution since September) Ed P., Perkasie, Pa. who donated 9/24/22 at the UMass game and Ed and I both remember and love Pennridge coach Wayne Helman; Joe S. (Delaware County), 9/3/22 (thanks Joe, hope to see you at Lafayette or RU); James G. (thanks James and for all the great posts you make on this site),, 7/29/22: Matt P. (former Al Golden player, thank you Matt for the generous donation it will be put to good use as we will explain in Monday’s post), 6/9/22; Matt F., Horsham, Pa. (thanks, Matt!!), June 6, 2022; David, B., Milton, DE (thanks, Dave), April 11, 2022: Andy B., Philadelphia, Pa. (our first donation of 2022, thanks Andy), March 3, 2022; Ed P., Yardley, Pa. 12/25/21 (thanks, Ed for the Christmas donation); Matt F., no hometown found (“a celebratory donation for Carey’s firing”), 11/30/21 thanks, Matt; Jon E., Cincinnati, Ohio, 11/29/21 (thanks, Jon for the donation and the great comments on this site); James G., Royersford, Pa. 11/28/21 (thanks, Jim, for the donations and your comments on the website); Anonymous (no home town given but donation really appreciated), 11/20/2021; Roger D., Rehoboth Beach,, Del., 10/24/21; Joe S., Drexel Hill, Pa. 10/3/21 (thanks, Joe) At the BC game (9/18), John from Landenburg (thanks, John for being a great friend of this site for so many years); Three Aug. 21 donations: Eric A (former player), Atlanta, Ga; Anonymous (by request), Cincinnati, Oh; Tim R., Buffalo, N.Y. (sincere thanks to all); David N., Silver Springs, Md (thanks Dave) 7/10/21; former Temple player Matt P., who lives in Columbus, GA now (thanks Matt) 7/9/21; Joe F., Philadelphia (4/7/11, thanks Joe) Matt F., Horsham, Pa., 3/27/21 (thanks, Matt); Jon E., Cincinnati, Ohio (1/31/21, thanks Jon) Ed P.,, Yardley, Pa. (thanks, Ed, much appredicated), 1/16/21; Mitchell S. , 12/21/20, our first contribution since (10/8) earlier, Former Owl Bruce G., Flourtown, Pa, who generously donated $100 in “honor” of the Ambler guy 10/8/20; (if they hate you in Ambler, we love you in Flortown,” BG says). Thanks, BG, we appreciate it; Earlier: James G., Philadelphia (7/21/20, thanks James) Robert B., Philadelphia (7/13/20, thanks, Bob, hope to see you at the tailgates again this fall); Previous: Jon E. from Cincinnati 6/15/20, our first donation this calendar year (thanks, Jon); Earlier, John from Landenberg; Kurt B., Wyomissing Hills, PA (former Temple player, 10-15-19) Earlier: David B. , Springfield, PA (9/26/19 … thanks, Dave!) also John from Landenberg (9/21/19); Tom W., Palm Coast, Fla. (8/22/19, thanks Tom!! Also, 10 days earlier, Bob. C and Joe S. and, on June 26, first bowl MVP Mark B.
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For those who asked why Rutgers is in the Big Ten the NY Times explained why yesterday: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/12/sports/ncaafootball/rutgers-big-ten-conference-college-football.html?_r=0
One more thing. TU cannot compete with the forty million Rutgers and the other Big Ten teams will soon make A YEAR. Frankly, whatever they do amounts to a losing proposition unless TU gets into a major conference and that door isn’t currently cracked an inch..
Very disappointed that we have gone from 10-4 to 3-3 and a team that lost to a team that gave Buffalo its only win and are currently 3.5-point underdogs to a 0-12 team of a year ago. Tyler, Matt, Tavon and Robby were good but they were not THAT good.
John, excellent and really the key point regarding Rutgers and the B10. Seems people are fixated on their recent waxing at the hands of OSU and Michigan and does that help Temple. Maybe in the very short term for a recruiting year or two but eventually the $10 million now and $40 million they start receiving in the future will take it’s toll in relation to Temple’s program. Will Rutgers eventually make it to the upper echelon of the B10, maybe or maybe not. Will they have the wherewithal to hire better coaches/recruiters, have better facilities than Temple and better media exposure, yes. To me this is what the be patient, trust the process crowd misses, Temple football doesn’t have the time for that, there a lot of things out of there control for moving up to a P5 conference and potentially dropping from 10-4 to 6-6 doesn’t help their prospects one bit. As I said in my earlier post maybe the reality is 2014 and this season are more reflective of what Rhule can build, a .500 or slightly better team.
Mike aside from being good players what else do those that you mentioned along with Nate D. Smith, Kyle Friend, S. Marshall and Avery Williams from the 2015 team have in common, all Daz recruits. Not saying I’m not glad he is gone, just look at BC, only that to the “it takes time” folks, the cupboard was not as bare as a lot of people like to make it out to be when Rhule took over as HC. He wasn’t building from scratch where some of the starters lost from last season can’t be replaced 4 years into his program
the 2-10 team should have been 6-6 with Coyer at quarterback and P.J. redshirting so he could open at Notre Dame next season. Much more talent on that 2-10 team than 6-6, just poor coaching from someone who was learning on the job when he should have been making those rookie mistakes at Kent State, not Temple. A wasted season and a wasted recruiting year is coming home to roost this year. Amazing how certain assistants, like Scott Frost at UCF and Mike Norvell at Memphis, have those teams respectable in their first season yet the Rhule Apologists were saying “you can’t judge a guy on his first year.”
our BOT is better suited running a community college when it comes to athletics…, they are a bunch of political appointees with zero skin in the game or commitment to succeeding on the field.., absent wholesale changes in the BOT leadership we’ll continue to be an average team in a second rate league… how long must this BS go on? we are who we are because we don’t have expectations of being anyone else..,
this crap about budgets and it takes time is the epitome of hoodwinking…., BC, Rutgers, Louisville, Maryland, Va Tech, and Temple at one time in the not to distant past all had the same budgets and wore the same watch…, where did they all go? where are we?
our program sucks because our BOT is content with the status quo
not digging the fact that the recently elected chairman of the BOT is a Villanova grad. You mean, we can’t find a Temple grad with the necessary chops to do that job? I’d rather have a Penn (Ed Rendell) grad than a Nova grad.
the chairman of our BOT is Villanova for life…, does he root first for Villanova each Saturday? he believes in his heart Temple will never measure up to Villanova…,
we are screwed for the next five years…, any bets on the on-campus stadium?
What killed Theobald was his engagement strategy with the politicians who appoint our BOT members.., the BOT killed our only messenger
As much as I hate to say it I think the way this season may be going could prove out your points KJ. I think the BOT will view a 6-6 year, a major step backwards even with getting to a bowl, a success. But how can you blame them, if read a good percentage of posts on the Temple Fan FB page there is the same sentiment. Not that a 6 win season is going backwards but rather “all programs hit bumps” when building, you have to trust the process. Maybe it’s just me but I don’t see how the kind of season we are having so far, we still have half the season left to change things, after a 10 win season is indicative of anything other than we’re a middle of the road team that caught lightning in a bottle in 2015. I can already hear the excuses for next season, new QB, have to replace J. Thomas, more new o-line starters, etc
One player last season made the difference and that was Tyler Matakevich. His interceptions during the ND and Cincy games, his timely sacks, and field leadership won several games last year. This team seems to be missing that. J. Thomas’s injury got the season off to a bad start and although he seems to be the only player showing heart, it may be too late. Unless someone steps up and fast 6-6 may be the best this team can achieve.
Our coaching has certainly regressed. We stop the run 4-5-6 series in a row and on the seventh some fullback pops free and outruns our secondary. We have a starting DT of two years ago (ironically in the UCF game) who is riding the pine as a backup offensive guard who is a proven run-stopper and a fullback on offense who is a proven run-stopper as a linebacker. Hellloooooooooooo? Is anybody on our staff even paying attention? Frustrating, discouraging, disappointing.
agree.., and TM had plenty of help in the leadership dept from MI, Nate Smith, H. Walton, Tavon Young, #7, and Kyle Friend…, Jahad is the only one this year capable of leading this offense out of the dark..,,
dropped passes, bad reads, penalties, and INTs have been gut wrenching to watch.., thank God for Stony Brook and Charlotte, scheduling them was clairvoyant.
Gut-wrenching is a good word. Sickening is another that comes to mind.
I’m just glad I didn’t let myself expect pie in the sky results pre-season. Too much sour history and just looking at the personel losses and the coaching at the end of last season made for a questionable future. Sure I’m disappointed, but more about the typical Temple future prospects than based on outrageous expectations gone awry. All I can say is oh well, here we go again. My only hope is that they can still win a few more and go bowling, but its doubtful. If they beat UCF, then maybe. Lose, and its all over.
I feel the same way with regards to your last statement jon, I don’t think though that expecting a 8 win season for 2016 was outrageous. I guess I was fooled into thinking that this program was being built to at least compete year in and year out for the conference championship. Kind of resigning myself to the fact that Rhule seems to be building an AAC version of what AG was able to do in the MAC. So given that the AAC is a stronger conference than the MAC or at least perceived so, a string of 6 to 7 win seasons probably equals the 8 / 9 wins we were getting at the end of our stint there. A consistent 3rd or 4th in the east with an occasional jump to say 2nd. I guess in the scheme of things that is still better than the Berndt/Dickerson/Wallace era and a cut rate on campus stadium is probably all that is really needed under this scenario
here we are struggling to go a bowl in consecutive seasons for the first time in history.., while Navy has gone to 12 bowls in the last 13 years! they have done it playing a schedule as tough or tougher than ours, and with a smaller budget..,
this crap about it takes time and money is an argument way overblown.., our expectations are at the bottom and we have accepted mediocrity as the status quo.., no more
the coaching staff, athletic dept, and BOT should all feel the heat, and hear from us alumni and fans who are fed up with the BS excuses
Great comment about Navy. All of these “we’re Temple; we have to lower our expectations” comments are blind to the fact that Navy, with a five-year military commitment and academic restrictions far greater than Temple’s, find a way to get it done BECAUSE THEY HAVE A GREAT COACH IN KEN NIUMATALOLO!!! … period, end of story. Great coaches get it done year after year. Average coaches go 2-10, 6-6, 10-4, 3-3.