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.
Earlier: Matt F., Philadelphia; Matt P. (former Temple player) John from Landenberg and Jon E. from Cincinnati
Jay M. no hometown found ; Earlier: William B. Chicago; John from Landenberg, ; Mark B, South Jersey, Joe S, Springfield, PA…,
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In a way , we football fans have as much charity in our hearts as say the crowds at the Roman Circus/Colosseum.
As I view the newest recruiting list I see we have many people vying for each position yearly, like say 4 or 5 just for QB.
As a fan I always want to see more, and better and the best , but I feel for the majority of young men who will just ride the pines. Makes me heartless too because I just want to win and I used to scream at QB’s Stewart and the tall guy McGann, hoping they would be replaced.
Fans can be cheap and heartless, Yes ? I fear I am sometimes .
I think your selective perception with Rutgers struck again. With Dobbins, there definitely were some ‘sour grapes’ posts though you seem to imply that Rutgers posters corner the market (“par for the course” remark) on that which couldn’t be further from the truth. I’m sure OwlScoop can supply you with some doozies as well. You also left out half the story/ seem to have forgotten that Isaih Pacheco, one of the top/ higher-profile RB prospects in the area, committed to Rutgers less than 24 hours later.
The whole ‘vacation spot’ thing is a bit of a red herring IMO. It’s not exactly news that TU is located in Philly. Does Philly support TU? I have no true idea though it doesn’t seem to show in terms of attendance or facilities…with everything else it remains to be seen though I’m willing to bet that a lot of the stuff you’re saying about Collins now you also said about Addazio. The coach you’re toughest on oddly enough is Rhule, and IMO he’s the best one you’ve had in years.
Rutgers sucks. Talk about sour grapes.
What does a perspective recruit want to do? Win championships at Temple (and get drafted) or get their heads beat in 81-0 and 78-0 at Rutgers? Pretty easy decision.
“Some sour graps posts?” Just about every one after 8 p.m. was a sour grapes post. Couldn’t speak for Owlscoop since it’s a pay board. The “vacation spot thing” is not a red herring. It’s just an indication that Philadelphia is a destination city in addition to being a great college town with plenty for students to do in their four-year experience. South Street and neighborhoods like Brewytown with their 104.5 concerts at the Piazza are big draws for the younger crowd. Attracting students (and student athletes) to Temple has nothing to do with “Philly supporting Temple” (although Philly supported Temple in a big way on Notre Dame and Penn State game days in 2015). It has more to do with Philly being a great town for college students and a big draw for perspective students who want a rich four-year college experience. I was never a big Daz fan and that’s well-documented here. As for Rhule, his mentor was Collins. I’d rather have the guy who was the mentor than the guy that was mentored. Rhule gave Collins a lot of credit for many of the “big program decisions” he made as a head coach the last two years, including going to a fullback-oriented run-first, play-action passing game.
It wasn’t that long ago that Temple was losing to MAC schools by 60+ points so I’d figure you guys more than anyone would know that a few tough years doesn’t mean a team can’t rise again…and you should be glad Golden’s guys didn’t follow your own logic because NO ONE would have came to TU at the time. Mike, there’s a lot I can say right now, but I think you do a good job overall here (the main reason I stated coming around was that a few friends of mine coached a former TU player in junior ball/ HS) and this is ‘your place’ so I’m not going to come here and start ‘trashing’ it with a bunch of back and forth stuff.
great week compared to what? CC sent his team to Saban U for a recruiting 101 seminar, we have positive emerging results…,
how will this recruiting class rank in the conference and nationally?
back to back appearances in the conference championship game.., how many teams have consecutive appearances in their conference championship, and how are they doing this recruiting year?
It’s gone from 126 last year and 48 now with all indications of moving up. December 20th is the early signing date. Let’s make that the real party. I must admit I was concerned with Collins’ first class but that was hastily put together and he wasn’t able to keep two of Rhule’s top guys, who eventually went to Baylor with him. Maybe Collins wasn’t able to juggle the hiring of a staff and recruiting in a month the way, say, Golden was and that got him stumbling out of the blocks. Once helped off the ground, he now seems to have hit his recruiting stride.
David Frost never kicked a man while he was down, unless you include Richard Nixon.
The Nixon interview was a long time ago, but I think Frost was pretty straightforward and allowed Nixon to get all of his opinions aired. He later sired Mike Frost, a former Temple quarterback, who beat Rutgers, 48-14, in Jersey. Just kidding about the sired part, not the score part.
Temple won their conference championship, Rutgers may never win their conference championship…, house odds favor the Owls
Not so sure recruiting well in his first year here necessarily means he’ll be around for a longer time. It might simply mean he wants to show he can recruit well even for a G5 school that hasn’t been very good until recently. He could still be gone in 2-3 years with a couple really nice seasons and a lucrative contract offer – if he does that along with his successful background before coming to Temple, he’ll get offers. Rhule was gone in 3 years of 1 moderate to 2 very good seasons (the first year obviously doesn’t count). I have a good feeling about CC but the games will show what we really have. Go Owls. Beat ND!
PS: Anyone who doesn’t think Collins is looking ahead and wanting to move up is being a bit naive, especially considering the places he’s coached previously.
TU athletic administration should already be compiling a list of possible future coaches by checking out the most successful college coaches at the lower levels and successful P-5 assistant coaches and coordinators instead of being caught flat-footed like they were the last three times it happened.
That’s ok JoeRU, us Temple fans get touchy because really we have our fingers crossed that our recent success will continue after such a long and terrible stretch and we’re worried about all this P5/G5 stuff and how it effects schools like Temple. I for one think your comments are accurate and you’re quite civil to boot. I appreciate your analysis of Temple football as compared to Rutgers’. What I’d really like to see is an annual rivalry between our schools. It just makes sense on a local (regional?) level. We’ve had some good games the last few decades so it’s just a natural matchup – Jersey against Pennsy! NYC region against Philly.