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Collins is trying to make as much of a flash in the pan as he can before he exits stage left to a low-rung P5 team.
This sway thing is cool. And even though none of us really care for the design. I like seeing more pictures…
To me, the key thing here is the google photos of the current neighborhood the way it looks now compared to what those same intersections look with the project completed. Can’t tell me any objective person would prefer the squalor that exists now against the upgrades shown.
Need to develop a puppet show with Elmo and Big Bird that the locals can understand.
Yeah, they appeared to try to dumb down the sway thing but I think they overestimated the intelligence of a community that thinks Temple can just give them the money that they raised for the specific purpose of a stadium. A puppet show might do it.
Very pessimistic about the future of Temple athletics. Peter Liacorous must be rolling over in his grave at the timidity of the administration.
As a Sixers fan , I say ” Trust The Process !”
All kidding aside, the bottom line is winning the games you’re expected to win ( i.e. UCONN) .
Having the right players on the field , to battle it out and stay in the game for the full 60 minutes. No quitting until the clock winds down to 0 and Temple gets the win.
Focus on winning first, because it’s no fun losing.
On a side note, anyone hear anything about Ryquell Armstead in Spring practice ? Does he look like he will return to form like the 2016 season ?
Appears that Armstead has if you can believe responses made during press conferences. Will be at next week’s scrimmage and will let everyone know.
Just heard that TU and Dunphy will part ways after next season and that McKie is going to be the next coach. Should be announced this weekend according to my source.
Confirmed on the 2:15 p.m. KYW radio sports report. Lede story. Expect all the announcers to say during every Temple game next year what a great coach Fran Dunphy was for the Owls. I hope Aaron McKie is the next JC but he doesn’t seem like the kind of Type A personality JC was and guys like Obi and Rose needed and need. Seems more laid back, ala Dunphy.
TU again takes the easy way out. Why is Mckie being hired without one second of head coaching experience? Don’t care about his resume and ties to the university. Doesn’t the program need some shaking up? Another boneheaded move by the administration. Doesn’t Rick Pitino deserve a look? Yes, I know he’s had some controversy but he wins like Bobby Petrino. College sports are a business and nice guys finish last. Pitino would immediately be an upgrade. One more thing, Next year the team will be coached by a lame duck and will not make the tourney for the fifth year in the last sixth. What a joke especially because the team has never had the facilities it has now. TU doing less with more
Trying to please both the fire Fran crowd and a national media that would kill them for firing him
oh boy…, hear we go again…, i’m amazed/dismayed at myself. after all these years same soup boiled over has caught me by surprise
FB: It’s hard to tell what Collins will come up with this season. I’m willing to give him some leeway to see what happens. But if another sqeak-thru to a 7 win season comes out of it (or worse) the TU higher ups better sit on him. And he needs to sit on Patenaude for sure (since he won’t fire him).
BB: Well, I guess McKie has been the next in line right along. I thought they’d include him in a list of possible replacements, but not just hand it to him. Thanks John for saying what I’ve been saying for a long time – McKie has NO HCing experience. I like his TU pedigree, but as usual at Temple, we’ll have to wait and see what transpires with him as a HC question mark. Thing is, he’s been a main assistant for a few years and yet the players haven’t been very motivated, shoot lousy often, are slow to the ball, have virtually no inside game, etc., so what does that imply?
At least the women lacrosse players are very good in the classroom!
I was in San Antonio this past week for work. I was out to dinner and a big guy in a Temple shirt walked by. Being a fellow Owl I said hi and we got to talking. http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/sports/index.ssf/2011/08/catching_up_with_former_libert_2.html
Owls hired John Chaney because he was a successful head coach. The Owls continue to hire assistants at their peril and as I’ve said before D-1 is not where a coach should learn on the job. This seems so rushed and the only thing I can think for the speed with which this transpired was that Dunphy threatened to stay to the end of his contract unless McKie was hired. The whole program needs an overhaul and by keeping McKie it is unlikely that that will occur.
Do not understand why Temple has not hired a proven head coach in a major sport (above the Division II level) since Wayne Hardin. That worked out well. That should be the formula going forward
Temple coaching jobs are diamond gem opportunities now. I think we should go for proven winners.