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Great article on the on-field progress of our program but I think it’s remiss not to point out the progress made in the classroom. The 2016-2017 NCAA APR has the Owls in the 80th-90th percentile for football. This is a testament to the schools administration and players focus on learning and part of a virtuous cycle of winning. #winningisanattitude
Quite a difference from the time Owls were docked scholarships due to failure to maintain minimum APR rate (end of the Bobby Wallace Error). Golden cleaned that up and, in the process, got rid of a lot of talent that could have helped in the w/l department (Daryl Robinson, the running back from North catholic, comes to mind as well as Junior Galette and the kid from Central Bucks South who was a great running back who I forget his name but fell in with some bad company)
a few thoughts, and I apologize for doubting the temple ability to beat the point spread of 30+.
Very Happy to See Mr Nutile QB go out with a great game.
Anybody out there wanna see Randy Edsall coach here some day ?
I was looking for UCONN sports news for his being Fired.
What happened to him and his program, unbelievable.
An 8 win season is OK after all, and its what we have to offer the Bowl group.
I want a game nearby in DC or Navy area where I can drive to, if so we will go for sure.
Collins to North Carolina
Fran Brown to Temple
Rather have a proven head coach
I’d look at the guy at Richmond. They are usually very good.
The guy at
James Madison (Mike Houston) is waaaay better …took jmu talent this year and beat nova 37-0
Temple should have received a vote in the coaches poll.., the L to Nova is haunting…,
Big credit to CC for playing freshmen, ensures a certain level of success for next year.., it would be exciting to see another two or three freshman come in next year and start..,
the Number One Criterion for picking the bowl game is to play a team you can beat, a team that you match up well against; screw the TV ratings! Temple struggles against mobile and dynamic QBs..,
2019 team needs depth at RB and DT. the best news about 2019 is 7 home games! and, three of the four toughest opponents (UCF, Memphis, and GT) are home games..,
WIN THE BOWL GAME! …, this team has an outside shot at accomplishing two of the Big Three: conference championship, bowl win, and Top 25 finish
Going forward the success of TUFB should be measured every year against the Big Three, we are at that point in the evolution of TUFB.
I can’t see the Armed Forces Bowl selection committee giving up a top 25 Army team. With what could they possibly entice Army or the Bowl to do so? I’m hoping for the Military Bowl as a realistic possibility for the Owls. And against a P5 team. The higher ranked the P5 team the better. As outlined above, TU has been one of the top 4 teams in the AAC over the last few years. They’re 7-1 in conference play and 8-2 since the horrible start. The AAC should look for every possible matchup with a P5 for its best teams. And at this point, the Owls, are what, 3rd maybe even2nd best team in the AAC given their in conference play. If Kraft is trying to do a deal, it should either be the Military or Pinstripe Bowls with the negotiating chip being 10 to 12k TU fans that might go to those games.
As I’ve been saying for years, the next round of tv contracts are going to hit sports like an atomic bomb. The days of ballooning fees are over and all colleges are going to be affected. Don’t be surprised if the next round of college conference jumping results in geographic reconfigurations to lower travel expenses. https://pjmedia.com/trending/espn-loses-another-2-million-subscribers/
If it’s an atomic bomb for CFB, it will probably be a nuclear bomb for MLB and possibly the NBA. If I go into a sports bar, I’ll take an interest in most CFB and NFL games. College basketball much less so unless March Madness which I love. And unless it’s the Sixers and Phillies, I really don’t pay any attention to MLB or the NBA no matter who the teams. And I know I don’t speak for all sports fans, but I think I’m pretty typical of sports bar patrons in that regard.
So I guess I’m somewhat hopeful for CFB not to take as bad of a hit. Even though the P5 conferences get the lion’s share of TV money, I’m guessing schools like Temple need the TV revenue they currently get to keep the football program going.
Georgia Tech is the last team Temple should play in a bowl game. AVOID GT at all costs.
Play a team we can beat.
We can beat a lot of power 5 teams….prefer not to play anyone we played recently (bc this year, vandy 2014, wake 2016)
Vandy would be a tie breaker game tho, plus SEC, P5, all that and it was 4 years ago. Agree with KJ’s assessments. We need a P5 opponent and one we can beat