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I’m really liking Rod Carey right now!
Not perfect but waaaayyyy better than daz, Diaz and Collins put together
Good man. Why is everyone still grousing about the previous coach? I’m more interested in the current defensive coaches Jeff Knowles and Fran Brown.
You can do both. Multi-tasking is allowed for fans.
It’s a combination of two factors.
A. We always felt Collins’s coaching and staff choices were holding back our athletes, in whom we see a lot of promise.
B. His fancy new ACC team is two weeks out on our schedule, and that game represents an opportunity to really demonstrate what a dummy he is.
I listened to Maryland’s coach’s post-game press conference and he said that his kicker got hurt and that’s why he didn’t try field goals. His second team guy was the one who kicked the extra point into the line. I cannot remember a TU game where the Owls made as many mistakes as this one did and still won against a better opponent. All credit goes to the defense and Carey who kept the kids focused after adversity. I’ve witnessed too many TU games where a single mistake doomed the team. I don’t think that this group will overlook Buffalo after last season’s loss in a game they should have won. By the way, Wimbush is out at UCF and a hotshot freshman looked brilliant yesterday in a real blowout of a good PAC Twelve team.
the hotshot UCF QB is from Hawaii, new breeding ground for QBs. There are two HS QBs in Hawaii right now who are better than Milton and Gabriel..,
You were right about Maryland…, this team misses Ed Foley.., defense is GREAT.., offense should run Davis 15-20 times every game
KJ is going to have to be our QB scout in Hawaii. You are living the dream out there. No snow. No cold. See you at Homecoming.
I agree about Davis. When that kid matures and gains some strength and muscle, he’ll break the arm tackles. There were at least five times yesterday where he was a half step or arm tackle away from going for a TD. After the fumble yesterday, Gardner redeemed himself with a couple tough runs. Punting will improve. Both the snapper and he are new and things can only get better. Check the campus for Australian Rules player.
Some random rhymes:
Russell, Bradley, Franklin: the New Linebacker U Crew.
Temple crowd was loud, proud, and unbowed. Modern Day Broad Street Bullies.
The punter? Call a headhunter
Awesome game! Plus UCF took care of Stanford. Memphis (my team) will have their hands full against the Owls.
Liberty smacked Buffalo yesterday. Liberty lost to Syracuse 24-0. Hope this means something.
GaTech lost to The Citadel. That, along with this game, made my weekend.
Did everyone see the replay of the Georgia Tech touchdown that was nullified because Collins called a timeout right before his team hiked the ball? Maybe they would not have scored if he didn’t call timeout, but it sure doesn’t make him look good.
Typical Collins. He’s a clown
Citadel’s defense heard the TO being called, which is why they let up that nullified GA Tech. It shows how badly Collins coaches this team .
I was excited about this too!
The article below could have been written by Mike and the other regular commenters on this blog. Should have come here first to get “the skinny” on Collins 😁
A great win and yet still some frustration, ok ? We learn in college FB , each new season brings a challenge and this year it WILL BE Special teams now. Boy oh boy , we at TUFB have had nice Special Teams star players and kickers for at least 8 years now. Yesterday was a shock to see all that really bad execution: poor snaps low then high, missed FG and crappy Punts.
Funny how things work out, hunh ?
Defense is Beautiful, a work of art.
QB play was nice, not great , in my opinion, and running game was OK, not great.
First half plays were poor with QB throwing to wide outs across the fields and not on the same page for routes.
Can this defense carry us to 7+ wins ? I think — yes it can
7 wins would be a little low. I see an 11-1 team here, but MUST fix special teams. That can cost a game ot two. We were lucky (and good on D) yesterday.
I agree. I think the one loss is at Cincinnati. I could see their crowd have the same impact on us that ours had on Maryland
What about Navy? You can drive there
CVM-I posted that article on Mike’s previous post. I have no sympathy for GT, which like TU, fell for Collins’ clownish shtick and failed to do due diligence regarding his ability to coach. He deserved to be fired right on the field after the Nova game last season, never mind getting a P-5 job after the season.
It’s amazing. I went to the GT message board and one of their fans said: “Temple fans said we would be in good hands with him.” Then another GT fan said: “that was ONE Temple fan.” Hmm. Which one? All you have to do is go to the search engine of this site and type in “Geoff Collins” and 80 percent of the mentions about him are negative and that might be a conservative estimate.
Here’s another GT story. Read the comments. Most of the complaints about Coach Fancy Pants were said repeatedly here.
Here’s the web site: https://www.fromtherumbleseat.com/2019/9/14/20866079/citadel-vs-georgia-tech-postgame-heartbreaking-loss-in-overtime-for-the-yellow-jackets
Thanks, John! I haven’t seen that before. The comments are priceless, especially the one that said something like start a GoFund me and give both Collins and Patenaude a one-way ticket to Philly. Two thoughts: 1) We don’t want him back; 2) He’s from Atlanta, not Philly, and Patenaude is from Coastal Carolina. Hell, I think the other team in Atlanta, Georgia State, beats Collins by two touchdowns.
I didn’t love the Rod Carey hire, and still may not. But I’ll certainly tip my cap to the job he’s done so far. I thought way too many people were discounting this team and Maryland is just the start of what I think will be a huge year. Watching the best LB unit in the country do their thing Sat makes you realize now is the time to cash in.
This team is going to beat Buffalo and beat Ga Tech. It will be 5-0 heading into Memphis. It “SHOULD” be a ranked team by then. Win that and UCF gets the big prime time treatment. And who knows what will happen after that.
I also want to say I was happy with the Crowd’s energy. I was in the Club Level section on the Temple side and there was a decent Maryland contingent but the Alumni crow below us was loud and proud the whole time.
Now if we can just find a punter that’s any good.
That was me in the alumni crowd below you. The energy was off the hook. Can’t say enough positive things about the fans. Hope it continues because I’ve sat there for many years when fans did not get up when they absolutely could have helped the kids
I joined the web site where the post came from and plan to enter my comments including calling Patenfraud Patenfraud. Let’s see if it takes off. Collins will probably ban it.
Ha!! Blocked me from even reading his posts on Twitter even though I never interacted with him on Twitter in any way previously
This is what I posted. I could have gone on for pages.
Take it from a former Temple player and life long Temple fan; all GT fans are in for more disappointment than they could ever imagine. Collins is a one trick shtick pony who can’t coach his way out of a paper bag. He’s a master at sporting the same bs that sounds impressive but means nothing. Everyone at TU could not stand the signs and his game day outfits. it seemed that every time they waived the “money down” sign, the other team got a first down. Check out his press conferences at TU and you’ll see that he says absolutely nothing. His GT press conference mirrored the ones he had at TU. His first season at TU, he had most of the 2015 championship team back including one of the nation’s best fullbacks and what does he do? He changes the offense chooses the worst of 4 quarterbacks as his starter, and essentially benches the fullback. That year he lost 4 games TU would have won with a competent coach. He was bailed out because the QB starter got hurt and the replacement got to play. Offensive coordinator Dave Patenaude, who we labeled Patenfraud, is merely offensive. He’s stealing money as are Collins’ assistants who don’t or can’t scout opponents and don’t know how to make adjustments at half time.. All of this and much, much more was published on the Templefootballforever blog week after week. Collins’ loss to Citadel is no surprise because he lost to a mediocre Villanova team to open the 2018 season, a team he had nine months to prepare for and one which is a longtime local rival for TU. His team managed 13 points against Nova, which thereafter gave up scads of points to 1-AA opponents. He would have lost to Nova the year before had they not fumbled while driving for the winning TD. As was the case against Citadel, clown Collins intentionally used a strategy on offense against Nova that negated the size differential his team had on Nova. I feel sorry for you folks but am glad you took that loser off of TU’s hands.
Well said John, good riddance
Spot on John, it will be interesting to see the responses you post draws
Now watch the Owls lose in two weeks and Collins say that he used what I wrote to inspire his team. . LOL.
I don’t think you have to worry about that. He’s incompetent with a FCS staff playing against better players with a long-time FBS staff.