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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Bowls mean a chance to my Owls in Florida. I just want them you try and win the bowl they play in.
I think we’ve entered a new era of bowls where multiple guys will sit out, rendering the bowls about as meaningless as the NFL All-star Pro bowl. Sad time indeed. Focus should be on maximizing the regular season. Talked to so many Owl fans who were so disgusted our two top players sat out last year they said they would never spend money on a bowl trip again. Can’t blame them nor really the players who sit out. It’s the way the world is now.
Glad to see you’ve come around on this in regards to the player’s interests. The players have few people looking out for their interests in this.
Mike, I look at the bowl games aside from maybe a NY6 bowl as just extra practice time, especially for guys who will be stepping up to more prominent roles the following season. As for for spending money on a bowl trip outside of an NY6 bowl, I’ll go to the Military Bowl, Pinstripe Bowl if that opens up and that new one in Boston. Basically one where all I have to do is buy a ticket and drive there and back on game day. I don’t mind the cold weather 🙂
Me, too. I will go anywhere the uni can offer an alumni bus. Other than that, don’t want to spend a couple of thousand to see a game where there is a potential for multiple players to drop out at the last minute. That’s why I respected Duke’s Daniel Jones so much last year.
Russell can play next week because the penalty occurred in the first half. Second, it’s clear that the blowouts can be blamed to a large part on the njuries on the defensive front. With those guys healthy, it made covering the receivers that mush simpler. Nevertheless, they had too many receivers free deep. The big injury loss is the kid who hurt is leg and was carted off. let’s hope the frosh running back is better. Question. Why didn’t they run the play action play or a variation of it that went for a TD on the 4th and 1 play late in the game? Frankly, on both failed 4th down plays, they handed the ball off 4-5 yards from the line of scrimmage. That kind of play hardly ever works because defenders are all penetrating. Overall, a good win especially because the Owls showed that they can control the ball for long stretches of time. They did it in the first and last drives. Too bad they didn’t score on either drive.
Russell can against Tulane, yes. With IGM out , and William about 90 percent healthy (good enough to play), go play Will, Bradley and Russell at LB. Hate this targeting rule. Don’t think Joe Greenwood or Kevin Ross would have played in half of the games back then if they had it. 🙂 Should be just a 15-yard penalty.
Also mark mccants different time
I was on both coaches for the last two losses the offense of coordinator and the defensive coordinator . But I’m going to give credit to the defensive coordinator for a great game last night .
Good point. Defensive coordinator Jeff Knowles had a strong game after a couple of weak ones. Remember, this is a USF team that scored 45 points on improving ECU and 27 in a win over a BYU team that beat Southern Cal, Tennessee and Boise State. With only Liberty, UMass and Idaho State left, BYU is going to finish 7-5. BYU really needs to move to the AAC to upgrade its schedule.
Russell left the game in the first half, so he should be eligible for the whole Tulane game. Sure hope the Ray Davis and Benny Walls get to play. That would be a big help. Rabbi Dick White
Compared to Temple’s past, going bowling is good to see. But as I’ve said before, it’s really no big deal anymore – if you don’t go it means you’re prettgy bad. SFU had a lot to play for last night and Temple controlled the game for the most part – that was good to see. Half a minute to play in great field position and we run the clock out? Sportsmanship is good to practice but at least a field goal (and that 20 point streak) would have been ok – I’ve seen the big boys pad scores plenty of times. Whatever bowl the Owls go to, they really need to win this year. Nice win, now,
PS: a bowl game against BYU would be pretty neat!
Temple Football has 6 bowl eligible win seasons under a Three Headed coach ?
Sorry, impulsive nonsense , Mike…. Please forgive…
Hope its not tooo cold for next Saturdays’ game…
I want to see Tulane.
Supposed to be cold. Some weather services have a nor easter predicted for next Saturday.
UCF plays Tulsa tonight. Gonna be cold-forties going into the thirties. Have to hope that Tulsa finally pulls of the upset and Memphis does the last league game.
Bowl Eligible! I hope it’s in Florida, but NY or MD are easy trips.
Tulsa tried to give it away, but UCF said no thanks…..
Tulsa game doesn’t surprise me at all. Tulsa is better then their record shows. They could easily be 5-5. Shows the depth of the American this year.
Tulsa beats ucf, Who scored 63 points on Temple , Tulane beat Tulsa ,Owls better not take them lightly
Phillip Montgomery is a pretty good coach who faced all kinds of bad luck.They had a dynamite team in 2016 only to lose close at Navy or the championship game would have been Temple at Tulsa and there’s no way Temple would have been able to bring the 10-12K fans they brought to Navy and it might have been a different outcome. Really feel the loudness of the Temple fans made that championship game a Temple home game and helped put Temple over the top. Plus, happy for the Tulsa kids, who probably should have beaten both Memphis and SMU.
Call me old fashion, but I like a college coach (PJ Fleck, Al Golden etc ..) who wears a shirt and tie on game day . Especially with school colors. Very Classy !!
Better yet, love the fact PSU is loosing to UMinn.
Great perspective (as usual), Mike. The game vs. USF shows our defense is back to the “bend but don’t break” form that wins games. And the offense demonstrated that we can sustain drives and avoid major mistakes that lose games. But we still need to clean up some things – starting with the unnecessary penalties.
Mike’s question, “Was anyone all that excited about the Independence Bowl last year?” – brings back the memory of Ed Foley and his press conference. : ) Actually, it shows just how far the Temple football program has come when the issue being discussed is bowl quality vs. not even being close to bowl-eligibility.
And, for what it’s worth, we’ve still got an active streak of 30 games where we’ve scored 17+ points. (Thanks, defense!) That ranks #4 in the country, behind Oklahoma, UCF and Ohio State.
What’s going on with Ray Davis…why didn’t he play ?
Boot on foot; will be ready for Tulane
Just watched the highlites above and Russo’s interception at the start of the 3rd quarter was just a horible pass. had he led the receiver to the corner it was a TD. Instead he tried to rifle it in. That cannot happen during the next two games.