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.
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Spot on… Mike!
Well, we’ll find out first game who got the better deal for a coach, TU or Miami. Nice summary Mike, especially the insight that it will take Carey 3-4 seasons to get the players he needs for his preferred O and that he should be more flexible until then. The changes with the special team play was simply an abomination tho.
Unfortunately, the game will not be a test of which school’s coach is best because the difference in talent is as wide as the Grand Canyon. If TU keeps the game close, that’s a win for Carey. With the former Houston QB behind a line composed of four and five star linemen and giving him four and five star ends and backs to work with that’s all TU can hope for. Diaz is a horrible coach but he will be better this season and the Owls will be his first victim because of his superior talent.
Pretty much the same “letter” you send Collins. What is it with these coaches?
Behind every Emmitt Smith and Troy Aikman is a Larry Allen. Actually Larry was in front of them, but you get the picture. Big, strong lineman create gaping seams through which small RB’s run and ole raging bulls allowing slow QB’s time to throw downfield. Unless Temple Tokyo recruits several Yokozuna Sumo wrestlers this spring, I don’t think I’ll see a successful play option offense next year.
Was surprised to read in an article on Philly.com about the Senior Bowl roster and what it says for the Eagles, that Hennessy was told to return for his 4th year by pro ready assessors. Hope the kid didn’t make a mistake.
Hennessy had a great Senior Week, and capped it off with a strong game day performance. He will be a second round pick.
The eagles have a long standing bias against Temple and TUFB players.
The Eagles drafted Raheem Brock and screwed they up. They also blew a second rd pick on Jaquan Jarrett. Perhaps they just don’t know what they’re doing more so than a bias.
QB stats that matter most: Senior year production, TD to INT ratio, and mobility.
Noted on today’s Philly.com that Centenio has signed with Daz at Colorado St. Ughhhh, why would he want to go there? Article said relationship with Booth was the key, but gee whiz………..
Probably knows he’s going to be running the ball a lot. I cringed when he missed a wide open Branden Mack by 10 yards with us down 17-6 against UNC. Got to hit that pass.
That same Philly.com article also noted that a Ceneito type QB committed to the Owls. That means to me that nothing is changing. https://www.inquirer.com/college-sports/temple/kamal-gray-temple-football-american-athletic-conference-todd-centeio-20200128.html
John , good point!
These 2 recruits are at least 2 years away. Beatty was considered a better prospect
The NCAA is in dire need of calibration. The intent and rules on redshirting and the transfer portal are at odds.
Why should Redshirts be allowed to enter the portal? Does it make sense to redshirt a potential star and watch him transfer three years later?
Coaches today should redshirt only as a last option, i.e., injury. Don’t recruit kids you won’t play as freshmen. AG played freshmen, even Collins preferred playing freshmen.
The original concept of “red shirting” was for student athlete’s that were challenged transitioning to the rigors of college prowess in the classroom which in theory sounds great. Bottom line, it lengthens eligibility! The only difference, they do not compete on game day. That said, there are too many loopholes in the NCAA which in IMHO is out of control! And, in need of house cleaning…
I am happy knowing we were there for the several years of Temple Football greatness.
I Fear It may never come back due to several reasons :
Coaches, Portals, AD Heads and TU BOT.
This is a mix of so many factors to overcome….
But we had great fun then.
We now return to a max .500 season, just like end of Big East , just like MAC years.
WE will still come to games, but expectation will be lowered,, like hope for the ‘good game and keep it close’.
Franklin Field, now and again after tailgates at the Linc ? Bad.
We saw many families tailgating, having fun, cookouts, football toss, all that.
Coach Carey, show me I am wrong and just a doubter with no faith.
Heard from a good source that a deal for the Linc will be signed soon. One worry gone.
Lurie is shrewd and insensate. Temple BoT is stupid and shortsighted. The deal will lock TUFB into a prolonged period of deficit spending.
Is there another program in worse financial straights?
It should be illegal for private organizations or persons to rip-off non-profit public institutions.
Is this the behavior that makes America great? How can I manipulate the system for my own personal gain? We have gone off the moral rails.
KJ, your comments are insightful & spot on. Is the AD (Kraft) accountable for such deals and for care-taking our donations to the 19 programs as he see’s fit? Our programs should not be bottomless pits and our hard earned donations be squander away by poor managers!
Ed Foley back with Coach Rhule at Carolina. Special teams coach.