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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Comparing recruitment in division at Cincinnati. Will Fickel stay to experience what his players can give him?
Here’s something of a dilemma for Fickell: Am I in a better position” to get to CFB playoff with what I think could possibly be the best G5 team over the next 3 years versus doing it at Michigan St. If Michigan St is not my dream job, I might stay at Cincinnati to see if I can turn these 11 win teams into an undefeated G5 powerhouse. (Understandably money is a big consideration.)
meh…, the days of out recruiting the top teams in the AAC are over. 5th in the conference and 72d in the nation equals meh.
Terrible job by the coaching staff. No way to sugarcoat it. I don’t accept mediocrity for Temple. They should not either.
What do Collins and Carey have in common? They each recruited a class without a running back. It has only happened twice (2017 and 2020) in the last 25 years or so of TUFB history.
Alabama, Clemson, LSU, UCF, Cincy, Memphis, etc all recruit running backs each and every year….,
What does it say about your OC? Get used to 3 and out in less than 30 seconds. The Temple D will never rest.
KJ, does your post here willfully negate the positives of 3 and OUT Offensive scheme ?
If the time comes, WE will have well rested Offense, yup, if that time should come where we play a real shittyteam. Delaware State is looking real good again.
McCargo will play LB
Friend in Conn went to UConn session for season ticket people with Edsell last evening. He declared he’d not welcome portal players and not thrilled with grad transfers. They have a game with Clemson on their sched this season.
They are not thrilled with winning either
Ricky Slade is available…,
Also, see a former PSU center and a long snapper – both would fill in some gaps for us …
Tweeted Ricky slade to coach Carey. Definitely worth pursuing
While I am also very disappointed with the recruiting with the coaching staff here are the a few things I’ve thought about…
1. They need to take a page from Matt Rhule’s playbook. Rhule went after Terry Smith from Monroeville to help put a footdown in Western PA, at Baylor he picked up David Wetzel and Jerry McGuire in Texas to help him extend his tenticles in Texas. These guys seem lazy. They’re fortunate to have had Manny Diaz offer Gabe Infante but it doesn’t seem like he has great pull yet. These guys have barely put a dent in the Mid-Atlantic & Northeast corridor and seem to love the Illinois and the Big Ten/Mac territory. Honestly those areas havent been the same since the steel and factory towns have been dying. GO CONNECT WITH A PREP COACH from anywhere in Eastern PA or Jersey!!! I think what hurt them was that they were depending on Fran Brown to do the dirty work in Jersey and now that he’s at Rutgers they have nothing left.
2. I was reading an article in the Tampa Times that said in someways the NCAA Transfer Portal may help find more hidden gems/diamonds. The guys that Al Golden and Rhule would fine. Heck even Addazio found Jahad Thomas (with PJ Walker’s help) and Jahad had 0 FBS offers before us. (Quick point..they had another kid on the 2012 Elizabeth State Title team named Kason Campbell APB who was just as fast and slippery as Jahad but he had no offers..maybe grades??) Anyway schools are reserving spots for players in the transfer portal which can leave more hidden gems available for the G5 and FCS schools. Maybe it’ll be a small impact but it will impact to some extent.
3. Let’s be honest guys..let’s look at the 2016 AAC Championship team. According to 247sports if we look at the 4 year recruiting ratings leading to that class we’ll see Class or 2013 was ranked 7th in the AAC. Our top players in that class…Buddy Brown, Zaire Williams, Zayd Isaac and Jabo Lee did what??? The best players in that class were PJ, Jahad, Sharif Finch, Dion Dawkins, Averee Robinson, and Jarred Alwan…all 2-3 star guys who were not ranked high besides maybe Alwan who was 5th in our class. 2014 class was ranked 4th (pretty solid) and the only 3 star guy that did anything was Freddy Lloyd Booth ..the other 3-star guys were pedestrian at best…Cequan, Anthony David, Lenny Williams, Shamir Bearfield (plus some didn’t even last at TU). The guys who excelled were Dogbe, Chandler (low 3 stars), Ventell and Jacob Martin were 2 starts. Class of 2015 was ranked 5th but outside of Ryquell Armstead and Delvon Randall nobody really lived up to any hype. 2016 was a highly ranked class at #2 (Isaiah Wright was an early bloomer) Quincy Roche, Branden Mack, Hennessy and etc are great! Obviously subpar coaching will not be able to maximize the talent of a class but these rankings can be tricky. 2013 is one of my favorite classes and outperformed their ranking as the #7 in the AAC. Im not saying I have “blind hope” but Im saying you never know what you can get out of a class. 2013 overperformed, 2014 underperformed, 2015 to me underperfomed and 2016 I think underperformed but due to coaching. Recruiting can be a tricky science
4. Where I do worry with you all is that eventhough past coaches were able to get 2-3 star steals..you could tell they knew how to comb the local areas and find these guys. I don’t know if I totally trust these guys. I think they put all their eggs with Fran Brown and he went out and they were left with no one with strong connections in the area. They need to forget about their old stomping ground and focus 100% on the Boston to Washington corridor. Case Closed.
5. Rivals has us tied at #5 with Memphis. Im not sure who to take more serious although it’s safer to go with the lower #8 ranking on 247sports. This year is a huge year to see if this staff can establish a strong presence in the Northeast. If they don’t its a wrap….
Good points rocket. I hoped Carey would give us stability and winning. Did not imagine his definition of that would be 6-8. Temple tuff is 10 plus and not allowing anyone, even the big boys, to beat you 62-21, 42-21 and 55-13
Did Carey go anywhere?