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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What makes the players transferring think that they’ll “feel” their new coaches? That’s the dumbest reason I ever heard for transferring. Most everyone who played for Coach Hardin did not “feel” him. Years later when Coach Hardin began regularly coming to our tailgate many of us felt that it was some kind of con because of how friendly he was.
If the guys transferring haven’t yet realized that college football is a business and that if you aren’t producing up to your potential, your coach won’t be “feeling” you, they need to grow up. Since when is a coach supposed to be your best friend. How immature are they? Also, if they think that their new coaches are only showing interest in them only because they are interested in recruiting them, they better wake up before they get into the real world.
Last sentence should be: if they don’t recognize that their new coaches are only showing interest in them only because they are interested in recruiting them, they better wake up before they get into the real world.
John, you’re outta touch with coaching, leading, developing talent & men. Today, a D1 athlete’s schedule has to balance school, practice, eating, studying, classes, film, weight room and social media. Ergo, so do the coaches. It also is an opportunity for greater inter-acting and touch base with the athlete. I think they call it bonding. So, for you to think it’s a business, 70 of these guy’s are headed to the workforce and I’m not talking about the NFL. Through all these touch bases, bonds are formed, disciplines are set that will carry the student off the field and into the real world. Intangibles… So, if you really think there isn’t a problem in the locker room you might want to get tested for CTE. I am over the moon about Anthony landing at Michigan State. Great kid, great family but after 3 years of down-playing his talents (that term sound familiar), and running the RPO, why would he leave at this point. He has an incredible core of receivers and 2021 is RECEIVER UBIVERSITY! Wake, up, the “safe harbor” ain’t safe and for Freddy to break code and talk more is on the way. The question I have why has Carey not put our kids in the best position to shine, develop their skills and just maybe prepare them for the next level. I could sight examples and players but I won’t. They kept their head down and made it to the NFL inspite of Carey. Denying there is a cultural misfit is called ENSABLING! Go Owls.
My comment went those players who are transferring because they don’t feel the coach. And back in the day players had the same time constraints as today. Practices were longer and there were more of them. There were three a days in camp and 20 hitting practices in the spring unlike today. Also, how many people don’t feel their boss. I’ll stick with my opinion that starters who leave because they don’t feel the coach are simply immature. It’s one thing for Russo or Yeboah to transfer because their talents didn’t fit the offense and another for a lineman to because playing O and D line is pretty similar wherever you play
I talked about this several times with guys like Mark Bresani and Joe Klecko (the year Joe used to tailgate). They both said the guys didn’t like Hardin when they were playing but all of them respected him as a coach and grew to love the guy years later. I won’t be around in 40 years when Russo, Picozzi, IGM, Archy and Ray Davis are chugging back a few in Lot K of the new Al Golden Stadium but I doubt that all of them will have the same level of respect for Carey that many of the Hardin guys still have for “WayneO” today. I could be wrong. Talk to the CB West guys. No one was more, err, verbally abusive than Mike Pettine Sr. Pettine is universally loved by all of his ex-players now because he squeezed the most out of their 5-10, 150-pound bodies. Do you think Carey has squeezed out the most of the 2020 Temple team? I do not. I have serious doubts about future Temple teams under his charge.
what counts? the facts and the record, everything else is opinion and talk. Carey has bad facts and a bad record.
He gets a covid pass this season. He had a good record last year and one several games as an underdog. Also, he is a very good recruiter. I only wish he’d adopt a pro st offense.
Carey picked up two 4-star sophomore dual threat QBs and lost one 3-star pro-style QB. So he’s heading in the right direction. I’m surprised and slightly encouraged.
Don’t give too many kudos to Carey in this space any more but give the guy credit for this. A 4* QB entered the portal and his staff never said “he won’t come here” but iniatied the contact and closed the deal. That’s damn impressive. Now let’s go out and get the Buffalo running back, Justin Fields, South Carolina DL Jordan Burch (is he related to Swift?), etc. etc. As Triumph The Insult Comic Dog might say, “I kid, I kid.”
Agreed. A blind pig can still find a truffle, but it takes great recruiting to find the 10th and Diamond in the Rough.
John head is fine, but I’d check out his AstroTurf knees. The portal has changed the game, and Temple needs to dominate. Moneyball meets Ebay. The coaching staff must program a trusty “process” to google and click on the next LB.com, OL.net, and DT.org, and twitter them into temple.edu.
I really hope the Owls can turn it around next year. Maybe Carey has finally got the guys in and experienced enough to run his system. But losing so many talented players to the portal is concerning.
Cincinnati getting screwed by the CFP committee has me bummed a little though. Will an AAC team ever be able to do enough to get real consideration? I feel like that is another factor that puts a ceiling on what Temple can do in terms of retaining elite upperclassmen
Temple is not playing under the same “fairer” system it played in as recently as 2016. Starting to ruin my enthusiasm for the sport. Wish college football as 1/10th as “fair” as college basketball is.