Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Temple University has hired Matt Rhule as
its next head football coach.
Rhule spent six years on the Owls' staff before leaving this season to be an
assistant offensive line coach with the New York Giants.
He replaces Steve Addazio, who took the head coaching job at Boston College
earlier this month.
"We had a diverse and talented pool of candidates and an overwhelming amount
of interest in the Temple football head coaching position, but one person
distinguished himself from the rest -- Matt Rhule," said director of athletics
Bill Bradshaw. "Matt is the perfect person to take the Temple football program
to the next level. He is an outstanding recruiter and in his six years at
Temple was responsible for bringing many of the players that helped the
program win its first bowl in 32 years. He is one of the top young minds in
the profession, and has a total understanding of the game. And clearly he is
someone who loves Temple, and is already ingrained into the Temple community."
Rhule played at Penn State and has 14 seasons of college coaching experience.
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