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Change of Philosophy

Change of Philosophy

When Temple football coach Matt Rhule announced his 2014 recruiting class last week, he broke the mold of what had been the Owls' footprint for most of the last decade. This year's class still has a strong local presence but they also picked players from Connecticut, Colorado, Florida and Mississippi and brought in a strong class from Western Pennsylvania.

When Temple football coach Matt Rhule announced his 2014 recruiting class last week, he broke the mold of what had been the Owls' footprint for most of the last decade. When Al Golden took over in 2006 – with Rhule on his staff – he declared the Owls would focus their recruiting almost solely on the area within a couple hundred miles of campus. Using the philosophy, Temple turned around one of the...

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