The past few years have given way to a meteoric rise in the perception of Temple’s football program. From college football doormat to a bowl team, to Big East competitor; times have changed for the Philadelphia based program. While one coach — Al Golden — left for bigger and better things in Miami, an assistant left a powerhouse program in Florida to run his own team at Temple.
Earlier this week, Temple Owls head coach, Steve Addazio, allowed the media to tour the new state-of-the-art football facility on campus. Along with other recent milestones and achievements at the school, this will allow the program to impress future recruits.
“I think we have a state-of-the-art facility, right now, that can compete with anybody in the conference we are in,” said Addazio. “As I said, there could be one better.”
“But I’m saying, generally speaking, we have a beautiful facility here. State of the art. Great rehab center. Great training room. Great weight room. Anything any Division I football player would want.”
The facility includes pictures of former Temple Owls that have made the jump to the NFL — something sure to impress recruits with an eye on Sunday’s down the line.
Among other improvements and additions, the expansion of the strength and conditioning area went from 2,500 square feet to 10,000, making it essentially four times larger than their old facility.
The Owls are on the rise and this facility will help them reach great heights in the near future.