Temple Owls Stuck With Big East Conference

By Andy Schmidt
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The Temple Owls are a team that confuses me every. The team has bounced from the Big East Conference to the Mid-American Conference, and is now back in the Big East full-time. The Owls will also have their third coach in four seasons when the 2013 season begins with Matt Rhule taking over for Steve Addazio. There are just too many moving parts for this program right now and I really hope for everyone’s sake that this is the last move.

The Big East as a football conference isn’t very good right now with teams coming and going every week. Temple moves back in as the conference goes through another transition and will really need to lean on their senior quarterback Chris Coyer when next season begins. If there is any quarterback questions, I would think that the senior would get first dibs on the job even though Coyer was replaced as the starter to end last season. Temple also wasn’t very successful in 2012, so my thought is that they probably should have just stayed in the MAC.

I don’t see any championships coming to Temple anytime soon and the team should have stayed in the MAC where the television exposure is much higher than in the Big East. At least in the MAC, Temple may have had the chance to get on ESPN more often than they will while being in the Big East. It was a strange move to go back to where it all started as the conference crumbles, and I really hope Temple made the right move.

Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports, like his Facebook page or add him to your network on Google.

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