Report: Temple to Hire Fran Brown as Head Coach

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The Temple football coaching search has reportedly come to a close and a former Owl is returning to North Broad Street.  The Owls are set to hire Rutgers assistant coach Fran Brown as the new head football coach at Temple University.

Brown, 38, is considered one of the best recruiters in the nation and this hire is a massive win for Temple football and Temple University.  

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Report: Eagles To Bring Haason Reddick Home

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

The Eagles seemed to be off to a slow start when the legal tampering period began and the Eagles were mentioned in none of the major moves.

That was until NFL Network's Mike Garafolo broke the news that former Temple Owl and Camden, NJ native Haason Reddick is expected to sign with his hometown team.

The deal is reportedly worth $45 million over three years with $30 million guaranteed. It's almost a certainty that there are void years on the contract to spread those cap hits out further.

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Notable Names: Former Eagles, Owls, Nittany Lions and More Drafted Into USFL

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

The USFL concluded the draft for it's 2022 reboot this week and fans have plenty of players to root for.

Not only is there a team representing Philadelphia, but there are quite a few names that people should recognize, including former Philadelphia Eagles, Temple Owls, Penn State Nittany Lions and some other names that will be of interest to those in the area.


Former Eagles

By far the longest list of those in this article, the Eagles have crossed paths with quite a few of these players at one time or another.

Due to the USFL's draft limiting teams to pick positions by round, the first two Eagles Alummi off the board were quarterbacks.

QB Clayton Thorson

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Report: Temple Down to Two Candidates, Fran Brown and Stan Drayton

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By Michael Lipinski, Sports Talk Philly Contributor

According to The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman, the Temple football coaching search is coming down to Fran Brown and Stan Drayton.  We profiled Brown and Drayton in previous reports about the Temple opening. 

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Report: Temple "Zeroing In On" Camden Native Fran Brown as Next Head Coach

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By Michael Lipinski, Sports Talk Philly Contributor

Talk about a turn of events in the Temple football coaching search, FootballScoop.com is reporting that Temple is “zeroing in” on Rutgers University assistant Fran Brown as the next head coach of the Owls.  Brown, a former Temple coach under Matt Rhule, has been a top choice of fans and former players.  He will reportedly be meeting with Temple president Dr. Jason Wingard as the final step of the process.

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Report: Texas Assistant Stan Drayton is Top Candidate for Temple Opening

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By Michael Lipinski, Sports Talk Philly Contributor

The Athletic’s Chris Vannini is reporting that University of Texas running backs coach/run game coordinator Stan Drayton is a “strong candidate” for the Temple coaching job. Drayton has been considered the Owls top target. 


Temple fired Rod Carey on November 23 after three disastrous seasons on North Broad. Drayton was mentioned immediately due to his connection with athletic director Arthur Johnson. The two worked together at Texas. 

Other rumored candidates have included Ole Miss assistant Chris Partridge and Texas A&M assistant Elijah Robinson. Former Owls coach Al Golden would reportedly be interested in the job however it’s not known if Temple has reciprocated. 

Temple is one of two FBS openings, Oregon is the other, with the National Signing period fast approaching. 


Temple Football’s Next Coach: A Look at AD Arthur Johnson’s Texas Connections

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By Michael Lipinski, Sports Talk Philly Contributor

All is quiet on the Temple football coaching search front.  Insanely quiet especially considering the chaos of the coaching carousel around landscape of college football.

Despite the silence, there are rumblings among insiders that athletic director Arthur Johnson could be dipping into his past, particularly his time in Texas, for the next Temple football head coach.  Johnson was in the Longhorn’s athletic department from 2014 until he took the job at Temple.  That’s seven-years worth of connections, including three former Power 5 head coaches, with one of the most well-known brands in college athletics.

Here are some names that could fit the “Texas to Temple” connection:

 

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Penn State DC Brent Pry Officially Named New Virginia Tech Head Coach

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By Michael Lipinski, Sports Talk Philly Contributor

Penn State’s coaching staff has taken it’s first hit of the chaotic college football coaching carousel.  Defensive coordinator Brent Pry has officially been named as the new head football coach at Virginia Tech.  Pry, 51, had been with Penn State since 2014 serving in various defensive roles.  He takes over a Virginia Tech program that had  a 27-season bowl streak snapped in 2020.  This will be Pry’s first head coaching job at any level.

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