TEMPLE UNIVERSITY NAMES NEW HEAD FOOTBALL COACH

Steve Addazio, who helped the University of Florida win two BCS National Championships (2006, 2008) in the last five years, has been named Temple University’s 25th head football coach.   He most recently served as the associate head coach and offensive coordinator for the Gators during the 2010 season.

The Farmington, Conn., native has quarter-century of coaching experience and 11 postseason bowl games, including six BCS games in the last 15 years, on his resume.  He is expected to coach in the Outback Bowl as Florida takes on Penn State on Jan. 1.

“This is truly a great day for Temple Football as Steve Addazio is the perfect coach to take the program to the next level,” Temple University Director of Athletics Bill Bradshaw said.  “Steve brings a wealth of experience with some of the nation’s best programs.  As one of the top recruiters in the country, Steve will be able to bring talented players to Temple, and with his vision and passion for the game, he will be able to lead them to success on the field.

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