Monday, January 07, 2013

The complete Reece/Rhule sit-down interview



Beasley Reece interviews Matt Rhule.

Root for old Notre Dame
To me, the rooting interest for tonight's National Championship game is a clear choice.It really should be for every Temple fan.
Root, root, root for old Notre Dame.

Why?

Imagine the buzz around Philadelphia should Temple knock off the unbeaten national champions in the 2013 opener?Much more electricity in that scenario for Temple than it would get coming off an upset of a ND team which lost to Alabama.

It seems like only yesterday Beasley Reece interviewed a young guy getting his first opportunity to be a head coach.
Afterward, Reece reached out his hand to the young man and shook his head approvingly, "Coach, you sold me. Where do I sign?"
"We'd love to have you," was the reply.
The coach was Al Golden.
The year was 2005 and it SEEMED like yesterday.
That worked out pretty well for both coach and school.
Hopefully, was really DID happen yesterday, a sit-down interview with another young guy in the same position, Matt Rhule, will end up with similar on-field results.




Love the way Matt mentioned a 3-4 defense, even in passing. Means the thought has at least crossed his mind. Shows me he is using his head already. Temple has never played a 3-4 defense before, but the Owls have found themselves with personnel best-suited for it due to some unforeseen over-recruiting at the linebacker position by the recently departed head coach and suspension circumstances along the defensive front.
Those hard decisions should be addressed in the period between signing day and the the March opening of spring practice.
As usual, Beasley does his usual great job with the questions and Matt was every bit as impressive with his responses as Golden was way back when.
It's worth six minutes of your time.

3 comments:

ihatenoamchomsky2 said...

Mike,

When are you gonna tackle the collapse of the big east, what it means for TU football, and what our options are?

Temple Football Forever said...

After recruiting season is over (Feb. 4).

Michael Riccardi said...

Kids will love to play for this guy. Love his enthusiasm for Temple and the game.