Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Highlights from the Cherry and White game 2013



Liz Sim sent over this video by email that she did for Owls Update. Great job by Temple-made Liz, a journalism major.


Sorry to see that a guy named Justin Klugh lists "Temple University" as the only school on his resume.
Klugh is a sports producer at Philly.com and, according to his LinkedIn file is responsible for "organizing content on Philly.com Sports. Making editorial decisions about the placement of stories." 
Make that "non-stories."
Great ESPN story on Connor Reilly:
Here's an example of the kind of stories worth publishing. While ESPN is the worldwide leader in sports,  Justin Klugh and Philly.com are way at the back of that line.
 Today on Philly.com might have been one of the biggest "non-stories" in the history of journalism, the "fact" that Matt Rhule is listed in the low-90s among head coaches in the FBS football.
 Klugh, linking a Sporting News.com story, makes the Grand Canyon-sized leap in logic by saying Temple coaching is in a downward spiral, writing that Al Golden is No. 32 and Steve Addazio is No. 85.
 Duh?
 Nowhere does he point out that Golden might have been 120 when he was hired by Temple.
How did Golden rise up the ranks?
Largely by his work AT Temple.
I'm kind of shocked that Lewis Katz, the Temple-made CEO at Philly.com, hasn't fired this guy by now.
 Matt Rhule is a huge upgrade on Steve Addazio. Ask any of Rhule's players and they will tell you that.
I fully expect Rhule to flip Addazio's 4-7 record into something similar on the other side, say 7-5 or better.
When it is, I'd like to see Justin Klugh post a story on Philly.com about the upward trend in coaching hires at Temple.
 I won't hold my breath.
Don't feel sorry for Klugh, though. He can always go back to making coffee at the Barista Cafe in Lancaster, his last job.

18 comments:

LivingAt1132 said...

Hate to say it Mike, but I don't think that The Philly papers will really give Temple any "love" until we see a season close with the Owl's in the top 25 and with a win over Penn State (However a win over Notre Dame would be equally as nice). I'm not saying this to be pessimistic, but more out of the frustration of reading years of "Oh yeah, I almost forgot..." prose in the local rags.

Just my 2 cents,

Pat Conneen

Temple Football Forever said...

Ticks me off that a supposed "Temple guy" would run a non-story like this.
I don't care about the love.
I do care about the hate and this story seems to go out of its way to hate on Temple.

Temple Football Forever said...

Just my two cents.

Kent Duke said...

what is the latest w/our helmets?

Michael said...

haha that Philly.com article was the worst article I have read, Klugh is a clown. How can those rankings be based off of non-college experience. Bill O'Brien has one year in the college ranks and he is magically top 25?!? He is a great coach, but those rankings are still pointless. The only thing more pointless than the rankings, is an article basing the success of Temple on the rankings!

Temple Football Forever said...

Dumb. Pointless. But this is the kind of guy Philly.com hires these days, guys just out of a job making coffee at the Barista Cafe.
I don't get it.
Just because you are in your 20s, you get a job at Philly.com producing sports while long-time Philly journalists are out there looking for jobs?
The leap of logic this Philly.com story takes is staggeringly flawed and two minutes of thinking by any rational person would have killed the story idea before it got out of the embryotic stage.
As far as the helmets go, I think the solid Cherry means somebody (Adidas, maybe) is working on a new design and that will be unveiled at the ND game.
My choice is TEMPLE, but I respect the T crowd so let's split this baby in half.
TEMPLE on one side, T on the other.
Or maybe the T in Temple will get spelled out with the uni logo. That could be interesting.
Since Tulane and Tulsa are in the conference, I think we should spell out TEMPLE in some way.
We all know and love our T, but not all outsiders do.

Michael said...

Why haven't you reached out to Katz about writing articles for the sports column??

Temple Football Forever said...


I'm willing and able.
Mr. Katz, reach me here:
templefootballforever@gmail.com

MassOwl82 said...

Mean spirited. Your piece. Not his.

Temple Football Forever said...

Totally disagree.
If you are going to be a producer at Philly.com, you've got to accept the criticism.
This is valid criticism.

Kent Duke said...

I'm excited....., Rhule appears to have hired a sound OC, my guess it was the OC behind the Reilly rise....., Rhule brings positive energy...., the defensive OC will not be here next year, typical "stuck in the 80s" syndrome...., if we can keep the outcome of ND game to a 30 or under differential and beat Houston the following week then a bowl game is a real possibility, we'll need this to generate and sustain recruiting momentum. GO OWLS

Temple Football Forever said...

Me, too, Kent.
I was at the E-O from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.
I got the strong vibe that the team was fed up with Addazio's bullbleep.
Addazio was more flash (talk) than substance.
There's a real Al Golden-like substance to Matt Rhule that is refreshing.
He fixes problems by addressing them on the field.
Daz tried to fix problems with speeches.

eaglejake said...

Based on that email that was just sent out it looks like the Linc will be pretty empty this year...

Temple Football Forever said...

Just checked. I did not get an email. Do you have a copy?

Temple Football Forever said...

That's weird. Nothing is in either email account, nor is anything on Owlsdaily or Owlscoop about it.
I expect a good crowd for Houston, not so good for Fordham and regular 18-22K-plus crowds for everyone else.
All bets are off, though, if the Owls win at ND.
Then the crowds will skyrocket.

Dayowl87 said...

Ratings of coaches, especially first year head coaches is a fools errand. I have no doubt MR will prove over time to be a better head coach than addazio. AG was a tremendous program builder but also mediocre on game day. He was exactly what the program needed at the time and owls fans should forever be indebted to him for saving our program from the ash heap.

Daz reputation as a recruiter was earned in the SEC but he didn't land the studs the owls needed to consistently compete and certainly was a mediocre game day coach. Last year was a disaster with bad decisions in schemes, adjustments and use of talent (eg what the hell was an all-state dback doing on the bench as fourth team QB with our abysmal secondary?).

Lets give MR and his questionable DC some time before we pass judgement but my guess is we won't regret Daz packing his carpet bag and going up to Boston.

Temple Football Forever said...

Good point.
The real test of "nice guy" Matt Rhule vs. "good head coach" Matt Rhule will be if Phil Snow isn't up to snuff as DC.
Will the nice guy MR have the gonads to make the hard personnel decisions to let underperforming coaches go?
I don't know.
I hope he never has to make the move because Snow shuts out a few teams and the Owls lead the AAC in scoring defense (I don't care much about yardage defense).
Sobering thought:
Snow's last shutout as a DC was in 1996.
That's the last century and four years before the Y2K scare.
Chuck Heater had back-to-back shutouts in 2011 and even with youngsters shut out UConn in 2012.

Temple Football Forever said...

shut out UConn in the second half and OT, I mean, when it mattered the most.