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Eagles coordinator Todd Bowles a candidate for Temple head coach

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Todd Bowles has had a rough time as the Eagles’ defensive coordinator this season, but his alma mater apparently still thinks he’s a good coach.

Temple University, where Bowles played in the 1980s, has contacted Bowles about its head-coaching vacancy, CSNPhilly.com reports.

Bowles, who became the Eagles’ defensive coordinator when Juan Castillo was fired this season, said last week that he’s only thinking about his current job. But he didn’t deny that he’d be interested in returning to Temple as his next job.

“Right now, I haven’t even thought about it,” Bowles said. “I love my school to death. I wear Temple sweatshirts every day. I got my job right here. I’m very happy with it.”

The Eagles are expected to fire head coach Andy Reid after the season, and that would put Bowles and the rest of the staff out of work as well. Bowles may say he’s only thinking about his job with the Eagles, but it’s hard to believe he wouldn’t love a job offer that allows him to stay in Philadelphia and take over at his alma mater. Bowles to Temple makes a lot of sense.

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11 Responses to “Eagles coordinator Todd Bowles a candidate for Temple head coach”
  1. bigjdve says: Dec 10, 2012 12:47 PM

    Not to mention the fact that he wants away from the Eagles in the worst way, he most likely sees them blaming him for the defensive woes since he took over.

  2. mashoaf says: Dec 10, 2012 12:49 PM

    He may not be thinking about the job, but guaranteed his agent is thinking about the job for him.

  3. rgb2425 says: Dec 10, 2012 1:09 PM

    “The Eagles are expected to fire head coach Andy Reid after the season, and that would put Bowles and the rest of the staff out of work as well. Bowles may say he’s only thinking about his job with the Eagles, but it’s hard to believe he wouldn’t love a job offer that allows him to stay in Philadelphia and take over at his alma mater. Bowles to Temple makes a lot of sense.”

    No, you’re expecting the Eagles to fire Reid. They won’t and he won’t resign. He’ll coach out his contract when the 2013 season is over. Todd Bowels on the other hand will probably be better off coaching Temple. Go Eagles! Go Owls!

  4. dukemarc says: Dec 10, 2012 1:10 PM

    Really Temple? There aren’t any good Pee Wee football coaches out there to hire?

  5. tukai9248 says: Dec 10, 2012 1:21 PM

    Our defense is worse since he became the DC. It’s now known as the toilet Bowles.

  6. rajbais says: Dec 10, 2012 1:21 PM

    Tip: stay with bright college assistants. Steve Addazio and Al Golden were both great for your school!!!

    Get someone like those two!!

  7. wayne1693 says: Dec 10, 2012 1:37 PM

    T.B….Hurry & take the job before the Eagles fire you & before Temple figures out you made a bad defense worse!

  8. thesmedman says: Dec 10, 2012 1:52 PM

    Bowles would be an excellent choice. He’s a graduate of Temple, and Temple needs to get away from hiring people that use it as a stepping stone.

    I also think Tom Bradley would be an excellent choice, even though he is not a Temple grad.

  9. scratchdaddy says: Dec 10, 2012 1:58 PM

    This is exactly what Temple needs. A TU guy who loves Temple and is committed to the university.

  10. blackngold4life says: Dec 10, 2012 2:08 PM

    2 words! TAKE IT! cause the Eagles is gona clean house!

  11. medialovesthecowboys says: Dec 10, 2012 7:42 PM

    As a Cowboy fan, I can come out and say this guy is rubbish. I don’t even know how this clown keeps getting jobs. He’s actually never had any notable success anywhere. I don’t know maybe in practice and on the sideline, he looks the part? Either way, this guy is the Stoney Case of coaches. Just keeps getting chances for no apparent reason.

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