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Temple hires Giants assistant as new head coach


Temple has offered its head coaching job to Giants assistant offensive line coach Matt Rhule, according to

He was one of two NFL assistants to interview for the job, along with Eagles defensive coordinator (and former Temple safety) Todd Bowles.

The 37-year-old Rhule played at Penn State and coached at Temple for six years, and joined the Giants staff last March.

Photo credit: New York Giants

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14 Responses to “Temple hires Giants assistant as new head coach”
  1. thesmartest1 says: Dec 14, 2012 2:47 PM

    So did they offer or did he get it??

  2. bunjy96 says: Dec 14, 2012 2:57 PM

    No surprise

  3. fuglyflorio says: Dec 14, 2012 3:35 PM

    He’s a Temple guy. They stayed in-house. Great opportunity for him. The bar is low since the last coach was a classless bum.

  4. manningbowl88 says: Dec 14, 2012 3:37 PM

    can he take gilbride with him as a package deal?

  5. zaggs says: Dec 14, 2012 3:41 PM

    Even as a Giants fan I have to ask, did Temple actually see the Giants line play the last 2 seasons?

  6. thesmedman says: Dec 14, 2012 3:56 PM

    He’s a Temple guy? I’m a Temple guy as I graduate from there.

    Todd Bowles is a Temple guy. If they valued that, they would have hired him.

    They’ve made a lot of mistakes in the past few years: hiring coaches they knew who would not stay, going into the Big East. At least acknowledge that you value your graduates.

  7. thesmedman says: Dec 14, 2012 3:56 PM

    *graduated from there…

  8. Tim says: Dec 14, 2012 4:02 PM

    Is it just me or is his suit about 2 sizes too big? Dude could use a new comb too..

  9. megaroad1 says: Dec 14, 2012 4:07 PM

    Todd Bowles must be really lousy in his job interviews. He’s interviewed for several NFL and college jobs and hasn’t gotten them. The guy has been an interim NFL head coach and defensive coordinator. How can he lose out to an offensive line assistant?

  10. bigdan7885 says: Dec 14, 2012 4:16 PM

    The Giants will Rhule the day they let this guy get away.

  11. bobwsc says: Dec 14, 2012 4:21 PM

    did he borrow Chris Snee’s blazer for that photo?

  12. eatitfanboy says: Dec 14, 2012 4:56 PM

    thesmedman says:
    Dec 14, 2012 3:56 PM
    He’s a Temple guy? I’m a Temple guy as I graduate from there.

    Todd Bowles is a Temple guy. If they valued that, they would have hired him.

    So, um, were they supposed to hire ALL the Temple guys? They interviewed two, hired one.

    I don’t understand your point.

  13. thesmedman says: Dec 15, 2012 12:11 PM

    The point is, and was, tat Temple should place premium on having a legacy come to be the HC rather tan sole dependence, expedience with a guy who will stay no longer than the guy who he will replace, since his loyalty is not there but to short term gain at the school’s expense. And Temple has made enough mistakes in returning to the Big East (witness current news in addition to Temple’s just completed season) and in hiring folks like Addazio who clearly did not fit Temple and was not going to stay.bTemple is not going to win in the Big East, so best to emphasize other values.

    Further, Temple could have sent a powerful signal in hiring Bowles given that are so few African-Am head coaches, period (college or pro).

    Even Tom Bradley would’ve been a hire steeped in wanting stability…

  14. burgandy2260 says: Dec 15, 2012 2:34 PM

    *graduated from there…

    Anymore questions about the schools legacies?

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