Temple Owls football

Temple Owls Football

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The Temple Owls football team participates in the NCAA's Division I Football Bowl Subdivision as a member of the East Division of the Mid-American Conference (MAC). Temple is a football-only affiliate of the MAC because their primary conference, the Atlantic Ten Conference, does not currently sponsor a football league (although during the time the A-10 did sponsor football, it was in the Division 1 Championship Subdivision, and Temple's program has always been in D-I football). The Owls were a football-only member of the Big East Conference from 1991 until 2004. Temple was forced out of the league due to poor attendance averages, non-competitiveness, and a lack of commitment to the football program from university officials. Temple played the 2005 and 2006 seasons as an independent before joining the MAC in 2007 where they currently reside.

History

Henry Miller Era

Although Temple began playing organized football in 1894, the Owls' modern era began in 1925. That was the year that Henry J. "Heinie" Miller was hired as head coach, and for a time, the Owls were a regional power. To start the 1928 season, the Owls moved to Temple Stadium. Miller coached eight seasons and compiled a 50-15-8 record.

Pop Warner Era

Following Miller's departure in 1933, the Owls made a national splash with the hiring of their next coach, the legendary Glenn "Pop" Warner. Warner had spent the previous 19 years at Pittsburgh and Stanford, winning three national...
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