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Addazio goes back to Gator well for Temple OC

Posted on: February 10, 2011 12:40 pm
 
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If a coaching staff was good enough for Florida, you'd expect it to be good enough -- more than good enough -- for a MAC program like Temple. And now thanks to new Owl boss Steve Addazio, it appears we're going to be able to put that expectation through a rigorous real-life testing process.

You already know that Addazio himself was the Gators' offensive line coach and, in 2009 and 2010, offensive coordinator under Urban Meyer. Not long ago Addazio was able to hire former Gator secondary coach, recruiting coordinator, and eventual co-defensive coordinator Chuck Heater as the Owls' new DC. And per the Twitter feed of Temple Rivals affiliate OwlScoop , now a third member of the Meyer staff will be making his way to Philadelphia: Gators quarterback coach Scot Loeffler.

Loeffler will be taking over as the Owls' offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, and like Heater, the Gators' 2010 struggles shouldn't obscure the fact that Loeffler is stunningly overqualified to be working at a tradition-starved MAC team like Temple. Loeffler spent several high-profile years as the quarterbacks coach at Michigan, helping turn players like John Navarre and Chad Henne into All-Big Ten stars, before spending one season as the Detroit Lions QB coach. He then went to Gainesville with the endorsement of Tim Tebow , where he spent the past two seasons.

Loeffler hasn't yet been a full-time play-caller, but all the same, for Addazio to bring a coach with high-profile experience in the NFL and at two of the nation's premier programs to Temple is -- on paper -- quite the coup. If the Owls' Gator guys can enjoy half as much success at Temple as they had in Gainesville, the hiring of Addazio -- questioned far and wide after his disastrous stint as the Gators' OC -- is going to look far smarter than nearly anyone imagined.

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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 14, 2011 2:30 am
 

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Since: Dec 8, 2006
Posted on: February 10, 2011 5:48 pm
 

Addazio goes back to Gator well for Temple OC

Loeffler is just setting himself up to take over as Temples HC in three years after Addazio has a 6-30 record.  It's brilliant, Addazio is a lunatic and can't coach.  I swear he ran the Gators like he was on the sideline playing PS3.  Draw, Draw, WR screen, Punt...



Since: Jan 21, 2010
Posted on: February 10, 2011 3:10 pm
 

Addazio goes back to Gator well for Temple OC

If a coaching staff was good enough for Florida, you'd expect it to be good enough -- more than good enough -- for a MAC program like Temple. And now thanks to new Owl boss Steve Addazio, it appears we're going to be able to put that expectation through a rigorous real-life testing process.



It wasn't good enough; Addazio would've been let go had he not already taken the Temple job. Loeffler better watch out, if he does anything but run up the middle, throw swing passes, or 8 yard curls and crossing routes on 3rd and 10, it'll be too confusing for Addazio.


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