On Tuesday, the Matt Rhule era at Temple ended.
Rhule bolted North Broad Street for Baylor University, from the lowly American Athletic Conference to the Big 12, a natural progression in college football.
And, in a classy move, Rhule took out a full page ad in the Philadelphia Inquirer thanking Philadelphia and Temple. [[405247746, C]]
The full text of the ad:
On behalf of Julie and our children, I want to express our sincere gratitude to Temple University. The passion and pursuit of excellence at Temple allowed for our student-athletes to achieve success on the football field and to develop as young men off of the field. Temple and Philly will always be a part of us and we will be cheering on the Owls from afar. - Matt Rhule
As for Temple — to quote a common phrase Rhule used while at Temple — what's next?
We don't know yet, but we'll find out in the coming weeks.
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Led by interim head coach Ed Foley, No. 24 Temple will face Wake Forest in the Military Bowl on Dec. 27 in Annapolis, Maryland. [[247269581, C]]