Addazio takes over at Temple

He was promoted to offensive coordinator at Florida in 2009, but this season he became the target of criticism by fans and media as the Gators slipped to 7-5 and finished ranked 80th in the nation in yards per game.

Temple finished 8-4 this season, including wins over Big East champion Connecticut and Army, but was not selected for a bowl. The Owls have 14 starters returning next year, including running back Bernard Pierce.

Addazio sees Temple as a place where top players should want to be.

“My message is make it a destination to be at Temple,” said Addazio. “Don’t be passing through.

“I’ve been a lot of places and had some opportunities before that weren’t right. But now I’m honestly living my dream.”

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