Temple Football begins preseason practices
On Aug. 4, The Temple University football program held its opening preseason practice under first-year head coach Al Golden. The Owls have scheduled 29 practices before they open their season on Thursday evening, Aug. 31, at Buffalo.
“I finally have a smile on my face,” Golden told the media prior to the practice. “It’s exciting to get the chance to wear the ‘coaching hat,’ as it’s something I have not done in some time.
“There is more competition here now than I can remember on many of the teams that I have been associated with. Particularly at the quarterback position, where there are five players vying for time. One of the things that would be striking to anybody in the coaching profession is that we now have up to 47 newcomers on this team. I was shooting for 33 or 35. We have 47 new faces on this team. Almost half the team is here as a result of this staff.”
The Owls held their first session in full pads on Aug. 8. The team will hold two-a-days on four dates, beginning Friday, Aug. 11.
“The Golden Rule is very simple, and that is: ‘What you do [as a football player], you do to everyone at Temple,’” Golden said. “How you conduct yourself — academically, athletically and socially — is reflected on the entire University. That’s the biggest sign in this building [Edberg-Olson Hall], and it’s in the team meeting room.”
Season tickets are available now for as low as $36 by calling 215-204-8499 or downloading a season ticket invoice form (PDF). Individual game tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster.
The 2006 Temple Football home schedule
Sat. Sept. 9 vs. Louisville
(First 3,000 kids ages 14 and under
at the game receive a Temple Football backpack!)
Sat. Oct. 7 vs. Kent State
Sat. Oct. 28 vs. Bowling Green
1 p.m. (Sponsored by Verizon)
Sat. Nov. 4 vs. Central Michigan
All home games played at Lincoln Financial Field.