Posted by Chip Patterson
For now, Steve Addazio is still the offensive coordinator at Florida. But after coaching the Gators against Penn State in the Outback Bowl on New Year's Day, Addazio will become another piece of the coaching carousel. One program in the market for a new head coach is Temple, who saw head coach Al Golden leave to accept the same position at Miami. After losing a promising recruit to Golden in the move, the Owls may feel the pressure to select a new man quickly, and begin preparing for the future.
The Philadelphia Inquirier is reporting that Addazio was in town on Monday to discuss the open head coaching position at Temple. Addazio, a Connecticut native, has been on Urban Meyer's offensive staff for his entire tenure at Florida. Despite criticism for this year's offensive struggles, he is still credited for helping put together the high-octane offense that won two national championships in three years between 2006-2008.
Other names connected to the Temple job have been current offensive coordinator Matt Rhule, who called the plays for Golden this past season, and Pittsburgh offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti. Cignetti is not guaranteed a job after the "resignation" of Dave Wannstedt, though there is a possibility he could be retained by new head coach Michael Haywood.