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UConn Huskies (0-9, 0-5 American) at Temple Owls (1-9, 0-6 American) Game 10 • Saturday, Nov. 23 • 7:00 PM Philadelphia, Pa. - Lincoln Financial Field (68,532) ESPN3 • UConn IMG Sports Radio Network The Coaches UCONN INTERIM HEAD COACH T.J. WEIST T.J. Weist, a 25-year veteran of the coaching profession who most recently served as the wide receivers coach at Cincinnati, is the interim head coach at UConn for the rest of the 2013 season. Weist was elevated to that position on Sept. 30 -- four games into the 2013 season. Weist is in his first season at UConn and continues to serve as offensive coordinator and also has position responsibility with the wide receivers. During his time with the Bearcats, Cincinnati won a total of two BIG EAST Championships. Weist (pronounced WEEST) helped lead the Bearcats to a 10-3 record in 2012 and a 48-34 victory over Duke in the Belk Bowl. Weist served as Cincinnati’s offensive coordinator in the Belk Bowl as the Bearcats gained 554 yards of total offense on 53 plays and did not have a turnover. Cincinnati was 17 of 25 in passing for 332 yards. Weist joined the Bearcats after eight years at Western Kentucky mentoring the receivers. He also served as the team’s assistant head coach (2007-09) and offensive coordinator (2003-06). Weist came to WKU from Indiana, where he served as wide receivers coach from 1997-01. While at IU, he also carried special teams responsibilities with the return units and also served as the Hoosiers’ recruiting coordinator his first two years. Weist was also on the staffs at Tulsa (1996), Southern Illinois (1994-95), Michigan (1990-93) and Alabama (1988-89). A native of Bay City, Mich., Weist was a wide receiver at Alabama from 1985-87, taking part in three postseason bowl games, and earned a letter as a senior. He earned a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education in 1988, and then added an exercise physiology master’s degree one year later. UConn Schedule/Results Date Opponent (TV) Score/Time 8/29 TOWSON (ESPN3) L, 18-33 9/14 MARYLAND (ESPN3) L, 21-32 9/21 No. 14/15 MICHIGAN (ABC) L, 21-24 9/28 at Buffalo (ESPN3) L, 12-41 10/12 USF* (SNY/ESPN-R) L, 10-13 10/19 at Cincinnati* (ESPNU) L, 16-41 10/26 at No, 21/25 UCF* (SNY/ESPN-R) L, 17-62 11/8 NO. 20/16 LOUISVILLE* (ESPN2) L, 10-31 11/16 at SMU* (ESPN3) L, 21-38 11/23 at Temple* (ESPN3) 7 p.m. 11/30 RUTGERS* (ESPNU) 12 p.m. 12/7 MEMPHIS* (ESPN3) 1 p.m. *Denotes American Athletic Conference Game Temple Schedule/Results Date Opponent (TV) Score/Time 8/31 at No. 11/14 Notre Dame (NBC) L, 6-28 9/7 HOUSTON* (ESPN-R) L, 13-22 9/14 FORDHAM (ESPN3) L, 29-30 9/28 at Idaho L, 24-26 10/5 No. 7 LOUISVILLE* (ESPN-R) L, 7-30 TEMPLE HEAD COACH MATT RHULE 10/11 at Cincinnati* (ESPN) L, 20-38 Matt Rhule is in his first season as the head coach at Temple after an experi10/19 ARMY* (ESPN3) W, 33-14 enced coaching career as an assistant on the collegiate and professional level. 10/26 SMU* (ESPN3) L, 49-59 Most recently, Rhule was the assistant offensive line coach with the New York 11/2 at Rutgers* (ESPN-R) L, 20-23 Giants in 2012. He was an assistant coach at Temple from 2006-11 working with L, 36-39 a number of positions including defensive line, quarterbacks, offensive coordinator 11/16 No. 15/19 UCF* (ESPN-R) 11/23 UCONN* (ESPN3) 7 p.m. and tight ends. 11/30 at Memphis* (ESPNEWS) 11 a.m. Rhule also worked at Albright (1988), Buffalo (1999-200), UCLA (2001), Western Carolina (2002-05). He is a 1997 Penn State graduate and played four seasons *Denotes American Athletic Conference Game at linebacker for the Nittany Lions. Rankings indicate ranking at time of game Radio & TV Coverage TELEVISION COVERAGE Saturday’s game will be shown on ESPN3 exclusively with no blackouts. Dave Weekley is on play-by-play with K. C. Keeler doing color. Dave Ashbrock is the producer. The game will be seen on a taped-delay basis on SNY on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 1:30 p.m. RADIO COVERAGE The UConn IMG Sports Network is the home of Husky football on the radio. WTIC Newstalk 1080 in Hartford serves as the flagship station and is the state’s only 50,000 watt signal and can be heard in 23 states and parts of Canada. The 2013-14 year marks the 22nd consecutive season that WTIC is the flagship for UConn sports. The 2013-14 football and men’s and women’s basketball season also marks the second year that the radio rights are held by IMG College, which is UConn’s multi-media rights partner. Veteran UConn announcers Joe D’Ambrosio (play-by-play) and Wayne Norman (color commentary) return to call the action with Kevin Nathan on the sidelines and Anthony “Rex” McCalla on production. UConn football on home Saturday dates gets going early with “Breakfast At The Rent” with Ray Dunaway and Scott Gray beginning at 6:00 a.m. For noon games, the UConn Tailgate Show will air from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The Quick Hits • • • • • UConn and Temple have met 13 times in the past, with Temple holding a 9-4 all-time advantage. The Huskies have won three of the past five meetings. Husky linebacker Yawin Smallwood was recently named a semifinalist for the Butkus Award, presented to the nation’s top linebacker. Smallwood was one of 12 semifinalists. Quarterback Casey Cochran made his first career start in UConn’s last game at SMU, going 25-42 for 227 yards and two touchdowns. UConn’s schedule is the 13th most difficult in the country based on the strength of schedule metric. Lyle McCombs picked up his 11th career 100yard rushing game vs. SMU on Saturday

UConn vs. Temple Football Media Notes, 11/23/13

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