Under fire all season for his play-calling, and likely on the outside looking in with a new head coach in place at Florida, Steve Addazio could, improbably, find himself with a head-coaching job when all of the dust clears.
According to a report in this morning’s Philadelphia Inquirer, the in-limbo Gators offensive coordinator will interview for the vacancy at Temple. It’s unclear when Addazio will sit down with the school to speak about a position that opened when Al Golden took the Miami job.
Matt Rhule, the Owls’ offensive coordinator the past three years, is the only other known candidate to interview for the job.
New UF head coach Will Muschamp is not expected to make any decisions on the makeup of his first coaching staff until after the Gators’ bowl game, although it’s expected Addazio will not be retained.
Addazio has spent the past six seasons at Florida. Prior to that, he had spent time on staffs at Syracuse, Indiana and Notre Dame.
He was also Florida’s quasi-interim head coach during Urban Meyer‘s retirement/flip-flop/sabbatical phase, and was widely praised for how he kept the program moving forward during that time.