Given the fact that San Diego State will be playing in the Big East to begin with, the following report isn’t surprising in the least.
In fact, I’ll be disappointed if Temple doesn’t play in the Big East’s West Division.
But that appears to be a serious possibility, at least according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
“It is likely that Temple will play in the Western Division once the Big East Conference splits into two divisions for football at the start of the 2013 season,” the report states. “The Owls could be lumped into the same division with distant rivals Boise State, San Diego State, Houston, Southern Methodist, and Memphis.”
Temple joined the Big East a month ago after West Virginia settled its lawsuit with the conference so that the Mountaineers could join the Big 12 this year. The Big East was in desperate need of an eighth member, and the Owls will leave the MAC for the Big East this summer.
“It could play that way, which is fine,” said Temple coach Steve Addazio said of traveling to Houston, San Diego and Boise. “We don’t really know that. But I’ve heard those things.
“You have to get in a plane and travel. So you know, you might have to travel 40 more minutes than you did the other. But you are still going to get on that plane and fly.”