Under Wayne Hardin, Temple Owls Used to Scare Wits Out of Nits

Posted by Mike Gibson on September-16-2009 Add Comments

Back in the day is a phrase kids like to use about crazy things they heard of way back when.

Here's something really crazy: Temple and Penn State used to play great, great football games back in the day.

It's true.

Back in the day, doesn't seem so long ago to those of us in our 40s and 50s, I suspect even 60s.

Back in the day, Temple used to play Penn State tough more often than not.  Believe it or not.

Back in the day, Joe Paterno wasn't so gracious in his praise of foes.  The crusty old Penn State coach has been known to lay the praise on thick recently for some pretty thin opponents, like Coastal Carolina.

There was a day, though, when JoePa occasionally let loose with what he really...

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