No. 24 Temple keeps Matt Rhule as coach with 6-year deal

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Posted: Dec 07, 2015 12:33 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Temple says Matt Rhule has agreed to a six-year contract, keeping him at the helm of a team that's heading to a bowl for the first time since 2011.

Financial terms of the deal announced Monday were not disclosed.

The third-year head coach has turned around a program that went 2-10 in 2013; 6-6 in 2014 and this year finished the regular season 10-3.

The No. 24 Owls will play Toledo in the Boca Raton Bowl on Dec. 22.

Athletic director Patrick Kraft says in a statement Rhule is responsible for making Temple a national program.

Rhule says while this has been a "special season, there is still so much more that Temple football can accomplish."