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Big East Football Media Day: Temple Owls Preview

After years of being the kid not cool enough to be a part of the Big East Conference club, the Temple Owls' football program makes its return to the dance floor in 2012-13. Needing to fill a hole, created by the quickly departing West Virginia Mountaineers, the league re-invited the Philadelphia-based school after kicking it out in '04.

There seems to be no hard feelings between the two entities, and the Owls will be looking to make a statement in their first year back. And, there's a strong possibility Temple could do that, as last season under first-year head coach Steve Addazio the Owls went 9-4 overall and finished second in the Mid-American Conference.

Over the last three seasons, Temple has compiled more victories than any three-year period.

Representing Temple at the Big East media day will be returning quarterback Chris Coyer, who led the MAC in passing efficiency last season, defensive end Marcus Green, kicker/punter Brandon McManus and offensive tackle Martin Wallace.

For a full preview and updates on the Big East media day, check back to this SB Nation New York StoryStream. For coverage on the Big East Conference, check out the SB Nation blog Big East Coast Bias.