Navy and Temple coaches ruled AAC over Herman
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Navy and Temple coaches ruled AAC over Herman

Navy and Temple coaches have won more games and titles than Houston coach

Photo: Matt Ruhle

Temple’s Matt Ruhle is young enough that he may leave when the time is right, but give the 41-year-old head coach credit for returning to the Owls and guiding the Philadelphia school to a second straight AAC East football title.

Navy’s  is still young enough at 51 to move on if he chooses, but the Midshipmen’s all-time winningest coach seemed to cast his future with Annapolis when he turned down a tempting offer last year from BYU. Navy won the AAC West and is in position to claim its first conference title just two years after giving up 134 years of independent status. ... 

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego,,, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

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