Although Matt Rhule's move from Temple to Baylor was fast, he didn't forget the people who helped make him one of college football's hottest coaching prospects.
Rhule took out a full-page ad in Wednesday's Inquirer to thank the university, Owls fans and others for their support during his four years on North Broad Street.
"On behalf of Julie and our children, I want to express our sincere gratitude to Temple University, the City of Philadelphia and Owls fans throughout the world," Rhule wrote. "The passion and pursuit of excellence at Temple allowed for our student-athletes to achieve success on the football field and to develop as young men off of the field. Temple and Philly will always be a part of us and we will be cheering on the Owls from afar."
Here's what the ad looked like in the paper:
Here are links to our stories on Rhule's departure:
Temple football coach Matt Rhule going to Baylor by Marc Narducci
Rhule earned his way to a bigger school than Temple by Mike Kern
How Matt Rhule has risen up the ranks of college football coaches by Marc Narducci
Ed Foley takes over as Temple's interim coach by Marc Narducci