WHOEVER the new Temple football coach is, and we should know soon, we know his first game will be at Notre Dame. Now, we also know that he won't be going to Boise State until 2014.

The Big East released the 2013 opponents Tuesday. The Owls, who'll be playing in the West Division for at least the first two seasons of the realigned conference, host the Broncos, Central Florida, Connecticut and Houston.

They will go to Rutgers, Memphis, San Diego State and Southern Methodist. It might be the last meeting for a while with Rutgers, which is leaving for the ACC.

Dates are still to be determined.

The Owls' other games are at home with Fordham and Army, and at Idaho.

There will, of course, be a first Big East championship game, to be held at the site of one of the division winners.

For season ticket information, which includes discounted seats for home games and priority access to buy tickets for the opener in South Bend, call 215-204-8499 or email tixsales@temple.edu.

- Mike Kern