With the bowl announcements coming on Sunday, Temple remains a realistic possibility for four different bowl games according to a source. And that could even change between now and Sunday.
On Sunday, the Inquirer and Daily News reported that Temple was a consideration for these three bowls: the Boca Raton Bowl on Dec. 19; the Bad Boys Mowers Gasparilla Bowl in St. Petersburg, Fla. (Dec. 21); and the Hawaii Bowl on Dec. 24.
A recent development, according to a source, is that Temple is in the mix for the Birmingham Bowl on Dec. 23.
All four bowls have primary affiliations with the American Athletic Conference, of which Temple is a member.
There is a lot of Temple sentiment to play in St. Petersburg, but because the Owls finished 6-6, they don't enjoy the priority they had the previous two years when they headed into their bowl game with 10-3 record. Six AAC teams have a better winning percentage than Temple.
According to the source, Houston and Temple are among the schools from the AAC being considered for Hawaii.