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Addazio has already named one member of the Temple Owls coaching staff -- offensive coordinator Ryan Day -- to the staff. According to a report in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Addazio will bring on a few more key Owls assistant coaches:
According to sources, Temple offensive coordinator Ryan Day, defensive coordinator Chuck Heater, offensive line coach Justin Frye and possibly assistant head coach/quarterback coach Kevin Rogers will join Addazio's staff at BC.
If Heater is hired, he would bring over 35 years of coaching experience at the college level, including stops at Florida (CB/RC, ADC/S, and Co-DC/S), Utah (CB/RC), Washington (CB/RC, RB/RC), Colorado (RC, DB and TE/RC), Colorado State (DC), Notre Dame (DB), Ohio State (DB), Wisconsin (DB), Toledo (RB, DB) and Northern Arizona (RB). He's worked under a number of great coaches including Barry Alvarez, Earle Bruce, Dr. Lou, Bill McCartney and Urban Meyer. Heater has been on Urban Meyer's staff at four different schools -- Ohio State, Colorado State, Utah and Florida.
As a coach, he's been a member of staffs that have captured three national championship -- 2007 and 2009 at Florida and 1988 at Notre Dame. At Florida, Heater was the recruiting coordinator for the 2007 and 2008 seasons. The Gators '07 and '08 classes ranked second nationally. Sure, it's Florida, but still.
Like Bates, Heater is a Michigan man, playing running back for Bo Schembechler.
Heater runs a 4-3 defense and likes to bring the pressure. His defensive scheme include several different blitzes and stunts. Lots of movement up front meant to disguise the blitz. In 2011, Temple's D ranked third nationally in scoring defense (13.9 PPG), 27th in rushing defense (123.92 YPG), 15th in passing defense (187.8 YPG) and 13th in total defense (311.8 YPG).
While the Owls D took a significant step backwards in 2012, the Temple D was still able to record nearly two more sacks and one more TFL per game than the Eagles unit. Hopefully with more pressure packages the Boston College D will be able to get to the opposing QBs more than one every other game in 2013.
As for Frye, he's a relative newcomer to the coaching profession. A 2006 graduate of Indiana, Frye served as an offensive line and tight ends GA at his alma mater for two years (2007-08) and as offensive line GA at Florida from 2009-10 -- both under Addazio. In 2011, he was hired by Addazio to serve as the Owls offensive line coach. A four-year letterwinner on the offensive line, Frye set the Indiana record for most consecutive starts (45) and was the team captain his senior year.
We are all familiar with Kevin Rogers, and will respect his privacy.