UCF

John Chaney appears in Owls locker room at half, delivers speech, disappears into the fog

Maryland@Temple JAN 28, 2006

John Chaney, still rallying the troops at the age of 83.

Philadelphia, PA – The Temple Owls, now a nationally ranked football program, were only leading by one point at halftime against lowly UCF this past Saturday and were desperately in need of a spark for the second half.

That spark was provided by legendary and near mythical Temple Owls basketball coach John Chaney, who reportedly “appeared out of nowhere” and launched into an epic halftime speech that had the Owls frothing at the mouth.

“We had a bit of a lull at halftime, I tried to rally us and bring up the energy, but nothing was working,” Owls coach Matt Rhule said. “But then I looked over and saw coach Chaney in the middle of all of our kids, screaming his head off, telling them to be the best they could be and to play as if their lives were ending, and by god damn it worked. I have no idea where he came from or how he got past security into the locker room, but damnit I am glad he did.”

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