No. 24 Temple keeps Matt Rhule as coach with 6-year deal

 Temple head coach Matt Rhule looks over his team during warm-ups prior to the first half of an NCAA college football game against the Connecticut, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, in Philadelphia. Temple won 27-3. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Temple head coach Matt Rhule looks over his team during warm-ups prior to the first half of an NCAA college football game against the Connecticut, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, in Philadelphia. Temple won 27-3. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Temple says Matt Rhule has agreed to a six-year contract, keeping him at the helm of a team that’s heading to a bowl for the first time since 2011.

Financial terms of the deal announced Monday were not disclosed.

The third-year head coach has turned around a program that went 2-10 in 2013; 6-6 in 2014 and this year finished the regular season 10-3.

The No. 24 Owls will play Toledo in the Boca Raton Bowl on Dec. 22.

Athletic director Patrick Kraft says in a statement Rhule is responsible for making Temple a national program.

Rhule says while this has been a “special season, there is still so much more that Temple football can accomplish.”

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