Temple has contacted Eagles defensive coordinator Todd Bowles about its vacant head-coaching position, an NFL source tells CSNPhilly.com.
According to OwlScoop.com, Bowles will interview for the position today.
Bowles was a defensive back for the Owls from 1982 to 1985. He has never been a head coach at the college level, but served as defensive coordinator at Morehouse College in 1997 and Grambling State in 1998-99.
After serving as the interim head coach of the Miami Dolphins at the end of last year, Bowles joined Andy Reid’s staff as the secondary coach in the offseason. He was promoted to defensive coordinator after Reid fired Juan Castillo earlier this season. The Eagles’ defense was terrible through six games under Bowles, allowing opponents to complete 76.3 percent of their passes with 16 touchdowns and no interceptions. But the Eagles showed signs of improvement yesterday against the Bucs.
Former Owls coach Steve Addazio left Temple last week to take the Boston College position.