Time to do some work, fantasy football friend. (via Getty Image)
About f*cking time, says the Miami Dolphins fan who will be cursing Jeff Ireland’s name (even more than he already does right now) by week 3. Whatever, this baseball season has seemed longer than any other before it, and that feels very strange for me to say, because I love baseball more than anything. But I guess...
After Ricky Williams’ retirement last February, the Baltimore Ravens were in need of a physical runner to pair with Ray Rice in their backfield. That’s why the team traded up in the third round of April’s draft to select Temple running back Bernard Pierce.
After a solid regular season campaign, Pierce has run for 169 yards and averaged 6.3 yards per carry in three playoff...
Andrew Luck was superb for Indy. Reggie Wayne played like a Hall-of-Fame wideout (which is probably likely)...
Ray Lewis, in his last home game as the Ravens' 17-year veteran linebacker, came out with an elaborate arm brace to protect his right triceps, but played like he was a 25-year-old again.
The end result was a 24-9 win for the Ravens.
The real story was...
BOSTON -- When Brad Bates arrived at Boston College as the new athletic director, he had in his mind a list of football coaches he might someday want to hire.
He didn't have to wait long to use it.
Two months after arriving in Chestnut Hill and nine days after firing Frank Spaziani following a 2-10 season, Bates hired Steve Addazio away from Temple.
"Any athletic director...
It’s very apparent, according to the video below, that the Temple Owls consider themselves underestimated in the grand scheme of all things Big East. Temple did JUST join the Big East this season, so really what are we to expect from a MACtion team that played a different kind of MACtion football?
The Owls went 9 – 4 last season and they won’t let you forget that they’ve...
Temple Adds Ex-Boston College RB Montel HarrisAfter being kicked off the Boston College football team for repeated team violations, FBS active career leading rusher Montel Harris has decided to take his talents to Temple University, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. This is a huge addition for the Owls who lost their star rusher, Bernard Pierce to the NFL draft. Temple...
Former Boston College running back Montel Harris is transferring to Temple and is eligible to play right away.
In May, Harris was kicked off the team for violating team rules. Harris has dealt with knee injuries for the last two seasons, but when he has been healthy he was among the ACC’s top running backs.
Temple just lost running back Bernard Pierce to the NFL, so luring an experienced...
It's been a tough last year and half for Montel Harris. Boston College's all-time leading rusher in the college's history has gone from staple of the offense that hasn't had consistent success since Matt Ryan left to now out of the program entirely. Montel Harris will need to overcome multiple knee injuries, character questions on his Boston College dismissal, and...
More than any other FBS conference, the Big East has been a conference in turmoil. West Virginia is already gone, with Pittsburgh and Syracuse following suit after this season. Temple, a former Big East team, will play football in the conference again this fall.
While the future remains uncertain, especially in terms of where the conference might fit in the grand scheme of...
What an interesting draft year 2012 had turned out to be, and that's not even referring to the automatic interest due to football fans finally getting a break from baseball and basketball highlights. Tuning into the NFL draft means seeing an array of faces we as fans have studied, analyzed, sometimes even hoped and prayed for; all to predict where they'd end up.
The Baltimore Ravens traded up in the third round of the NFL Draft Friday evening to draft Bernard Pierce, a running back out of Temple University, with the 84th overall pick. Baltimore traded the 164th overall selection, a fifth-round pick, to the Atlanta Falcons in order to move up seven spots in the third round [...]
The Baltimore Ravens have selected Temple running back Bernard Pierce with the 84th overall pick in the NFL draft.
The third-round selection was made after the Ravens made a trade with the Atlanta Falcons to move up seven notches. In exchange for Atlanta's pick, Baltimore gave the Falcons its third-round pick (91st overall) and a fifth-round choice (164th overall).
Via AP on Fox
April 27, 2012
This is by no means intended to be a clairvoyant article...since every team hopes to find a good RB and/or kick returner in the later rounds of the Draft. But for the Eagles, who have the luxury of the former 2nd round pick of 2008 (LeSean McCoy) already in full blossom, it's even more likely they will wait until very late to spend a pick on a balll-carrier. In fact, for MACH...
Draft board overall prospect rank: #101
Draft board overall running back rank: #7
Overall rating: 66 (3rd/4th round)
40 time: 4.50
· 3 year
production (2009: 1361 yards and 16 touchdowns on 236 carries, 2010: 728 yards
and 10 touchdowns on 154 carries,...
The 2012 NFL Draft is right around the corner, thus it is important that we here at Unathletic do some research on this year’s draft class. We’re previewing the steals of the draft, no mock, not top QB’s, we’re digging for gold here my friends.
With that said, we’ve perused the entire list of draft picks, analyzed some date, and tried our damnedest to identify guys who...
Tier 1 (1st round)
Trent Richardson, Alabama
Tier 2 (2nd-3rd round)
Doug Martin, Boise State
Lamar Miller, Miami
Chris Polk, Washington
LaMichael James, Oregon
David Wilson, Virginia Tech
Tier 3 (3rd-5th round)
Bernard Pierce, Temple
Isaiah Pead, Cincinnati
Vick Ballard, Miss. State
Cyrus Gray, Texas A&M
Dan Herron, Ohio State
Terrance Ganaway, Baylor...
There’s no question that playing running back is one of the most physically taxing jobs in all of sports. So when a college running back brings with the wear and tear of 600+ carries, it’s not unreasonable that teams will be concerned about the potential for that running back has to break down sooner than later. Such is the concern with former Temple running back Bernard Pierce...
Should Bernard Pierce be going pro now? His coach doesn’t think so
Temple head coach Steve Addazio is watching you. Photo: Kevin McGuire
The Temple Owls are moving in to the Big East in the 2012 season, and head coach Steve Addazio wishes he could have some of the outgoing Owls on the roster when fall comes around.
“I’m looking and saying ‘God, we’d like to play in the...
Trent Richardson RB, Alabama
Lamar Miller RB, Miami (FL)
Doug Martin RB, Boise State
David Wilson RB, Virginia Tech
Chris Polk RB, Washington
Robert Turbin RB, Utah State
Bernard Pierce RB, Temple
Isaiah Pead RB, Cincinnati
LaMichael James RB, Oregon
Ronnie Hillman RB, San Diego State
Cyrus Gray RB, Texas A&M
Tauren Poole RB, Tennessee
Dan Herron RB, Ohio State
Former Temple running back Bernard Pierce announced his decision to test out the NFL waters in January – and sat down Saturday to discuss his unique motivation for his choice.
A lot of people have been wondering why isn’t Temple in a major athletic conference. The answer however is pretty simple. The schools in the other conferences are flat out scared to let a school like Temple in.
At this current time, Temple is undoubtedly one of the best basketball AND football combinations in the country. Look at some of the schools who have a powerhouse basketball...
With running back Bernard Pierce deciding to leave early for the NFL, the Temple football team needs a complement to Matt Brown at running back.
Milford Academy coach Bill Chaplick thinks the Owls found their man in four-star recruit Montrell Dobbs, one of the jewels of coach Steve Addazio’s first full recruiting class, which will be announced today.
"Bernard Pierce's lack of great speed, elusiveness in space and down the field, and versatility as a running back prospect are strong concerns when projecting him to the NFL level. However, it's his unique skill set that makes him a running back prospect that fits only a certain number of teams well, but can thrive in those situations. A relatively reserved leader for...
Bernard Pierce RB Temple #30
Ht: 6’0″Wt: 218
Good overall size and strength. A strong, tough between-the-tackles runner. Strong legs allow him to consistently fight through arm tackles. Quick feet; surprisingly shifty in tight spaces for a guy his size. Has a nice spin move to avoid head-on collisions.
Not very explosive. Speed is very average...
Few positions look as strong in the 2012 NFL Draft as running back. The class got even deeper today when Bernard Pierce of Temple and David Wilson of Virginia Tech both announced they were entering the draft.