New Temple U. head coach Geoff Collins talks with Jamie Apody

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Newly named Temple head football coach Geoff Collins talks with Action News' Jamie Apody. (WPVI)

Newly named Temple University head football coach Geoff Collins talked with Action News' Jamie Apody Wednesday, live on Action News at Noon.

The interview came moments after the university hosted a formal news conference introducing Collins to Philadelphia fans.
Temple announced Tuesday it was hiring the Florida Gators' defensive coordinator as the Owls' new head coach.

Collins replaces Matt Rhule, who left Temple last week for Baylor after leading the 23rd-ranked Owls to consecutive double-digit victory seasons and the American Athletic Conference championship this year.

The Gators' defense has ranked in the top-10 in the country in each of Collins' two seasons in Gainesville.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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