Temple Coach Matt Rhule On Penn State

The former Nittany Lion and State College native talks about facing his alma mater in the 2015 season opener. He addressed the PSU defense, RB Akeel Lynch, the expected large crowd at Lincoln Financial Field and more.

A significant portion of Temple coach Matt Rhule's Tuesday press conference was focused on the Owls' opening opponent, Penn State.

As the power program in Pennsylvania, the Nittany Lions are usually the focal point of any game they play in the state, even when they are hitting the road. And Rhule adds another angle to the story, having played his college ball at PSU and having grown up in State College (he still has family there).

FOS photographer Harvey Levine, who as fate would have is a Temple grad, attended Rhule's press conference and shot the video above. We included the coach's comments that figure to be of most interest to PSU fans.

The Owls and Lions square off at Lincoln Financial Field Saturday (3:30 p.m., ESPN).

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