Temple embraces Philadelphia with fun 'Rocky' workout (Video)

Temple injected some Philadelphia flavor into its team workout on Wednesday morning.

After getting a lift in on campus in North Philly, the Owls headed south down Broad Street toward Ben Franklin Parkway to the famous steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Like Rocky Balboa in “Rocky,” the Owls used the steps for an impassioned conditioning session.

What a great way to break up the monotony of offseason workouts. The players also viewed it as a tribute to Philadelphia.

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Geoff Collins (C) is entering his first season as Temple’s head coach. (AP)
Geoff Collins (C) is entering his first season as Temple’s head coach. (AP)

Since coming over from Florida, where he was defensive coordinator, new Owls head coach Geoff Collins has embraced the city and is looking to pick up where Matt Rhule left off. Rhule, now at Baylor, left the Temple program in great shape for Collins, a first-time head coach.

Temple won the American Athletic Conference title in 2016 (its first conference championship since 1967) and has won the AAC’s East division in back-to-back seasons. The Owls also reached the 10-win mark in consecutive seasons for the first time in program history.

Collins’ tenure at Temple begins with a challenge as the Owls open their 2017 slate on the road against Notre Dame in South Bend on Sept. 2.

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