Addazio: We're frustrated, but also very excited

After coming off a 9-4 finish in 2011, Steve Addazio and his young Temple team have struggled to a 3-6 start this season. Despite the disappointing start, and likely missing the bowl eligibility mark with their loss to Cincinnati on Saturday, Addazio is confident that his guys are on the right path.

"The feedback that I get back from people that we play against is 'You got a really tough football team, and we see a really great team in the making.' And I believe that too, and that's why I have the attitude that I have."

"You probably say 'What's up with this guy?'" Addazio told reporters after the 34-10 loss to Cincinnati. "That's what I really believe, and I'm not a good liar, I'm not a good faker, I'm not a good hider, I'm not a good manipulator. I'm not good at that, but I know what I feel and I'm expressing that to you. And that's the beautiful thing is that you can see that...agree with that...not, it's your decision, but that's what's going on and that's where we are."

"It's exciting, it's frustrating...it's very frustrating, but it's exciting," Addazio said. "How fast can we get this done? We're in a footrace to do it right now, we are absolutely in a footrace. We need a little bit of that taste of victory. We need to get some of that again, because that's important. When you work as hard as we work you need to feel that victory."

Addazio also touched on the promise that his players are showing by continuing to show up and work their tails off everyday, enjoying the entire process, even after tough losses. In the eyes of him and his staff, that's one of the most promising aspects of their team. The losses have them frustrated, but there's plenty of promise being shown, you can hear the conviction in Addazio's voice.

Monday TV - Kansas City at Pittsburgh

Kansas City and Pittsburgh on tonight, no games tomorrow night, and we'll get two mid-week MAC games on Wednesday night.

All times are eastern.


Kansas City at Pittsburgh - 8:20 - NFL Network


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D-III Playoff Bracket

Just released. No, your eyes aren't misleading you, Wisconsin-Whitewater did not make the playoffs. Hard to even type that...

D-III Bracket

NCAA Division II Playoff Bracket

The NCAA revealed the 2012 Division II playoff bracket on Sunday afternoon. First round action begins on Saturday, and the Division II championship is slated for December 15 in Florence, Ala. 

Winston-Salem (N.C.), Colorado State - Pueblo, Valdosta State (Ga.) and Minnesota State - Mankato earned the top seeds. 

Click here to view the full bracket. 

The best ending to a game you didn't see on Saturday

Of the many unique trophy games spread throughout all levels of college football, perhaps the most unique is the Dutchman's Shoes Trophy. Awarded annually since 1950, the Dutchman's Shoes goes to the winner of the game between Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and Union University, both Division III schools located in New York state.

With that established, the game was deadlocked at 28-28 in overtime when Union faced a fourth-and-16 at the 31 yard-line. Instead of kicking a field goal, Union threw deep and Conner Eck found Kyle Reynolds at the seven yard-line. Reynolds avoided a defender and raced into the end zone to seal the win, keeping the Dutchman's Shoes in Schenectady, N.Y., for a second straight year. 

For good measure, below is a photo of the Dutchman's Shoes Trophy.

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