Temple Owls head football coach Steve Addazio talked about star running back Bernard Pierce on Friday during Temple's Pro Day workouts. Addazio's team is moving to the Big East next season and he would love to have some of the players who are leaving to try to make it in the NFL.
While Addazio thinks that Pierce should have stayed another season and developed his game, the Temple coach supports the decision of his running back because of the effort he gave to the Owls. Pierce is projected to be a mid-round NFL Draft pick.
For his Temple career, Pierce rushed for 3,570 yards and 53 touchdowns despite battling injuries every season. Pierce leaves Temple as the school record holder in rushing touchdowns, total touchdowns and points scored. He also set single-season records last season while he rushed for 1,481 yards and 27 touchdowns.