University of South Florida archaeologists excavated the site in 1977 after Alfred C.
The Owls became bowl-eligible for the fourth consecutive year with a 43-22 win at Tulsa on Saturday that improved their record to 6-6.
Temple will begin to benefit this week, when coach Geoff Collins and his assistant coaches hit the road for recruiting.
Around the same time, the United States Army began construction of Fort Harrison, named after William Henry Harrison, as a rest post for soldiers from nearby Fort Brooke during the Second Seminole War.
The new fort was located on a bluff overlooking Clear Water Harbor, which later became part of an early 20th-century residential development (now historic district) called Harbor Oaks.
Not only does it give recruiting an extra bounce, the time that it gives the coaching staff with the team is invaluable.
Temple now will get a few weeks of extra practice, which helps with evaluating players for next year.
A source familiar with the situation said everything is fluid concerning Temple’s postseason destination, but the bowls in St.
Petersburg, Fla., Boca Raton, Fla., and Hawaii are among ones that the Owls are candidates to compete in.
And even more than that, it gives Collins some extra time with the senior class, a group he has bonded with deeply.
He’ll always remember his first senior class, the group that showed strong leadership, especially when Temple fell to 3-5 and needed to go 3-1 in the final four games to become bowl eligible.
After trading hands multiple times between the British and the Spanish, Spain finally ceded Florida to the United States in 1821, and in 1823 the U. The very next year Odet Philippe became the first permanent, non-native resident of the peninsula when he established a homestead near the site of the Tocobaga village in Safety Harbor.