That’s what I was thinking too. He should been honest and said “He’s one of the best in the nation that’s why teams have to chop block him”.
Temple wasn’t the only team. Navy did it over and over and held him too. I think that’s why he took the personal foul after the Meyers INT vs Navy. Game was won so it didn’t hurt the team and big Ed just had to “say” something about the cheap shots.