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Temple forcing Newsome to reach beyond

As expected, Kevin Newsome’s head has been spinning during the first three days of Temple’s football camp.

Temple forcing Newsome to reach beyond

Kevin Newsome worked with the third-team offense during the portion of Monday’s practice open to the media. (Ed Hille/Staff file photo)
Kevin Newsome worked with the third-team offense during the portion of Monday’s practice open to the media. (Ed Hille/Staff file photo)

As expected, Kevin Newsome’s head has been spinning during the first three days of Temple’s football camp.

“He just got here. A lot of information,” Temple coach Steve Addazio said of the former Penn State quarterback.

The 6-foot-3, 210-pounder arrived at Temple Friday after completing courses at Tidewater Community College in Virginia.

Newsome left Penn State in August 2011 to transfer to Tidewater C.C., which does not have a football team. Since he was denied a waiver to transfer to Temple in January, he's way behind starting quarterback Chris Coyer and backup Juice Granger.

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Instead of teaching him a little bit at a time, the Owls have been force-feeding Newsome their offensive scheme.

“It’s hard. It’s overwhelming,” Addazio said. “If you did it at a little bit of a time, and you didn’t force people to reach beyond, you will still be installing in September.”

Newsome worked with the third-team offense during the portion of Monday’s practice that was open to the media.

The junior didn’t attempt a pass, but had a 15- and 25-yard gain against the third-string defense.

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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He takes over the Sixers beat after covering the Temple men’s basketball team for the past three years and Temple football the past two seasons. Pompey also previously covered the Penn and Drexel men’s basketball team and Villanova football team after initially focusing on high school sports.

Pompey is a native Philadelphian and a University of Pittsburgh graduate. Follow him on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers or reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com. Reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com.

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