Temple forcing Newsome to reach beyond

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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.

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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