Coyer, Newsome, Granger compete for Owls starting QB job

Temple Owls quarterback Chris Coyer. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)

There’s a battle for Temple’s quarterback position heading in Saturday’s game against Army.

Owls coach Steve Addazio said Monday that Chris Coyer, Juice Granger and Kevin Newsome would compete for the starting job during practice.

“At the end of the week, I will look at the whole picture, the body of work, the last game,” Addazio said during the Big East coaches teleconference.  “And then, I will look at this week’s practice.

“However we decide to go, the other guys will be right there.”

Coyer has started all nine games for Temple (3-6). However, the redshirt junior has struggled mightily.

"I just kind of made a commitment to that kind of concept," he said of the quarterback competition. "So I'm going to let that thing fight out a little bit. I think it brings the best out in everybody."