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Gerardi starts at QB for Temple

Mike Gerardi got the nod as Temple’s starting quarterback over teammate Chris Coyer in Thursday night’s game against Villanova.

Gerardi starts at QB for Temple

Mike Gerardi got the nod as Temple’s starting quarterback over teammate Chris Coyer in Thursday night’s game against Villanova.

The game-time decision to start the 6-foot-2, 206-pounder doesn’t come as a surprise.

He's the more experienced quarterback and opened the preseason scrimmages with the first-string offense

Gerardi started the final five games last season. The junior completed 93 of 156 passes (59.6 percent) for a team-best 1,290 yards to go with 10 touchdowns and eight interceptions. His best game came when he threw for 368 yards and two touchdowns in a 28-10 victory at Kent State on Nov. 6, 2010.

Coyer, who redshirted as a freshman in 2009, completed his only two pass attempts for 47 yards while playing in five games last season.

 

-      Keith Pompey

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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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