Sunday, March 29, 2015

Newsome 'felt depressed' at Penn State

Former Penn State quarterback Kevin Newsome talked to The Virginian-Pilot about his decision to sign with Temple and his time as a Nittany Lion.

Newsome 'felt depressed' at Penn State

(Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo)
(Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo)

Former Penn State quarterback Kevin Newsome talked to The Virginian-Pilot about his decision to sign with Temple and his time as a Nittany Lion.

Newsome, who is taking classes at Tidewater Community College (Va.), opted to transfer to Temple over offers from Richmond and Hampton.

Here's what the Portsmouth, Va., native told reporter Larry Rubama:

On ultimately choosing Temple over Richmond:

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"It was a very difficult decision. Richmond has a good football team and my little brother [Keevon] plays for them. But I like where [Temple coach Steve Addazio] has the team going, and it's a great institution."

On being beaten out at Penn State by Rob Bolden and Matt McGloin after being expected to start:

"I was definitely down at Penn State when they said I wasn't going to be the starter. I was very hurt. I even felt depressed."

On his expectations at Temple:

"Coach [Addazio] said I can have an opportunity, and that's all I'm looking for. I'm not expecting any handouts. He told me I would get a fair opportunity to play. I'm thankful to have a second chance to play football. It's definitely a blessing."

Click here to read the Virginian-Pilot's article.

About this blog
Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering the Temple basketball and football for the previous three years. 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.

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