Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Nixon no longer an Owl

Asked about James Nixon’s status, Temple coach Steve Addazio would only confirm the kick returner is no longer on the team.

Nixon no longer an Owl


Asked about James Nixon’s status, Temple coach Steve Addazio would only confirm the kick returner is no longer on the team.

“James is not going to be with us,” Addazio said. “He is going to seek other opportunities elsewhere. We wish him nothing but the best.”

A source said the speedster’s departure wasn’t because of disciplinary reasons.

Nixon, who would have been a senior, returned 24 kickoffs for 561 yards (23.4 yards per return) last season. His longest kickoff return went for 51 yards.

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 - Keith Pompey

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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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