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.

 - Keith Pompey