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Pierce uses 3d-round grade from coach as motivation

Temple tailback Bernard Pierce won't say anything about the upcoming NFL Draft to the media.

Pierce uses 3d-round grade from coach as motivation

Temple tailback Bernard Pierce won't say anything about the upcoming NFL Draft to the media.

However, the junior, who sources say will enter the draft, is expressing his feelings on Twitter. Especially, after his recent conversation with Temple coach Steve Addazio about the draft.

"Coach told me I only have potential to go 3rd round ... that's motivation! Always the under dog," Pierce tweeted.

Addazio has told the media his job is to present all the facts to Pierce and support whatever decision the 6-foot, 220-pounder makes.

The coach believes the only time any underclassman should go to the NFL is if he's a guaranteed first-rounder.

About this blog
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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