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Coyer named Temple's starting fullback

Friday, April 19, 2013, 5:09 PM
Chris Coyer heads into Saturday’s Cherry and White spring game as Temple’s starting fullback. The 6-foot-3, 230-pound fifth-year senior was expected to battle Juice Granger for the starting quarterback spot. However, Connor Reilly was promoted from fourth string to starter after his arm... Read more

Coyer takes snaps at H-back/tight end

Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 1:38 PM
Chris Coyer is still listed as a quarterback. Just don’t be surprised to see the Temple fifth-year senior line up at tight end/h-back during certain situations this upcoming season. That’s what happened during Tuesday’s spring practice at Edberg-Olson Hall. And the 6-foot-3, 220-pounder... Read more

Reilly taking QB snaps with Owls first unit

Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 8:17 AM
Is Connor Reilly Temple’s answer at quarterback? Or is his working with the first unit a way for the coaching staff to motivate senior quarterbacks Juice Granger and Chris Coyer? Granger and Coyer were expected to battle for the starting position this spring. Reilly, a redshirt junior who’s... Read more

Paulhill, Owls part ways

Friday, March 29, 2013, 2:44 PM
Fifth-year senior defensive lineman Shahid Paulhill, who was expected to start this season, is no longer a member of Temple’s football team. “Shahid has decided not to come back for a fifth year,” coach Matt Rhule said. Rhule was asked if Paulhill is gone for disciplinary... Read more

Newsome injured after move to h-back

Friday, March 29, 2013, 1:14 PM
The Kevin Newsome experiment is on hold. The Temple senior, who was moved from quarterback to h-back last week, will miss most of this spring's drills with a shoulder injury. The 6-foot-2, 231-pounder sprained his AC joint after hauling in a pass on March 23. “He bought into the move,”... Read more

Temple target named showcase's top prospect

Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 8:02 AM
Mark Ellis, a cornerback at Williamstown High, was named the top junior prospect at the Roman’s Soldiers Showcase on Sunday in Randolph, N.J. The 5-foot-10, 176-pounder, who is interested in Temple and Rutgers, showed that he’s back to his old form after missing the 2012 season due to... Read more

Temple football staff olympics

Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 9:15 PM
Do you want a good laugh? Check out the Temple's football coaching staff's spring olympic games. It's ovbious that some of the staff members can't move like they used. But there is a few that look like they can still play a few snaps. Read more

Kingsway's Lawry visits Temple

Saturday, March 23, 2013, 11:06 AM
DAYTON, Ohio – Ray Lawry Jr, a standout tailback at Kingsway High School, is on an unofficial visit to Temple. The 5-foot-10, 188-pounder is among the high school juniors at Temple Saturday for the Owls’ junior day. Lawry rushed for 2,225 yards and 32 touchdowns last season in route to... Read more

Williamstown cornerback to visit Temple

Friday, March 22, 2013, 8:00 AM
DAYTON, Ohio - Mark Ellis, a junior cornerback at Williamstown High School, will take an unofficial visit to Temple on Saturday. The 5-foot-10, 176-pounder missed the 2012 season after suffering an ACL injury last spring at the VTO/Rivals Elite 100 Combine. Ellis likes Temple and Rutgers. He’s... Read more

Newsome 5th string on Owls' pre-spring depth chart

Friday, March 22, 2013, 7:46 AM
Dayton, Ohio -- Kevin Newsome was expected to challenge for Temple’s starting quarterback job when he arrived on campus on August. Instead the former Penn State quarterback, who attended Tidewater Community College before transferring to Temple, spent last season as the third string quarterback... Read more
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John Mitchell is in his second year covering Temple after two seasons covering the 76ers for the Inquirer, after joining the paper in November 2011. He covered the Washington Wizards for the Washington Times from 1998 to 2008. He's also worked at the Philadelphia Tribune, the Wilmington News Journal, Courier-Post, Trenton Times and Elmira Star-Gazette. He graduated from Overbrook High School and Howard University in Washington, D.C. Follow him on Twitter @jmitchinquirer or reach him at

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