Sunday, April 26, 2015

Temple's Alwan to start at middle linebacker

Here are some lose ends from the Owls’ final practice before heading out to South Bend to face Notre Dame in Saturday’s nationally televised game.

Temple's Alwan to start at middle linebacker

Temple head coach Matt Rhule. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)
Temple head coach Matt Rhule. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

Here are some lose ends from the Owls’ final practice before heading out to South Bend to face Notre Dame in Saturday’s nationally televised game.

*Coach Matt Rhule announced that freshman Jarred Alwan will get the nod over sophomore Nate D. Smith and start at MIKE linebacker.  Smith, who finished second on the squad last season in tackles (75) will definitely see some playing time, according to Rhule.

*Starting at cornerback across from returning starter Anthony Robey will be Tayvon Young. Rhule is going to go with Abdul Smith and Stephaun Marshall at the safety positions.

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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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