The biggest addition to Temple’s offensive line, literally, can be seen these days at right guard, where Maryland transfer Pete White expects to make an immediate impact.
Listed at 6-4 and 330 pounds in Temple’s media guide (coach Matt Rhule says the grad student’s weight is about 15 pounds north of that designation), White is impossible to miss during the Owls’ practices.
Ranked No. 5 nationally by Scout.com among high school guards in 2008, White has never lived up to his lofty status. However, he has easily moved into the starting lineup at Temple, a spot where it’s an almost certainty he’ll have when the Owls open the season at Notre Dame on Aug. 31.
“He’s a heck of a kid. He was really well coached by his last offensive line coach. He has a lot of potential,” Temple coach Matt Rhule said. “The biggest thing I like about him is he doesn’t come in and say, ‘well that’s not how I do this.’ He just comes in and does whatever we say and he does it really well.