Temple discussing football series with Georgia Tech

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Temple coach Geoff Collins is looking for Southern exposure to help with recruiting.

Temple is in conversations to have a home-and-home football series with Georgia Tech. While nothing is official, a source said it is expected to happen.

The Owls would host Georgia Tech first and then travel to Atlanta for the second game.

Coach Geoff Collins has wanted to play games in Florida and Georgia, since they are fertile recruiting areas.

Temple recently agreed to a home-and-home series with Miami. The Owls will visit the Hurricanes in 2020 and Miami will play in Philadelphia in 2023.

Impressive throws

Temple will have the second of its two intrasquad scrimmages on Saturday, exactly two weeks before the opening game Sept. 2 at Notre Dame.

The quarterback situation has still not been resolved, with redshirt junior Frank Nutile, redshirt sophomore Logan Marchi, redshirt freshman Anthony Russo, and freshman Todd Centeio in the running.

The media is able to watch only the end of practice, but in that short time Tuesday, Nutile made two impressive throws to Keith Kirkwood, the second going for a touchdown.

Nutile was working with the first unit, but that doesn’t signal he is the starter since all four quarterbacks have gotten reps throughout preseason camp with the top unit.

Ali returns

Redshirt sophomore cornerback Kareem Ali of Timber Creek missed most of spring practice with a meniscus injury, but he has returned this preseason camp was excited to participate in Saturday’s scrimmage.

“I left it all on the field, I dropped a pick, but it was fun,” Ali said. “It is so good to be out there playing…”

Most of all, he says physically he feels fine. “I got faster, I feel more fluid in my break and I don’t feel any limitations,” he said.

Temple’s starting corners are expected to be redshirt senior Artrel Foster and graduate transfer Mike Jones from North Carolina Central. The Owls are expected to play more than two corners in certain passing situations and Ali is among several players pushing for playing time.

Basketball against the Badgers

The dates for Temple’s basketball schedule still aren’t all finalized, but one marquee attraction will be when the Owls host Wisconsin. A source says the game will be Dec. 6 at the Liacouras Center.

Wisconsin has made 19 consecutive NCAA tournament appearances.