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So …. who starts at QB this week?
Glad to hear that! Hopefully the start of a long relationship with the coach & QB, something to build around. Thanks!
The Rutgers Game ? Any one else thinking they may not want to see a potential bloodbath next week and just stay at home even with these season tickets?
A few observations from Saturday.
The Drayton sideline is much more active and energetic than the Carey sideline. Speaks well to the buy-in from the players.
Lurie forced the sideline change on the Owls. But they really should go back to the other sideline.
I feel badly for Mathis as Carey completely neutered whatever made him a starting D1 QB. The guy sitting next to me made a good observation that the Phillies did the same thing to Scott Kingery.
I was surprised to see Warner over Patterson. I suspect we may see Patterson get some action against Rutgers.
There are some AAC players on the roster. More that need coaching and development to get there. But that is what year zero is all about.
Special teams is a factor once again. Somewhere, Ed Foley smiled.
The defense is better than expected at this point. There is potential on that side of the ball.
I don’t expect the Rutgers game to be pretty. There is a talent gap that has grown. It is a positive that Fran Brown is now down south which gives a chance to recover some lost ground in New Jersey.
I hear you on the seat thing. I sat with the Falcone family for like 10 years in 121. I didn’t renew my season tickets until this year after skipping the last two. They also skipped the last two seasons and now we are both in the middle of a bunch of Rutgers fans. Ugh. But at least we will be looking at a completely packed Temple side on the other side of the field. Won’t stop me from standing up on third down. (That’s for you, Scotty, otherwise known as OVO.) 🙂
Mike, really? You had to bring up Lafayette vs Temple at TEMPLE STADIUM…,
Yeah, just to compare how much has changed in 100 years. Good for a laugh. Swede Hansen would have been turning over in his grave to see the Owls struggle Saturday. 🙂
Yes, for all the yammering and dead ends for an OCS, I still say keeping old Temple stadium (regardless of location) and renovating with additional seats would have been very affordable, saved these ugly rental fees for the LINC and most importantly, given Temple a home stadium. In the mid to late 60’s I attended Tyler School of Art which was in Elkins Park, a stones throw from Temple Stadium. I was on Temple’s track & Field team and our spring practices and home meets were in the stadium (very convenient for me!). So, I for one, was sorry to see it be sold off and frankly sadly chuckle at the wringing of our collective hands over the stonewalling of an OCS.
We’re letting 20 or so neighbors push us around. Sad, really. Every other university that wants to build a stadium on its own property (not the neighbors’ property) just goes ahead and does it.
Wonder if our friend Joe P. from Rutgers could shed some light on this post. What is this guy talking about? (It’s behind a paywall that Joe has.)
“Interesting story line sets up Temple as a trap game.” Post on the round table.
People are talking about EJ Warner and his pedigree as a potential ‘x-factor’ for the game. Rutgers has had a few seasons over the last 20-21 years (2001, 2009, 2010, 2018)where a true freshman QB had the reins early on with varying results. Our QB in ’01 (Ryan Cubit) looked sound against Buffalo and Navy but got beat up once Big East play started (and then got passed over in mid-2002 by true freshman in Ryan Hart, who started through the 2005 season), Tom Savage had a great season in ’09, Chas Dodd showed a lot of heart and poise over 2010 (including a great Friday Night ESPN win over UConn) and Art Sitkowski really struggled in 2018, especially in the P5 games (B1G and the OOC game vs Kansas).
…I’m actually wondering a bit about the status of TU’s lineman (Klein) who left due to a reported eye injury (hope he’s ok, especially with something like his eye).
Klein went down for one play in the third quarter. Went off the field, went back in for another play and then was seen walking into the locker room with another person. He was walking fine. Looked like concussion protocol. No status yet for Saturday. Ironically, when the Owls had a good offensive line in 2018, he was a starter with Isaac Moore and Victor Stoffel (all three still on the team now) and that was under Geoff Collins and current line coach Chris Wiesehan. Now Stoffel is a backup tackle and Klein and Moore are the starting tackles. I imagine if he’s not able to go Saturday Stoffel slides right into the spot.
Is Stoffel healthy? He was not dressed against Lafayette. I saw him standing on the sideline in street clothes the whole game.
The depth chart released on Monday has Stoffel listed behind Klein at OT. However, he was in street clothes on Saturday and Jimto Obidegwu came in and replaced Klein. Gotta think Temple wouldn’t put him second team if he’s not healthy now but maybe they don’t pay much attention to these depth charts. Think the former is true because E.J. is listed at the top of the QB depth chart.