With about eight minutes to play, the Owls got down 31-17 after a Chad Spann 6-yard touchdown. You knew at that very moment that Temple was done. No way was Chester Stewart going to lead us back. Nevertheless, it was a well played game and I wouldn’t be surprised if these two meet again in Detroit for the MAC Championship.
Let’s get back to Stewart. The Temple offense is predicated on the run. Stewart’s role within the offense is to get the ball down the field. He has a very strong arm, and he fills his role nicely. When Stewart gets called upon on 3rd down obvious passing downs, he’s hit or miss. His accuracy isn’t always there. Lastly, in two minute situations he’s just not equipped to lead his team down the field. Stewart is not there yet as a quarterback, although he’s already a junior.
This brings me to my next point. One of the freshman redshirts currently sitting out this season is quarterback Chris Coyer. Coyer is 6’3 215 pounds. He played his high school ball at Oakton High School in Vienna, Virginia.
Coyer played in a spread offense at Oakton. In his senior season, Coyer threw for 17 touchdowns, while rushing for an additional 15. He had just three interceptions. Coyer had 1,401 rushing yards compared to 1,287 yards passing. In an offense already run oriented, Coyer would add a new wrinkle. He’s a quarterback who can run the football as well as he can throw it. Just to throw it in here, Chris Coyer’s Great-Great Uncle Harry Cochran was the Dean of Temple’s Business School in the 1940’s.
I obviously want to focus on this year first, but I’m curious to see what the coaching staff will do next year with the duo of Stewart and Coyer. Will they split series/snaps, or will Coach Golden choose one over the other.
About the Author
Written by Adrian Fedkiw
I currently work for the Sports Network. It's the best job ever! I am a 2010 graduate of Temple University where I majored in broadcast journalism, I LOVE SPORTS! That's why I am here. I have a vast knowledge and want to share my athletic intelligence with the world. Some people like to spend their time shooting down aliens in Halo; I like to spend my time watching sports, current and old. It's my passion! I got asked one time how I can watch a game over again when I already know the outcome. 5 minutes later, he's watching Happy Gilmore reciting all of the lines from the movie. Hypocrite! As for my favorite sports teams, I've been a lifelong Philadelphia sports fan. My favorite athlete is Allen Iverson. He didn't like practice that much, but when it came to gametime, no one let it all out on the floor like Iverson. He is absolutely beloved in the city of Brotherly Love. For college athletics, obviously I pay close attention to Temple. (Yes, football too) Even before I stepped foot on Temple's campus for the 1st time in 2005, I was a fan. Oh the good old days of John Chaney! Some other tidbits about myself, I love cheesesteaks, I hydrate myself with Welch's Grape Juice and Snapple. I love the HBO show Entourage. Also, when is Kenny Powers making his much anticipated return in Eastbound and Down!