Former PSU transfer Kevin Newsome could start for Temple at QB

Andy Lyons

From Nick Menta of CSN Philly: With the season out of hand, Steve Addazio could switch out Chris Coyer in favor of senior transfer Kevin Newsome, a former four-star recruit at Penn State who is currently taking snaps with the first team.

So when Addazio says backup Clinton Granger has been getting on the field just to get some reps, it hasn't changed much. But Kevin Newsome's three plays at the end of last Saturday's loss to Louisville has revealed a slightly altered pecking order.

Newsome -- Penn State's former four-star recruit who left the Nittany Lions after losing his spot to the tandem of Rob Bolden and Matt McGloin -- arrived at Temple during the offseason with a year of eligibility remaining. Since struggling to work his way into quarterback picture camp, Newsome has not appeared on Temple's three-man depth chart all season, and even tried playing a little wide receiver in practice back in September.

After Coyer was removed in the fourth quarter Saturday, and after Granger failed to acquit himself with much success, going 2 for 7, Newsome entered at quarterback for the first time this season. He ran for 52 yards on three plays, with a long of 42, and did not attempt a pass.

For the rest of Menta's story, head over to CSN Philly.

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