5 Tough Questions Temple Football Must Answer In Spring Practice

By Mike Gibson

After every spring practice, Temple head football coach Matt Rhule gets approached by reporters asking him a battery of questions. They are usually informative ones, like listing the injured and the players who look good so far. What we have not seen from the assembled media is a series of tough questions that need to be asked before the April 16 Cherry and White Game.

5 Tough Questions Temple Football Must Answer In Spring Practice
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5. Will The ‘Dog Stare Offense’ Be Scrapped?

Will The ‘Dog Stare Offense’ Be Scrapped? Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports
In the 24-13 loss at Houston in the AAC championship game, the Owls wasted 20-25 seconds on every play looking over to the sidelines for a call in the fourth quarter. How is this problem being addressed?

5. Will The ‘Dog Stare Offense’ Be Scrapped?

In the 24-13 loss at Houston in the AAC championship game, the Owls wasted 20-25 seconds on every play looking over to the sidelines for a call in the fourth quarter. How is this problem being addressed?

4. What Is Up With The Run Game?

What Is Up With The Run Game? Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
The Owls have added former offensive coordinator George DeLeone as their “run game” coordinator, the first-ever coach in the program to be designated as such. Why did Rhule feel the need to hire a RGC?

4. What Is Up With The Run Game?

The Owls have added former offensive coordinator George DeLeone as their “run game” coordinator, the first-ever coach in the program to be designated as such. Why did Rhule feel the need to hire a RGC?

3. What Is The Plan For Karamo Dioubate?

What Is The Plan For Karamo Dioubate? Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
On the day Temple got a signature from incoming four-star defensive lineman Karamo Dioubate, he was offered by Alabama. Is the plan to play Dioubate inside where he is needed, or outside where there is an overabundance of talent?

3. What Is The Plan For Karamo Dioubate?

On the day Temple got a signature from incoming four-star defensive lineman Karamo Dioubate, he was offered by Alabama. Is the plan to play Dioubate inside where he is needed, or outside where there is an overabundance of talent?

2. Will Greg Webb Be Eligible?

Will Greg Webb Be Eligible? Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports
Greg Webb is a four-star defensive tackle who originally signed at North Carolina, but could not academically qualify there or at Temple last year. Will he be eligible to play in the fall? If so, he is an immediate impact starter and will take Matt Ioannidis' place anchoring the middle of the line.

2. Will Greg Webb Be Eligible?

Greg Webb is a four-star defensive tackle who originally signed at North Carolina, but could not academically qualify there or at Temple last year. Will he be eligible to play in the fall? If so, he is an immediate impact starter and will take Matt Ioannidis' place anchoring the middle of the line.

1. Could Jahad Thomas Be Moved?

Could Jahad Thomas Be Moved? Credit: Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
It’s no secret explosive running back Jahad Thomas, who is only 5-foot-10 and 170 pounds, was worn down at the end of last season. Of his six 100-yard games, four were in the first seven games. Is there any possibility of moving Thomas to the slot and making room for Ryquell Armstead or Jager Gardner at running back?

1. Could Jahad Thomas Be Moved?

It’s no secret explosive running back Jahad Thomas, who is only 5-foot-10 and 170 pounds, was worn down at the end of last season. Of his six 100-yard games, four were in the first seven games. Is there any possibility of moving Thomas to the slot and making room for Ryquell Armstead or Jager Gardner at running back?

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