When Temple opened spring stay last month, offensive coordinator Dave Patenaude said senior running back again Ryquell Armstead was rarely healthy previous season.
Armstead, who played in Twelve of Temple’s 13 games in had nagging hamstring and foot injuries after the Owls’ season opening 49-16 loss to the University regarding Notre Dame in September. Sometimes, Armstead decided not to even practice during the 2 or 3 weeks leading up to games. ?
But Armstead said the following spring is the best he has noticed throughout his collegiate employment. He added that he undergo rehab in order to strengthen their hamstring and ankles.
“It had been frustrating,” Armstead said associated with last season. “It taught me ways to be a great teammate, someone and play my job. I knew I hasn’t been going to be crazy, but I simply just knew what I had to do.”
Armstead finished last season having 604 rushing yards and four touchdowns. Your dog finished with 919 rushing yards plus a team-high 14 rushing touchdowns in
With Armstead unhealthy and redshirt-junior running back Jager Gardner available for the season with a knee injury, the Owls were right down to only two scholarship running backside. Redshirt-senior running back David Cover led the Owls in rushing yards last season using 638.
The injuries forced the Owls to have creative rushing the soccer ball. Junior wideout Isaiah Wright recorded 188 yards on to the ground, while redshirt-senior fullback Rob Ritrovato rushed pertaining to 178 yards. Redshirt-junior wideout Travon Williams also found touches and carried the particular ball for 28 metres.
But the Owls should have more depth at the running back position this season.
Armstead said redshirt-sophomore running back Jonny Forrest and redshirt-freshman running back Jeremy Jennings currently have stood out in spring team.
Armstead also had high compliments for incoming running backside Kyle Dobbins, a three-star recruit from Wooden Creek High School in Nj, according to Rivals.com.
“I had fun with him in high school,Half inch Armstead said. “I just know what he’s capable of. I have some large expectations for him this year. But I feel good about the backside.”
Freddie Booth-Lloyd seeing time at fullback
Ever because Geoff Collins became Temple’s coach, they have stressed position flexibility. Very last season, former wideout Keith Kirkwood got associates at defensive end and junior linebacker Shaun Bradley saw moment at running back. ?
Now, redshirt-senior defensive lineman Freddie-Booth-Lloyd is getting reps at fullback throughout goal-line situations.
Booth-Lloyd said he moderately played fullback at Cocoa High school graduation in Cocoa, Florida.
“I also got it,” Booth-Lloyd said. “So I am talking about, why not? Just have fun and continue to score touchdowns.”
Senior linebacker Todd Jones said Booth-Lloyd, who’s going to be 330 pounds, can be difficult to take on when he comes up the middle of the queue of scrimmage.
“You gotta hit your pet and then try to run your feet along with hopefully everybody comes,Inches Jones said. “If you attack his legs, he’s going to slip forward. -But you can’t stand her up because he’s going to run right through you.”