Collins: Marchi and Nutile to get most of leading reps this week


The Owls played three different quarterbacks in their 43-7 loss against American Sports Conference foe South Florida last week.

Redshirt sophomore Logan Marchi started the game, freshman Todd Centeio leaped two plays in the second quarter and redshirt junior Frank Nutile played the majority of the second half.

Coach He Collins didn’t name a employee for Temple’s home game versus Houston at noon in Saturday, but he said Marchi as well as Nutile will get most of the practice period with the first-team offense this week.

“Right these days, the focus is on William and Logan,” Collins said about the American’s weekly teleconference Monday. “We advised Toddy, we told [Anthony] Russo, their concerts during the week, as we complete for every position, will give all of them an opportunity to open some entrance doors to give themselves some more playing time. The reps, many of them, for the ones and the couples will go to Logan and Blunt.”

The trio of Marchi, Centeio and Nutile completed 7-of-25 passes for 89 back yards and four interceptions. Marchi threw three, though Nutile threw one. Centeio was sacked for both of his plays inside the second quarter.

The only qb yet to see game measures this season is redshirt freshman Anthony Russo. This individual originally committed to Rutgers University within January but he de-committed and closed his letter of intentions with Temple one month down the road, according to 247Sports.

Collins said the education staff didn’t think about putting Russo in at quarterback the later part of in the fourth quarter despite the fact that Temple was trailing simply by 36 points against South Florida.

“That didn’t come up,” Collins said. “We already played three, therefore we just decided to stick with in which.”

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