Varsity Football · Temple navigates spring football without on-field work



If he could, Temple football head coach Scott Stewart would love to be on the field right now.

For one, he misses his Wildcats and he’s been separated from people he considers extended family members since March. Second, he knows what he and his players are missing out on with spring practice nixed because of the coronavirus.

But Stewart understands the gravity and fluidity of the situation and, like all Class 6A and 5A coaches who normally utilize this time of year to take advantage of the 18 practices allowed by the University Interscholastic League, has adjusted Temple’s spring offseason regimen to fit the 2020 normal while everyone anxiously awaits the opportunity to reconvene in person.

When that is remains unclear. The UIL has taken steps toward possible rules leniencies, which could allow coaches and players more hours together when sports do resume. Nothing is set in stone there. So at the moment, helmets and pads won’t do any good. Hash marks are replaced by workout hashtags on Twitter. Keyboards and computer screens are the most important pieces of equipment.

Click here to read the entire article in the Temple Daily Telegram by Joshua Weaver.