News:Chris Coyer will have to compete with Clinton Granger and Kevin Newsome in practice to start against Army on Saturday, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Analysis:Chris Coyer has not been able to help Temple establish a passing game. He has completed just 51.2 percent of his passes and has not thrown for more than 167 yards in any game. Coyer has compounded his inefficiency with a lot of turnovers.
News:Chris Coyer was 5-of-16 for 56 yards and a touchdown with six carries for 34 yards before being lifted for Clinton Granger on Saturday against Cincinnati.
Analysis: It looks like Chris Coyer and Granger are in a true time share situation and neither will have much value to end the season. Coyer is just a junior, so he will be back next year for the Owls, but he may not be the starter.
News:Chris Coyer will continue to be the Owls' starting quarterback, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Analysis:Chris Coyer was benched after fumbling three times against Louisville on Saturday. The junior will likely cede some time to Juice Granger in coming weeks as the season finishes up.
News:Chris Coyer had 10 carries for 56 yards Saturday against Louisville. He was just 2-of-8 for 20 yards.
Analysis:Chris Coyer was lifted for Juice Granger after his least effective game of the season. Coyer had thrown one touchdown in the Owls' first seven games, but only completed two passes against Louisville. He will likely cede time to Granger going forward.
News:Chris Coyer was 16-of-25 for 143 yards on Saturday against Pitt. He ran for 22 yards.
Analysis: It wasn't a great game for Chris Coyer, but he had better numbers and no turnovers than his last two games. Coyer remains a lower tier fantasy quarterback who may cede playing time to Juice Granger.
News:Chris Coyer has shared practice reps with Clinton Granger, the Philadelpia Inquirer reports.
Analysis:Chris Coyer was taken out of the game against Rutgers on Saturday and has not been able to get the ball downfield for the Owls this season. Granted, most of that has to do with the game plan. Coyer has run effectively this season and will start again on Saturday against Pitt.
News:Chris Coyer was 7-of-14 for 65 yards with a touchdown and an interception against Rutgers on Saturday. He ran for 30 yards on 16 carries.
Analysis: Saturday's game was Chris Coyer's least effective performance of the season and he was benched briefly for Clinton Granger. Coyer has not topped 178 passing yards this season.
News:Chris Coyer was 13-of-26 for 132 yards with a touchdown and an interception on Saturday in the win over Connecticut. He had 51 rushing yards on 17 carries.
Analysis:Chris Coyer does just enough for the Owls to win (when they do win). The Owl attack does not go down field often, but Coyer gets a lot of carries. He may be a better fantasy option than his opponent, Connecticut quarterback Chandler Whitmer.
Temple's Coyer Runs for a TD and Passes for Another
News:Chris Coyer was 16-of-20 for 167 yards and a touchdown in Temple's win over USF on Saturday. He also ran for 54 yards and another touchdown.
Analysis: It is not completely clear whether the Owls can't go downfield because of Chris Coyer, the receivers, or the overall offensive plan. Coyer rarely passes the ball down the field and his passing numbers are generally pedestrian. He is a decent runner, but overall a below-average fantasy quarterback.
News:Chris Coyer was 13-of-26 for 124 yards and a touchdown in the loss to Penn State on Saturday. He led the Owls with 64 rushing yards on 13 carries.
Analysis: While the Owls threw the ball slightly more than they had in the first two games, Chris Coyer was not terribly effective through the air. He had the same number of completed passes as he did rushing attempts, which is a shift in his pass:run ratio. Coyer is not a viable fantasy quarterback option at this time.
News:Chris Coyer may get an opportunity to throw more against Penn State on Saturday as the Owls try out more multiple receiver sets, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Analysis: Through two games, Chris Coyer has only complete 12 passes. Granted, three have resulted in touchdowns, but he has been a run-first quarterback (30 rushes for 133 yards). The Owls have problems with their offensive line, so quick passes may be more effective than run plays against the Nittany Lions. Whatever the case, Coyer does not make for a strong play in any league except Big East leagues.
News:Chris Coyer was 7-of-18 for 178 yards and two touchdowns in the Temple loss to Maryland on Saturday. He also ran for a team-high 53 yards on 17 carries.
Analysis: The Owl offense is not pass-heavy and Chris Coyer has not put up big numbers. He did have a pair of long TD throws as Temple staged a comeback attempt, though. Coyer is a lower-echelon Big East quarterback.
News:Chris Coyer ran for 80 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries in the win over Villanova. He complete 5-for-11 passes and had a touchdown to Kenneth Harper on a shovel pass.
Analysis: The Owls had the game well in hand in the first half, so there was little reason for Chris Coyer to air the ball out. The 6-3, 230 pounder is a strong runner and his touchdown came on a 19-yard quarterback keeper up the middle. For Temple to continue to succeed, Coyer will have to show that he can put up some passes.
News: Temple quarterback Chris Coyer, making his first career start, threw for 91 yards and a touchdown, and rushed for 98 yards and another score against Miami (OH.)
Analysis: As I've often compared Coyer's debut to Maryland quarterback C.J. Brown's, the Owls' signal caller lost the element of surprise tonight. He's been accurate and will continue to get his yards, and it's even more important that he's the only Temple quarterback to take a snap tonight.
News: Temple quarterback Chris Coyer will start Wednesday's game against Miami (OH.)
Analysis: The only real surprise here is we got confirmation from head coach Steve Addazio. Coyer dual threat capability is fantasy gold, and should be added in any format where you still can.
News: Temple quarterback Chris Coyer replaced starter Chester Stewart in the 1st quarter against Ohio, and proceeded to throw for 123 yards and three touchdowns, while rushing for 176 yards on 16 carries.
Analysis: Quite the development for the Owls, who've had zero passing game all season, yet Coyer is a noted runner. You have to assume Coyer starts next Wednesday against Miami (OH.) Any signal caller who gives you that kind of production has to jump onto your radar. Just remember what C.J. Brown did for Maryland against Clemson, and since, before you go all in.
News: Temple quarterback Chester Stewart and cornerback Kee-aryre Griffin have been suspended for the opening game against Villinova.
Analysis: With Stewart out, the quarterback battle is down to Mike Gerardi and Chris Coyer. But this looks like a good week to start Bernard Pierce.
News: Temple quarterback Mike Gerardi took most of the 1st team snaps in this past weekend's scrimmage
Analysis: ![CDATA[Chris Coyer saw the "second-most" snaps, and Chester Stewart rarely played. You would think this would matter in guessing who starts under center for Temple, but you'd be wrong. Head coach Steve Addazio stated, "Chester has had a great preseason camp. We let Mike take the bulk of the reps today so we could get a good evaluation on Mike and Coyer. I wanted to see those guys." Yuck. Temple scrimmages again Wednesday, and it probably doesn't matter who ends up starting for the Owls, because he has no business on your roster.