Golden ponders Charlton's return The two-year backup has been a redshirt, but could start at QB against Miami of Ohio.

Posted: October 02, 2008

With redshirt freshman Chester Stewart bruised and battered after making his first collegiate start last week against Western Michigan, Temple football coach Al Golden said yesterday that two-year backup Vaughn Charlton might come off the redshirt list and start at quarterback Saturday at Miami of Ohio.

Stewart, who took a pounding while making 12 runs for 29 yards in Temple's 7-3 loss, was in the lineup because starting quarterback Adam DiMichele was sidelined for three to six weeks after suffering a shoulder injury Sept. 20 at Penn State.

Charlton, whom Golden wanted to redshirt this season so the junior would have two years to play after DiMichele leaves this year, has been taking snaps with the starters this week.

"Chester has not really practiced this week," Golden said. "He's thrown the ball, if you want to call that practice, and we're already through our Wednesday practice. I don't know where we're at right now. We'll have to make that decision by game time."

Temple will take a 1-4 record that includes an 0-2 mark in the Mid-American Conference to Oxford, Ohio, to face Miami, which is 1-3 and 0-0.

Golden said DiMichele could return for Temple's Oct. 21 date with Ohio at Lincoln Financial Field. The 8 p.m. contest will be televised on ESPN2.

Contact staff writer Kevin Tatum at 215-854-2583 or ktatum@phillynews.com.

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