"Last year, it was just find out who our players were," Addazio said. "Now we have a better sense of who our guys are. Now it's more about developing but also expanding our offense to the thing we want to do."
Having a more vertical passing attack is something Temple wants to do more. Last season, the Owls averaged 15 pass attempts and 126.8 passing yards per game.
But Temple didn't need to pass the ball, averaging 256.6 rushing yards with running backs Bernard Pierce and Matt Brown.
Now that Pierce has entered the NFL draft, Chris Coyer's mobility at quarterback will give the Owls their best chance to win, Addazio has indicated.
The redshirt junior, who started last season's final four games, completed 30 of 50 passes for 463 yards and six touchdowns and no interceptions. He also rushed for 562 yards and three TDs.
Coyer was impressive Thursday, completing three picture-perfect touchdown passes toward the end of practice.
Eleven is enough. Addazio said he doesn't expect Temple to add another opponent to its 2012 football schedule. The Owls have 11 games with two bye weeks.
"I don't see that," the coach said. "Everyone is struggling [to get nonconference opponents] right now. With the realignment of college football, people are playing two I-AAs. I don't see us doing that."
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