Team preview: Temple

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(Information in this team report is as of Oct. 1.)


Student-athlete is a common phrase, but you rarely hear teacher-coach. Not many college coaches, especially at the Division I level, pull double-duty in the classroom, the way they used to in the bygone era of college athletics, when the football coach might have doubled as a physical education instructor. With the pressure to win as high as it's ever been, and recruiting becoming a sport in itself, coaches barely have time to see their families, let alone create syllabi and grade papers.