Here are some highlights from Temple football coach Geoff Collins' weekly Tuesday press conference:
On whether starting quarterback Logan Marchi practiced:
"He was out there some and got tweaked the later part of practice and had to go in."
On whether he expects Marchi to play on Saturday at Army:
"I hope so. I will talk to (director of athletic training) Al (Bellamy) and I will know more. Same thing with (safety) Delvon (Randall) but we expect him to play. I will check with Al. when I get back in."
On what was it that Marchi tweaked:
On running back Ryquell Armstead who has been battling a toe injury that hasn't kept him out of games, but limited in practice:
"He is better than he was last week. He didn't play a snap for us last week (in practice) and then kind of willed himself on that late Thursday, Friday. That is one of the advantages of having Thursday morning practice. You get another extra set of hours to rehab that if you practice Thursday afternoon you don't have that. So that is one of the advantages of our schedule. He was able to get himself ready to play and has practiced this week some so we are hoping he can go Saturday."
On starting left tackle Leon Johnson, who suffered an ankle injury on the second play of Saturday's 28-24 loss to Connecticut:
"He was out there today but he is still trying and is a tough kid who wants to be with his guys. We are hoping he is ready for Saturday and we are trying to have contingency plans at every single spot along the offensive line. So we have guys ready to go."
On playing for the moment:
"There are positives and I heard people talk about the transition years and all that stuff and we're playing so many young guys. We don't care of about that. We want to win and have a responsibility for everybody in this organization to give everything they have to these seniors on this football team. I think that is huge point for all of us. We want to play at a high level, we want to be successful and even though recruiting-wise we are looking for the future, right now we are staying in the moment, staying in the present and we got a great Army team we are preparing for Saturday and that is our complete and sole focus, is to go up there and execute very, very well."
On after being down 28-24 and having a 4th-and-7 from the UConn 24, would he still go for the first down. (The Owls receiver Keith Kirkwood dropped a pass that would have been a first down, providing he was in bounds):