When the Temple football team assembles next month for its first day of preseason camp, defensive end Junior Galette and defensive back Daryl Robinson will not be among the Owls.
"They are no longer members of the team, and we'll have no further comment," said Cathy Bongiovi, who works with the football team for Temple's sports media-relations office.
According to a source close to the situation, the coaching staff was not satisfied with the two players' commitment to the team.
Neither is expected to enroll at Temple this fall. Both could have been impact players this year.
While the 6-foot-2, 252-pound Galette made his share of big plays over his first three seasons at Temple, Robinson was back with the Owls after playing his sophomore year at West Hills (Calif.) Community College last fall.
When Temple went 5-7 in '08, the talented Galette had 46 tackles in eight games, and he topped the Owls with 10 tackles for losses and 71/2 sacks.
Galette, a native of Spring Valley, N.Y., who attended St. Joseph's Regional High in Montvale, N.J., played in 11 games and started nine as a freshman. As a sophomore, he played in all 12 of Temple's games, with four starts, and led the Owls with 111/2 tackles for losses and 71/2 sacks.
The speedy Robinson was a highly-coveted two-way player out of North Catholic High who may have been the most significant player in coach Al Golden's first two recruiting classes.
Robinson played in all 12 games at several positions as a true freshman at Temple in 2007. Then, in a surprising move, he transferred to West Hills, where he became an all-American defensive back.
Immediately after his only season at West Hills, the 5-9, 165-pound Robinson committed to Minnesota. Then he said he had a change of heart, and Robinson wound up re-enrolling at Temple in January. A walk-on, Robinson participated in the Owls' spring drills.
He attributed his leaving Temple in the first place to "immaturity."