BOCA RATON, Fla. - Temple is attempting to follow its usual routine while preparing for Tuesday's Boca Raton Bowl against Toledo.
For the second straight day, the Owls ran through a brisk practice in the morning and then enjoyed the amenities of the bowl in the afternoon. Saturday's activity was a team party at a local beach resort.
While Friday's practice at Oxbridge Academy was in sweltering heat, it was much cooler and very windy on Saturday.
On Friday the team went to an arcade and bowling alley for another team party. With classes finished for the semester, the players just have football to worry about, and even though there is ample leisure time, some business remains.
"We go back to the hotel, chill, and watch film," said junior linebacker Avery Williams.
And after departing rainy Philadelphia on Thursday, sunny Florida has been to the Owls' liking.
"It's nice, and I am loving it," said junior linebacker Jarred Alwan. "The weather is way better than it is in Philly."