Some highlights from Temple football coach Geoff Collins' weekly Tuesday press conference:
On the injury status of receiver Ventell Bryant, who left Saturday's 45-19 loss to UCF in the third quarter, and linebacker Isaiah Graham-Mobley, who was sidelined for the game. (Collins didn't discuss specifics about the injuries.)
"Ventell went down, and we are still hoping to get him back. There is a slim chance Isaiah will be back, too."
On the status of others such as offensive linemen Leon Johnson and Vincent Picozzi, quarterback Logan Marchi, and running back Ryquell Armstead.
"Leon, I think, is healthy. Picozzi is healthy. Logan, we're still working through it, but he is fighting through it. Rock (Armstead), the same thing."
On whether a lack of forced turnovers has been one of the more disappointing elements of the defense? (Temple's minus-9 turnover margin is the worst in the American Athletic Conference.)
"We have done a nice job stopping people, we have done a decent job on third-down run defense against Army and Navy, so there have been a lot of things that have been really positive. Just creating turnovers obviously is one of the things we need to improve on. … There are times we have guys wrapped up and we need to rip at the ball and claw at the ball (to create turnovers)."
On recruiting mid-year players who would enroll at Temple in January.
"Hopefully we will get a minimum of five and upwards of nine or 10."
On this week's opponent, Tulsa, holding explosive South Florida to 82 second-half yards in last week's 27-20 loss to the Bulls.
"They did a nice job loading the box. They (USF) have tremendous athletes, and Tulsa did a good job loading the box and covering on the perimeter."
On defensive tackle Jullian Taylor getting the No. 1 jersey this week for his toughness, dedication and performance after making 10 tackles, including 4.5 tackles for loss, in last week's setback against UCF.