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Temple middle linebacker Nate Smith has broad shoulders, and they can hold a pretty big chip. The redshirt freshman middle linebacker admitted he will be motivated Saturday when the Owls host Rutgers because he wasn't recruited to play for the Scarlet Knights. Meanwhile, cornerback Abdul Smith, who transferred to Temple from Rutgers in 2010, also could have been lining up on the other side.

Temple middle linebacker Nate Smith has broad shoulders, and they can hold a pretty big chip. The Owls' freshman is a North Jersey native whose brother, L.J., played tight end for Rutgers as a precursor to a career in the NFL. But Smith, who was a three-time all-state selection at Highland Park High School, wasn't recruited by Rutgers. He'll have a chance to show that was a mistake when the...

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