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Omar McDonnaugh-Hales/Lamar McPherson

Temple linebackers Lamar McPherson and Omar McDonnaugh-Hales have a lot in common, from family ties to a relative lack of size. Both of them left Philadelphia after high school, and now both of them are back, playing for Coach Al Golden's squad. Both of them also earned top spots on the Owls depth chart following spring practice.

Lamar McPherson and Omar McDonnaugh-Hales are Philly guys, with no apologies. At this point, they're also starting linebackers for the Temple football squad.At a position depleted by graduation (Ryan Gore, Walter Mebane), transfers (Ryan Herting), and player absences (John Haley, Keith Holt), McPherson and McDonnaugh-Hales took advantage of their springtime opportunity, grabbing two top spots on...

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