Coach Matt Rhule saw an increase in energy from his defense, but was left unimpressed with the offense Tuesday.
After a season of inconsistent kicking, the Owls hope to address the issue during training camp.
Rhule says the team showed good physicality but lacked energy.
Linebacker Rob Dvoracek is benefitting in his temporary player-coach role while continuing his recovery from knee surgery and two subsequent staph infections.
In one of the most popular drills across the country, the Owls got practice going with heavy contact.
Led by senior Kenny Harper, five running backs are gunning for playing time in 2014.
Junior Tevon Young is gunning for a starting spot at cornerback, while younger players like Sean Chandler and Jahad Thomas are still in the mix.
Three players have switched to offense, while two more moved up on the defensive side before camp.
P.J. Walker understands his newfound leadership role as incumbent starter in camp.
Temple's coaching staff looks to find impact players through training camp in an effort to build off last season.