Practice #18, Aug. 20, 2011

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Coach Porter speaking to the team at the Liberty Bowl.

Photo Gallery from today's scrimmage

The Tigers made the short trip to Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium for their second major scrimmage of training camp. Coach Porter took his squad through about a 120-play workout, which also included a short lightning delay near the end.

The scrimmage was very run-heavy today as Porter tested his young backs Artaves Gibson and Joe Price. Porter had said earlier in the week that those two guys had been making a case for early playing time, and today proved that once again.

Gibson, a true freshman out of Mitchell High in Memphis, rushed 18 times for 109 yards and a touchdown. His score came off a four-yard run on the 99th play with true freshman quarterback Taylor Reed in. On that drive from the 20, all of the yardage was on the ground with runs by Price, Reed and Gibson. Gibson had a couple of power runs, racking up gains of 22, 18 and 15 yards. Price, out of Madison Central High in Madison, Miss., toted the ball 16 times for 65 yards, and posted a long run of 13 yards.

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