Tigers Go Through First Combined Practice
Aug. 12, 2000
Memphis, TN -
Cooler temperatures and a light breeze greet The University of Memphis Tigers as the combined varsity and freshman squads took to the practice fields at Murphy Athletic Complex for the first time this fall.
Rip Scherer and his staff divided the squad into Blue and Gray units and put each through a one and a half hour workout. The split morning sessions will continue through the first week of camp. Afternoon workouts will feature the combined team.
Quarterbacks Travis Anglin and Scott Scherer led the Blue squad, which consisted of the number one offensive line, backs and receivers. Junior signal-caller Neil Suber and redshirt freshman Bran Webb guide the second session offense which had running backs Aaron Meadows and Quinton Cole and receivers Bunkie Perkins and E.J. LeFlore.
"I thought we had a pretty good morning," said Scherer. "The early group was really intense and flew around but we dropped off a little as the temperature climbed.
"This was a day you use top shake the rust off," Scherer continued. "You run through drills and polish up some of the things you worked on in the spring."
The Tigers received some bad news on Saturday when freshman receiver Tavarious Davis sustained a knee injury while running passing routes. It was later determined that Davis had torn an ACL (anterior cruciate) and will be lost for the season. He is expected to have surgery next week to repair his left knee.
Memphis will return to the practice field on Saturday afternoon at 4:20 PM and will practice on Sunday at 4:15 PM.