Tigers Double Up Scrimmage Workouts
Aug 21, 2013
The University of Memphis scrimmaged twice on Wednesday - focusing exclusively on special teams in the morning before the squad turned its attention to the other two phases of the game during the second workout.
Memphis head coach Justin Fuente said the defensive unit executed reasonably well but was not happy with the offense following Wednesday's afternoon offense vs. defense scrimmage which was divided into several different situational segments.
"I am proud of the defense for coming out and responding and executing very fundamental, base calls in their defense and playing hard," Fuente said. "I thought we played decent on the offensive line, competed. I thought at our skill positions we acted like a bunch of prima donnas. It was just not very good execution from a skill standpoint."
While Fuente singled out the Tigers' defense, offensive line and tight ends for having a great effort and working hard during the afternoon scrimmage, he said the execution level of the skill position players was not where it had been at times this year.
Earlier in the day, the Memphis team's attention was squarely on special teams.
The squad covered just about every aspect of the kicking game during the morning workout.
"You want guys to play with emotion and take it serious and I think it did," Fuente said earlier in the day. "I liked our attitude and demeanor."