Tigers Double Up Scrimmage Workouts
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Go Tigers!

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."

Practice Notes

  • The final set of two-a-day practices during camp culminated with the the University of Memphis' Mighty Sound of the South marching band paraded onto the practice fields at the Murphy Athletic Complex and performing a set for the Tiger football team.

  • With classes set to begin at the U of M on Monday, the Tigers have just a couple more camp days. The squad has practices slated for both Thursday and Friday before holding its final scrimmage on Saturday.


  • While the Tigers do not open their season until Sept. 7th when they play host to Duke in Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, next week will have a similar schedule to a game week. The week will culminate with Fanfest at the stadium and the team will go through a mock game day walkthrough.

  • Prices for season tickets for the 2013 season remain unchanged from a year ago despite the Tigers playing one additional home game. Fans may still purchase season tickets online at gotigersgo.com or by calling the athletic ticket office at (901) 678-2331 or (888) 867-UofM.

  • The only home game times currently set for Memphis are the season opener against Duke (3:30 p.m.) and an ESPN2 game against Cincinnati on Oct. 30 (7:00 p.m.). The American Athletic Conference will set its member institutions' kickoff times usually 10 days prior to game days as the conference's television schedule is set. The University of Memphis' intention is to play any game not picked up by television at 3:30 p.m.
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