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Multiple outlets are reporting that Memphis HC Mike Norvell has accepted a new five-year contract to stay with the team.

The Commercial Appeal's Mike Giannotto and Geoff Calkins are reporting that the deal is worth five years, $13 million. It would keep him with the Tigers through the 2022 season should he allow it to play out for the duration. Norvell was considered a top candidate for the open Arkansas job -- especially once Gus Malzahn was off the board after Auburn locked him up -- but the Razorbacks will now have to set their sights elsewhere. Norvell guided the Tigers to a 10-2 season during the current campaign, coming up just short of an AAC title in this weekend's wild shootout loss to UCF.
Dec 5 - 5:33 PM

SEC Country's Trent Shadid reports that Memphis HC Mike Norvell is Arkansas' backup option should they be unable to bring on Auburn HC Gus Malzahn.

Frankly, we've been surprised that Norvell's name hasn't popped up in more coaching rumors. In his first year at the helm of the ship in 2016, he led the Tigers to an 8-5 record. He then upped the ante immediately during the current campaign, rolling out to a 10-2 record culminating in a shootout loss to UCF in the AAC Championship Game.
Source: SEC Country
Dec 3 - 2:11 PM

Memphis redshirt senior WR Anthony Miller had 14 receptions for 195 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's 62-55 double-overtime loss to UCF in the AAC Championship Game.

Miller made several key catches over the duration of this wild affair. Miller's first touchdown, with about four minutes left in the second quarter, gave Memphis its first lead when he created separation on a slant and then put on the afterburners down the sideline for a 68-yard touchdown. Later, with only 4:13 remaining in the game, Miller hauled in a leaping 10-yard touchdown reception that tied the game 48-48. Then, Miller took advantage of broken coverage by catching a 15-yard touchdown in the first overtime (UCF quickly answered with its own score). Miller (5'11/190) faces size concerns from the NFL, but he could be a highly-flammable slot receiver at the next level. He comes with quick feet, deep speed and sticky hands.
Dec 2 - 5:10 PM

Memphis sophomore RB Darrell Henderson rushed for 109 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries in Saturday's 62-55 double-overtime loss to UCF in the AAC title game.

Henderson has been on a heater over the last month, surpassing 100-yards rushing in each of the team's last five games. His lowest YPC average in those games came today -- when he averaged 7.3 yards a pop. Henderson also caught three passes today. He's proven to be a reliable outlet of the backfield, catching 20 balls last year and 24 so far this year.
Dec 2 - 4:25 PM

Memphis redshirt senior QB Riley Ferguson completed 30-of-42 passes for 471 yards, four touchdowns and one pick in Saturday's 62-55 double-overtime loss to UCF in the AAC title game.

Ferguson was incredible, consistently answering Knights scoring drives by moving right back up the field. His stat line was nearly perfect until the second overtime, when Tre Neal picked off Ferguson's pass near the goal line to end one of the season's wildest games. Ferguson heads into bowl season 29 passing yards shy of 4,000.
Dec 2 - 4:06 PM

Memphis sophomore RB Darrell Henderson rushed for 122 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries in the school's 70-13 win over ECU.

It was easy for Memphis' entire offense. Both of Henderson's scoring runs diced ECU up the middle. Memphis versus UCF next week will be a fun one.
Nov 25 - 4:06 PM

Memphis sophomore RB Patrick Taylor Jr. rushed for 127 yards and two touchdowns on just six carries in the school's 70-13 blowout win over ECU on Saturday.

Taylor converted two long touchdown runs up the middle, one of 60-yards and one of 40-yards. Honestly, it was just horrible defense by ECU to allow those type of runs down their spine. This means Taylor has turned in back to back 100-yard games.
Nov 25 - 3:57 PM

Memphis redshirt senior WR Anthony Miller caught three passes for 144 yards and a touchdown in the school's 70-13 win over ECU on Saturday.

His day included an 89-yard touchdown, which featured about 87-yards after the catch. Miller has shown a little bit of everything this season in terms of winning after the catch, winning before the catch and winning at the catch point. Memphis faces UCF next week in the AAC title game.
Nov 25 - 3:51 PM

Memphis senior QB Riley Ferguson completed 9 of 13 passes for 299 yards and three touchdowns in the school's 70-13 whooping of ECU on Saturday.

Those scoring plays included an 89-yard completion that traveled two yards in the air, plus a 46 yard and 61-yard score. Expect to see Ferguson at the Senior Bowl, and the school faces UCF in the conference title game.
Nov 25 - 3:40 PM

Memphis redshirt senior WR Anthony Miller will attend the Senior Bowl.

Miller is one of the best receivers in the country. He's listed under 6-feet tall but consistently wins big in contested situations. He is a menace in the redzone and can also pick up yards after lining up in the slot or after the catch.
Source: Senior Bowl
Nov 21 - 10:22 AM

Memphis redshirt senior WR Anthony Miller posted eight receptions for 163 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 66-45 win against SMU.

It was Miller's fourth game this season with at least 163 receiving yards, and he now has 1,068 yards with 13 touchdowns. He set the single season school record with 1,434 receiving yards in 2016, and he has the regular season finale against East Carolina, the AAC Championship Game and a bowl game to improve on that mark.
Nov 18 - 5:11 PM

Memphis sophomore RB Darrell Henderson racked up 147 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 10 rushes in Saturday's 66-45 victory against SMU.

Henderson has topped 100 yards rushing five times this season, including each of the past three weekends. The sophomore tailback has also found the end zone four times (three rushing, one receiving) during the impressive span. He should pile up more big yardage in the regular season finale against defensively-challenged East Carolina next Saturday.
Nov 18 - 5:07 PM

Memphis redshirt senior WR Anthony Miller caught six passes for 46 yards with a touchdown in a 41-14 victory over Tulsa on Friday.

It's one of Miller's worst games in terms of yardage of the last two years, but even in a quiet game, the former walk-on was able to make a difference. His touchdown was a beautiful corner-route from Riley Ferguson from 18-yards out to give the Tigers a 21-14 lead late in the second quarter. Even if the numbers pale in comparison to last year, Miller has still been one of the key reasons that Memphis has a chance to play in a quality bowl this winter.
Nov 3 - 11:28 PM

Memphis sophomore RB Darrell Henderson ran for 123 yards on 14 carries in a 41-14 destruction of Tulsa on Friday.

Henderson also caught six passes for 51 yards, including a 17-yard score from quarterback Riley Ferguson. It's the second-straight week that he's has gone over 100 yards, and he's done it on only 24 total carries combined. His big play was a 53-yard burst that set up a Memphis touchdown, but he also was able to keep the chains moving and kept the defense honest while quarterback Riley Ferguson torched the secondary. This is a very good offensive football team. Henderson and the Tigers take on SMU in two weeks.
Nov 3 - 11:19 PM

Memphis senior QB Riley Ferguson threw for 298 yards and four touchdowns on 27-of-39 passing in a 41-14 shellacking of Tulsa on Friday.

Ferguson (6'4/210) has now thrown for three or more scores in four of his last five games, with a 18-2 touchdown-to-interception ratio in those games. In other words, he's playing really well. It was his second highest completion-percentage of the year at 69.2 percent, and he spread the football around effectively. There's very little Tigers' fans can complain about with how well he's playing right now. Ferguson and Memphis have a bye next week before a date with SMU.
Nov 3 - 11:18 PM


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