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Memphis redshirt senior WR Anthony Miller (undisclosed) did not practice on Monday.

"He was ready to go there the other day," said HC Mike Norvell, "he threw his helmet back on and was jumping out there to go get the next rep. We just want to make sure that we’re progressing him along to get him back 100 percent soon." Norvell referred to his sitting of Miller as a precautionary move. The star wideout initially suffered an undisclosed injury during Thursday's practice. It sounds like he should be able to return to action in relatively short order. Miller logged a 95-1434-14 receiving line last season.
Aug 16 - 2:13 PM

Memphis redshirt senior WR Sam Craft will miss the 2017 season after tearing his ACL in practice this week.

Brutal blow for craft, as this ACL injury will likely end his collegiate career. He had already received a medical redshirt for the 2016 season after being plagued by back issues. During his time at Memphis, the 6-foot, 240-pound Craft caught 64 passes for 660 yards and four touchdowns. He also saw extensive work as a running back, rushing for 782 yards and 13 touchdowns while healthy. John "Pop" Williams is the probable next man up to fill in for Craft in the slot.
Aug 12 - 12:17 PM

Memphis redshirt senior WR Anthony Miller (undisclosed) left Thursday's practice.

Details are scarce at this time, but we should get some clarification before the day is out. Sam Craft and Phil Mayhue also sat out the practice session due to injuries. The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Miller is one of the NCAA's best receivers. He caught 95 passes for 1,434 yards and 14 touchdowns last year.
Aug 10 - 3:18 PM

Memphis' Board of Trustees approved a $10 million debt package which will go toward the construction of an indoor practice facility.

Some of the Tigers' revenue from the AAC conference will go toward this project, with boosters also expected to chip in to facilitate its construction. An indoor practice facility is something that has been floated around from time to time, but this is the first real sign that Memphis will be constructing in earnest.
Aug 4 - 6:32 PM

Former 2017 three-star Auburn signee Carlito Gonzalez enrolled at Memphis on Thursday.

Gonzalez failed to qualify academically at Auburn. Tigers coach Gus Malzahn said Monday that Gonzalez was "in the process of looking for a junior college," but those plans quickly changed. The 6-foot-1, 190-pounder was the No. 29 safety in the county according to the 247Sports Composite in this past cycle.
Source: AL.com
Aug 4 - 2:35 PM

Memphis redshirt sophomore TE Joey Magnifico caught one pass for 18 yards in the team's spring game.

Magnifico (6'4/230) caught nine passes for 85 yards and two touchdowns last season. This spring, HC Mike Norvell said of the redshirt sophomore's development, "I think Joey's been very solid. He's definitely improved from last season. I think he's in position to be a major contributor for us." Rotoworld's Thor Nystrom ranks Magnifico as the No. 37 fantasy tight end in college football.
Jul 16 - 2:28 PM

Memphis redshirt senior WR Anthony Miller led non-Power 5 programs in receiving yards on deep throws, according to PFF College.

Miller totaled 657 yards on these opportunities last season, surpassing Middle Tennessee State's Richie James by 30 yards. The duo are two of the best playmakers in the country. Little changed at both programs offensively, so look for each to continue their productive seasons.
Jul 5 - 10:16 AM

ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. ranked Memphis junior C Drew Kyser as the No. 3 underclassman draft prospect at his position.

Kyser (6'5/300) made an immediate impact for the Tigers as a freshman in 2015, when he started 12 of 13 games. He has been named to the Remington Watch List each of the past two offseasons.
Jun 27 - 8:49 PM

Memphis junior LB Genard Avery is a "well built, stout run defending linebacker who shows skill in pursuit, making plays outside the box, to the flanks," notes Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline.

"Avery is a bit one-dimensional and struggles in coverage but could be a solid back-up on the inside of a 3-4," Pauline wrote. Avery (6'1/256) was a first-team All-AAC selection last year after leading Memphis with 10 TFL, five sacks and six QB hurries.
Jun 25 - 10:51 AM

Memphis redshirt senior WR Anthony Miller is "an ultra-productive receiver" who "has no outstanding physical skill in his game," writes Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline.

"He’s reliable catching the ball but small and does not show long speed on the field," Pauline wrote. "Miller offers return skills and could be drafted late as a slot receiver/return specialist." The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Miller caught 95 passes for 1,434 yards and 14 touchdowns last year. He and QB Riley Ferguson will once again form one of the country's most dangerous aerial duos in 2017.
Jun 24 - 9:46 AM

Memphis redshirt senior QB Riley Ferguson indicated that the Tigers could play at an even faster tempo this fall.

The media noticed at the spring game. "As someone who was in the press box trying to chart stats, I can tell you that this group was flying," wrote The Commercial Appeal's Tom Schad. Ferguson ended up going 4-for-4 for 112 yards and a touchdown in the scrimmage. "I know we went fast last year, but we can go even faster," Ferguson said. "Just being the quarterback, knowing when to go fast and when to slow down. The tempo, it’s all controlled through us. So as long as we just keep getting better at that, we’ll be fine." Ferguson is going to put up monster numbers in 2017. He threw for 3,698 yards with a 32/10 TD/INT ratio in his first season as a starter last year.
May 21 - 1:12 PM

Memphis senior WR Roderick Proctor returned for the spring game after missing most of last year with undisclosed injuries.

Proctor hauled in a 55-yard completion during the game. He has the "potential to be a home-run threat" in Memphis' explosive offense this fall, according to The Commercial Appeal's Tom Schad.
May 18 - 2:04 PM

An NFC area scout says Memphis redshirt senior QB Riley Ferguson is a "better pure passer than Paxton Lynch" and has "better pro dimensions and arm talent than [Nate] Peterman or [Josh] Dobbs ever dreamed of."

"People at Tennessee will tell every scout that Ferguson was their heir apparent to Tyler Bray," the scout said. "He had beaten out [Justin] Worley, Josh Dobbs, and Peterman before leaving UT on his own." The 6-foot-3, 189-pound Ferguson posted 3,698 yards with a 32/10 TD/INT ratio in his first season as Memphis' starter. He's an under-discussed prospect to keep an eye on.
May 18 - 1:08 PM

Memphis HC Mike Norvell received a contract extension through the 2021 season.

Just a little one-year extension for Norvell. In addition, Memphis increased the assistant coach salary pool by $250,000, bringing it up to $2.76 million. After being hired by Memphis in the winter of 2015, the 35-year-old first-year FBS head coach went on to lead his crew to an 8-4 regular season campaign, capped off by Memphis' third-straight bowl appearance. They ended up losing the Boca Raton Bowl to Western Kentucky.
May 12 - 4:13 PM

Saints signed Memphis CB Art Maulet.

Maulet (5’10/189) spent two years at Memphis after transferring from JUCO, logging 7.5 tackles for loss, four interceptions, and two forced fumbles, and showing impressive blitzing skills for a defensive back with 4.5 sacks. While Maulet flashed playmaking ability in the American Athletic Conference, he was not a dominant producer and tested as a sub-par, 30th-percentile athlete before the draft. Maulet’s best bet to become an NFL player will be on special teams, and perhaps eventually in the slot.
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