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Memphis promoted associate head coach/running backs coach Darrell Dickey to offensive coordinator.

The Tigers needed a new play-caller after Chip Long jumped to Notre Dame. Kenny Dillingham, a graduate assistant last year, was promoted to quarterbacks coach. Dickey, the former head coach of North Texas, was offensive coordinator and running backs coach for Justin Fuente at Memphis before Fuente bolted for Virginia Tech.
Jan 16 - 1:58 PM

Memphis redshirt junior WR Anthony Miller will return to school for the 2017 season.

Miller turned in a beautiful statistical season for the Tigers in 2016. Working across 13 games, the 5-foot-11, 190-pounder caught 95 passes for 1,434 yards and 14 touchdowns. He and QB Riley Ferguson figure to once again make up one of the most prolific aerial duos in the country come the start of the 2017 campaign.
Jan 3 - 1:02 PM

Memphis redshirt junior QB Riley Ferguson completed 25-of-43 passes for 372 yards, four touchdowns and an interception in Tuesday's 51-31 loss to Western Kentucky in the Boca Raton Bowl.

Ferguson was magnificent in a lost cause, throwing touchdown passes in every quarter of the contest. Despite his fine work, the Tigers' defense just wasn't up to the task against Hilltoppers QB Mike White and RB Anthony Wales. Ferguson finishes his first season replacing Paxton Lynch having thrown for 3,698 yards with a 32/10 TD/INT ratio.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 01:11:00 PM

Memphis (8-4) will play Western Kentucky (10-3) in the Boca Raton Bowl on December 20.

This game is going to be a wild shootout, and not just because these teams have great offenses. Western Kentucky ranks No. 2 in the FBS with 45.1 points a game but will have to do without HC Jeff Brohm, who left for Purdue. Behind QB Riley Ferguson (3,326 yards, 28 scores and nine picks) and WR Anthony Miller (1,283 receiving yards and 11 touchdown), Memphis puts up 39.5 pints per game. The Tigers' shaky defense gives up 442.7 yards per game, while WKU has one of the country's worst pass defenses.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 03:42:00 PM

Memphis K Jake Elliott accepted an invitation to the Reese's Senior Bowl.

Elliott has started in all four of his years on campus. He's the school’s all-time leading scorer, having passed Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski.
Source: Senior Bowl
Thu, Dec 1, 2016 03:51:00 PM

Memphis redshirt junior WR Anthony Miller had 169 yards and two touchdowns on 15 receptions in Friday's 48-44 win over Houston.

Miller was fairly quiet in the first half, but boy did he turn up the heat at the end of this back-and-forth game. With 3:49 remaining, QB Riley Ferguson flung a 35-yard touchdown pass to Miller to put the Tigers up 41-37. The Cougars responded with a score of their own, so Ferguson marched the Tigers back down the field, hooking up with Miller on a 10-yard touchdown with 19 seconds to put the Tigers ahead for good. The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Miller has an eye-opening 84-1,283-11 receiving line through 12 games.
Fri, Nov 25, 2016 04:57:00 PM

Memphis junior WR Phil Mayhue caught six balls for 142 yards and two touchdowns in Friday's 48-44 victory over the Houston Cougars.

Much of Mayhue's damage occured early, most notably his 67-yard touchdown on the second play to give Memphis the 7-0 lead. His second scoring catch, a two-yarder later that quarter, staked Memphis to a 21-10 advantage. The Tigers finish the regular season 8-4 and are heading towards their third straight bowl appearance in head coach Mike Norvell's first season.
Fri, Nov 25, 2016 04:48:00 PM

Memphis redshirt junior QB Riley Ferguson completed completed 30-of-45 passes for 409 yards and four touchdowns in Friday's 48-44 upset win over Houston.

What a game. Ferguson was no sure thing to play in it coming into the weekend, having suffered an undisclosed injury after two possessions in last Friday's win over Cincinnati. But play in it he did, shining throughout the afternoon, most brightly when it really mattered. Trailing by a field goal with 19 seconds left, Ferguson connected for a touchdown with Anthony Miller on a 10-yard slant to give the Tigers the 48-44 victory.
Fri, Nov 25, 2016 04:43:00 PM

Memphis redshirt junior QB Riley Ferguson (undisclosed) participated in practice on Monday.

Ferguson exited stage left after two possessions in Friday's win over Cincinnati. There isn't word as to the exact nature of the injury, but HC Mike Norvell did at least let on that the 6-foot-3, 189-pound redshirt junior was "hit in the midsection of the body" during that Friday dance with the Bearcats. When he was asked whether Ferguson is dealing with a concussion, Norvell responded cryptically that he has a "couple different issues." Regardless of just what Ferguson might be recovering from on the injury front, Jason Stewart would draw the start against Houston on Black Friday should Ferguson's "different issues" not have healed up well enough for game action by kickoff. Expect clarification as to Ferguson's playing status as the practice week progresses.
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 05:54:00 PM

Memphis redshirt junior RB Doroland Dorceus rushed for 66 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries in Friday's 34-7 win over Cincinnati.

All Memphis in this one. They jumped out to a 13-0 advantage after one quarter, with Dorceus scoring on a short touchdown run in between a pair of Tiger field goals. Dorceus would score his second touchdown -- from eight yards out -- with 1:28 remaining in the first half. That gave his squad a 27-0 lead hitting the locker room for the intermission. The 5-foot-10, 215-pound redshirt junior averaged 5.1 YPC with a long run of 16 yards. Through 11 games, he has now rushed for 704 yards and eight touchdowns.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 11:26:00 PM

Memphis redshirt junior QB Riley Ferguson was lifted from Friday's game against Cincinnati due to an apparent injury.

All was going well for Ferguson and the Tigers to start -- they jumped to an early 10-0 lead -- but the redshirt junior gunslinger met with trainers following the second offensive series of the game and has not returned since. He was replaced by Jason Stewart. While Ferguson has not been officially ruled out for the remainder of the contest, Memphis currently holds a 20-0 lead early in the second quarter. Should that balloon much more, there would be no real need to push the ailing quarterback back into action.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 08:57:00 PM

Memphis redshirt freshman CB Kam Prewitt and sophomore WR Jae'Lon Oglesby have been suspended indefinitely pending a police investigation into an incident involving gunshots.

Per the police report, Oglesby claimed to have had an altercation with Prewitt on Tuesday. Later that day, he told the authorities, he heard gunfire outside his off-campus apartment. His car was found pocked by bullet holes and five shell casings were reportedly found on the grass outside Oglesby's off-campus apartment. In a brief statement announcing the suspensions, HC Mike Norvell said, "I will make no further comments on this matter while it remains under investigation."
Thu, Oct 27, 2016 12:56:00 PM

Memphis redshirt junior QB Riley Ferguson completed completed 25-of-40 passes for 333 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 42-28 loss to Navy.

This was one of Ferguson's best games of the season, but the offense was done in by its inability to run on Navy's front. The Tigers now need help to reach the AAC title game. They host Tulsa next Saturday at the Liberty Bowl.
Sat, Oct 22, 2016 07:28:00 PM

Memphis redshirt junior RB Doroland Dorceus rushed for 81 yards on seven carries in Friday's 24-14 win over Tulane.

Dorceus ripped off a long run of 61 yards to account for the bulk of his ground work. The 5-foot-10, 215-pounder also caught one pass for 18 yards. After a slow start to the campaign -- 62 yards rushing through the first two games -- Dorceus has come on of late. Including Friday's contest, he has tallied at least 70 yards rushing in four consecutive games. Alas, Friday's win marked the first time this season he has failed to score a touchdown.
Fri, Oct 14, 2016 11:34:00 PM

Memphis redshirt junior WR Anthony Miller is not practicing on Tuesday due to an undisclosed injury.

No word as to the circumstance or severity of Miller's injury. The 5-foot-11, 190-pound redshirt junior has racked up a 28-406-2 receiving line through five games. The 4-1 Tigers have a Friday date scheduled with Tulane. We should know Miller's playing status within the next day or so.
Tue, Oct 11, 2016 03:54:00 PM

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