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GoTigers247 is bringing you a weekly video blog (aka vlog) called Tigers in 20. As usual, lead writer Christian Fowler was joined this week by guest host and GoTigers247 founder Brooks Hansen. Tigers in 20 will tackle the week’s hottest topics and take a look at some of the most talked about news s…

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    • Oct 19, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
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    • 31m AVG DURATION
    • 155 EPISODES

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    Ti20 - Episode 112: Will Memphis outperform its preseason rankings?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 33:30

    In episode 112 of GT247's Tigers in 20, host and lead writer Christian Fowler and GoTigers247 digital content creator Kenny Stubblefield discuss whether or not they believe Memphis will outperform its preseason rankings. The Associated Press released its Preseason Top 25 on Monday, and Penny Hardaway and the Tigers checked in at No. 12. Last week, the American Athletic Conference revealed its preseason rankings, and Memphis came in second behind Houston. Throughout the episode, the discussion is centered around the preseason rankings. Fowler and Stubblefield break down the current roster with Jalen Duren, Emoni Bates and Earl Timberlake among others in the fold.  The GT247 crew also talks about the coaching staff and the role they'll play this season. Hardaway added Hall of Famer Larry Brown and former All-Star Rasheed Wallace to bolster the staff heading into the 2021-2022 season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Off the Boards: NBA Draft Analyst Matt Babcock discusses Memphis' high level of talent

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 21:42

    In this episode of Off the Boards, host and lead writer Christian Fowler is joined by Basketball News' Senior NBA Draft Analyst Matt Babcock to discuss Memphis' pro day, Jalen Duren, Emoni Bates and much more. Babcock was in attendance for the pro day earlier this week and was able to watch the entire Tigers' roster firsthand. In 2019, Babcock was at Memphis for the pro day with James Wiseman and Precious Achiuwa, and he begins the episode by talking about the differences and similarities between the two teams. Next, he breaks down what he saw from Duren and Bates and explains how both can be very high picks in the draft. Babcock currently has Duren as his No. 4 overall prospect for the 2022 NBA Draft, and he said he feels very confident in that ranking. After the discussion on Duren and Bates, Babcock gives his insight and opinion on Lester Quinones, DeAndre Williams, Landers Nolley, Earl Timberlake, Josh Minott, John Camden and Johnathan Lawson. With the season coming soon, Babcock said he will be keeping a very close eye on this Memphis team and its potential NBA prospects. Following his visit to Memphis, Babcock wrote about his time in the Bluff City and the pro day. For all of his thoughts in a very well-written article, you can click here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Ti20 - Episode 111: What are the biggest issues for Memphis?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 45:11

    In episode 111 of GT247's Tigers in 20, host and lead writer Christian Fowler and GoTigers247 digital content creator Kenny Stubblefield break down Memphis' frustrating loss to Temple over the weekend. Ryan Silverfield and the Tigers came into the first conference matchup as heavy favorites, but they fell flat against the Owls. Memphis went to Philadelphia and laid a dud one week after handing a win to UTSA. So, the question becomes: What's wrong with this team after a 3-0 start and a win over Mississippi State? Unfortunately, there isn't a simple answer. Throughout this episode, Fowler and Stubblefield diagnose the biggest issues on the Memphis football team. Over the last two weeks, there have been some very questionable coaching decisions and poor execution from the players in key moments. It's unfair to put all the blame on Silverfield and the coaching staff, but they have certainly played a role in the last two losses. With seven games left to go this season, this team has to find an identity, and they also need more creativity from offensive coordinator Kevin Johns and defensive coordinator Mike MacIntyre. If some of the big issues aren't fixed, then this could be a VERY ugly season for the Tigers. There's too much talent on this team for a disappointing season, so something needs to be figured out very soon. Before the episode wraps up, Fowler and Stubblefield also briefly discuss Memphis basketball's pro day and tease upcoming content. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Ti20 - Episode 110: Memphis should be among best teams in the country

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 65:16

    In episode 110 of GT247's Tigers in 20, host and lead writer Christian Fowler and GoTigers247 digital content creator Kenny Stubblefield recap Memphis' last-second loss to UTSA and break down the Tigers' first preseason practice of the season. After a 3-0 start and a win over Mississippi State, Memphis coach Ryan Silverfield and the Tigers underwent a painful loss against UTSA on Saturday. Despite taking a 21-0 lead in the first quarter, Memphis took its foot off the gas and allowed the Roadrunners to come back. Throughout the football discussion, Stubblefield explains what the energy was like inside the Liberty Bowl, and Fowler gives his opinion on what this loss means for Memphis. Following the loss, the Tigers will begin conference play on Saturday against Temple. Next, the duo breaks down the open practice that both GT247 crew members were at on Tuesday. The crew was able to watch Jalen Duren and Emoni Bates and the rest of the Tigers practice, and it was a very impressive event. Memphis is clearly extremely long, athletic and talented, and they have an opportunity to be among the best teams in the country this season. They have an incredible balance of experience, depth, young talent and leadership. Penny Hardaway has the most talented team he's ever coached, which should be a lot of fun to watch this year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Ti20 - Ep 109: How good can Memphis be this season?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 59:14

    In episode 109 of GT247's Tigers in 20, host and lead writer Christian Fowler and GoTigers247 digital content creator Kenny Stubblefield break down Memphis' two-point win over Mississippi State and take a look ahead to this week's game against UTSA. After an extremely fun game this past weekend, the GT247 crew had plenty to unpack from the win over the Bulldogs. Memphis struggled heavily in the first half of this game, but the resilience of team was on full display over the final 30 minutes. Although Seth Henigan and Brandon Thomas had their moments in this game, Calvin Austin was the star of the show. Austin went over 100 yards receiving for the second consecutive games with two receiving touchdowns and one punt return touchdown. With his 94-yard punt return in the fourth quarter, Austin was recognized as the American Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week. It was an extremely unusual (and controversial) play, but it allowed Memphis to take a two-score lead late in the game. Throughout the episode, Fowler and Stubblefield break down Memphis' defensive performance and how well the offensive line held up against a solid Mississippi State defensive line. Following the breakdown of Saturday's game, the duo moves on to the upcoming matchup against UTSA. When fans see this game, they'll probably think Memphis should win by 30-plus points. With a deeper look, though, the Roadrunners have a very solid team that is going to fight hard for four quarters. Before ending the episode, the crew discusses what Memphis needs to do to defeat UTSA, and they also answer questions from the board. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Ti20 - Ep. 108: Will Memphis be able to knock off Mississippi State?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 53:19

    In episode 108 of GT247's Tigers in 20, host and lead writer Christian Fowler and GoTigers247 digital content creator Kenny Stubblefield break down Memphis' 55-50 win over Arkansas State and preview the Tigers' upcoming matchup against Mississippi State. After five and a half months without a Tigers in 20 podcast, WE ARE OFFICIALLY BACK!! It was awesome to get back on the podcast, and we clearly couldn't contain ourselves as we went for 50 minutes discussing Seth Henigan, Brandon Thomas, Calvin Austin and much more. With the Bulldogs on the horizon, we gave all of our thoughts on how the game could play out on Saturday. Mississippi State is currently only 3-point favorites over the Tigers and this has the potential to be a very interesting game. In Week 1, the Bulldogs almost lost to Louisiana Tech, but they came back with a masterful performance against NC State this past Saturday. There are still plenty of questions surrounding both team, and Saturday's matchup will tell us a lot about both Memphis and Mississippi State. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Off the Boards: GT247 breaks down Memphis' addition of Rasheed Wallace

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 23:51

    In this episode of Off the Boards, host and lead writer Christian Fowler, GT247 founder Brooks Hansen and GT247 digital content producer Kenny Stubblefield break down Memphis' hire of former NBA All-Star Rasheed Wallace. Throughout the episode, Fowler, Hansen and Stubblefield explain what the Wallace hire means for Memphis on the court and for recruiting. Wallace has ties to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and North Carolina among other recruiting hotbeds. Following his 16-year career as a player, Wallace was hired as an assistant coach for the Detroit Pistons during the 2013-2014 season. Despite signing a two-year contract in Detroit, Wallace wasn't retained after Stan Van Gundy was hired. After his one-year stint with the Pistons, Memphis' newest assistant coach took a break from coaching. In 2019, Wallace was hired to be the head coach of the boy's varsity basketball team at Jordan High School in Durham, North Carolina. In early June of this year, NC Good Better Best Academy named Wallace as the next head coach of their basketball program. Despite getting a second head coaching opportunity at the high school level, Wallace has made the decision to accept his first collegiate coaching job at Memphis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Off the Boards: GT247 breaks down Emoni Bates' commitment

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 19:57

    Memphis coach Penny Hardaway has landed one of the best players in high school basketball. Five-star Emoni Bates, who recently announced he is reclassifying to the 2021 class, chose the Tigers over Michigan State, Oregon and the NBA G League Select Team. Bates originally committed to Michigan State, but many national analysts believed he would chose the pro route after decommitting. Ultimately, Hardaway and the staff were able to convince to immensely talented Bates to chose Memphis. Since he entered high school, Bates was tabbed as one of the best players in the country. As far as potential goes, it's scary how good Bates can be at both the college and professional level. With Bates officially reclassifying to 2021, he will be a part of the 2021-2022 Memphis team along with five-star center Jalen Duren who also reclassified to '21. Bates will join a core of Landers Nolley, Lester Quinones and DeAndre Williams, and the Tigers also added Miami transfer Earl Timberlake and top 50 freshman Josh Minott. The Tigers already had a ton of talent on the roster and they've added arguably the two best players in high school. Although he is getting on campus a little later than most freshmen, it wouldn't be surprising to see Bates adjust quickly. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Off the Boards: GT247 breaks down Jalen Duren's commitment

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 16:17

    Penny Hardaway and his staff have done it once again. The No. 1 overall player in the 2022 class, Jalen Duren, has made his commitment to Memphis. Needless to say, this is absolutely massive for the future of the Memphis basketball program. Duren recently took official visits to Kentucky, Memphis and Miami, but Hardaway and the Tigers' staff clearly made the biggest impression. The professional route was also a possibility for Duren, who was offered big money to skip out on college. Simply put, Duren is arguably the best high school prospect in the world. With his decision to Memphis now official, all signs point to Duren reclassifying from 2022 to 2021 which means he will be on campus as soon as possible. With Duren likely to be on roster for the 2021-2022 season, Memphis just got much better in the front court. Although the national media hasn't been sure about Memphis going into the season, Duren should change that. The No. 1 overall player will immediately make the Tigers one of the better teams in the country. The five-star is physically dominant in the paint, and he is already built like a brick wall. Duren has been dominating on the AAU circuit alongside generational talent Emoni Bates. Duren and Bates make up one of the most formidable AAU duos in recent memory as both players are nearly unstoppable at the high school level. Although Bates has been ranked as the No. 1 player for quite some time, Duren jumped him in the most recent 247Sports rankings update. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Off the Boards: Josh Minott discusses college life, Larry Brown and NIL

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 22:18


    In this episode of Off the Boards, lead writer and host Christian Fowler and GT247 founder Brooks Hansen spoke with Memphis freshman Josh Minott to discuss his thoughts on name, image and likeness, the addition of Larry Brown and the adjustment to the college lifestyle.  Minott has been on campus for a little over a month now, and he gives the GT247 crew an in-depth look at what the process has looked like for him. Coming out of high school, Minott was ranked as the No. 36 overall player in the 2021 class, so the expectations will be relatively high for him next season.  With his size, skill and overall basketball IQ, the 6-foot-9 freshman has the potential to be a special collegiate player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Off the Boards: How will name, image and likeness affect Memphis sports?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2021 31:17

    In this episode of Off the Boards, host Christian Fowler and founder Brooks Hansen spoke with Opendorse program director Chris Kutz about name, image and likeness (NIL). So, what is Opendorse and how do they fit into the puzzle? "Opendorse provides technology to the athlete endorsement industry. We serve the full lifecycle of supporting athletes: educating, assessing, planning, sharing, creating, measuring, tracking, disclosing, regulating, listing, browsing, booking, and more.  Our industry-leading products – Opendorse Ready, Social, Monitor, and Deals – help athletes and their supporters understand, build, protect, and monetize their brand value." Recently, NIL has become a massive topic surrounding collegiate sports, and Kutz discussed at-length how it could affect the University of Memphis. Kutz said Memphis has one of the greatest examples in sports history when it comes to branding in head basketball coach Penny Hardaway. Kutz explains how Hardaway branded himself at a young age and how he is a perfect example for players to look at. Throughout the podcast, Kutz also breaks down how NIL will affect the entire landscape of college sports and recruiting.  Last week, the Tennessee House of Representatives passed a bill allowing student-athletes to use their name, image and likeness for payments, and the bill will now move along to the Senate.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Off the Boards: Brady White discusses his connection with Memphis, life outside of football

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2021 25:20

    In this episode of Off the Boards, lead writer Christian Fowler sits down with former Memphis quarterback Brady White to discuss his love for the city and his life outside of football. Throughout the episode, White explains why he chose to come to Memphis when he left Arizona State and how quickly the city accepted him. The former Tiger also talks about his drive and determination in the classroom. White got his Bachelors at Arizona State and then got his Masters Degree at Memphis before beginning on his Doctorate. In the interview, White explains why he chose to continue his education and go for his Doctorate at Memphis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Off the Boards: Brady White breaks down his three-year career at Memphis

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021 48:13

    In this episode of Off the Boards, lead writer Christian Fowler sits down with former Memphis quarterback Brady White to discuss his career at Memphis. White came to Memphis as a graduate transfer from Arizona State, and he became the best quarterback in school history. White left Memphis as the school's all-time leader in passing yards and touchdowns, and he led the team to a 28-11 record over three years. During his time at Memphis, White helped the Tigers to two conference championship games and three bowl games. Throughout the interview, White goes in-depth with Fowler about specific games and moments from each season. The two leave no stone unturned as they break down White's first game at Memphis, the Cotton Bowl, coaching change, COVID-19 and opt-outs among other topics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Ti20's Off the Boards: Zocko Littleton Jr Commitment

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2021 16:20

    In this episode of Off the Boards, host and lead writer Christian Fowler sits down with newest Memphis commit Zocko Littleton. The three-star guard chose Memphis over multiple high level offers, including Alabama and Georgia among others. Throughout the interview, Littleton discusses his relationship with Penny Hardaway and Cody Toppert, his work ethic and his favorite player to watch and mold his game after. The Memphis staff wants Littleton to transition from a combo guard to a point guard, and he certainly sounds up to the task. Memphis now has two guards committed from the 2022 class as the staff continues to identify players they believe fit the identity and the culture that's been built. If you listen to what the three-star guard has to say, it's clear that he's willing to work to be as good as possible at the next level. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Off the Boards: GT247 breaks down Memphis' addition of Earl Timberlake

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2021 10:38

    In this episode of Off the Boards, host and lead writer Christian Fowler and GT247 founder Brooks Hansen break down Memphis' addition of former Miami guard Earl Timberlake. In his freshman season with the Hurricanes, Timberlake averaged 9.3 points, five rebounds and 2.4 assists per game while shooting nearly 45 percent from the floor. Timberlake was limited to seven games last season due to injury, and he will have an opportunity to prove himself in the Bluff City. Coming out of high school, Timberlake was the No. 35 overall player in the country and many saw him as an NBA draft prospect before his injury. Fowler and Hansen explain how Timberlake fits into Memphis' offensive and defensive plans next to the returning players. The former Hurricane isn't a great shooter, but he excels in put backs, rebounds and defensive versatility. 247Sports recently rated Timberlake as the No. 6 overall player in the transfer portal, so this is obviously a massive addition for the Tigers. With the addition of Timberlake, Memphis has now added two high level transfers, and Hardaway and the staff will continue to pursue options in the NCAA transfer portal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tigers in 20 - Ep 107: Memphis poised for future success after impressive run

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2021 34:14

    In episode 107 of GT247's Tigers in 20, host and lead writer Christian Fowler, GoTigers247 founder Brooks Hansen and GoTigers247 digital content creator Kenny Stubblefield discuss the latest in Memphis football and basketball. To begin the episode, Fowler and Stubblefield discuss Memphis' last three National Invitation Tournament games against Boise State, Colorado State and Mississippi State. Stubblefield takes an in-depth look at what the Tigers have done recently to have success on both ends of the floor. Next, the two break down what the NIT Championship means for Penny Hardaway and the Tigers and Hansen joins to offer his thoughts. Hansen explains how it makes no sense that people are down after Memphis won the NIT. Although it wasn't an NCAA Tournament appearance, the crew explains the importance of the championship. It was clear over the last several games that Hardaway has finally established a culture and identity at Memphis. The trio breaks down how this can be a major stepping stone for Hardaway and the Tigers. Regardless of which players and coaches return next season, Memphis has an identity and the returning players will have a taste of success. With that being said, the returning players and staff will be able to teach the freshmen and any incoming transfers about how things are handled at Memphis. They now know how to practice, prepare and play like a winning basketball team. Finally, the GT247 crew teases an upcoming VIP podcast regarding the offseason, transfers, recruiting and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tigers in 20 - Ep 106: Will Boise State be Memphis' toughest NIT matchup?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2021 29:43

    In episode 106 of GT247's Tigers in 20, host and lead writer Christian Fowler and GoTigers247 digital content creator Kenny Stubblefield discuss the latest in Memphis football and basketball. To begin the episode, the duo recaps Memphis' first round win over Dayton on Saturday. The Tigers out-rebounded the Flyers 44-to-26, and they also had 15 more offensive rebounds which is one of the main reasons they came out with a win.  One of the biggest matchups to watch in the game was Memphis' guards vs. star guard Jalen Crutcher, and the Tigers shut him down. Fowler and Stubblefield break down how Memphis held him to six points and 3-of-10 shooting. Next, the GT247 crew shifts the focus to Memphis' upcoming game against Boise State. The Broncos defeated SMU by one point last week, and they will present a very difficult test for the Tigers. Boise State has a ton of length on their roster, and Derrick Alston Jr. and Emmanuel Akot are both long, skilled players who can give Memphis' defense trouble. Penny Hardaway and the staff will have to come up with a very solid game plan to slow down the Broncos' high powered offense. For the year, Boise State averages 76 points per game, so Memphis will have their hands full on Thursday night. Currently, the Tigers sit at a 4.5-point favorite, so it will likely be a tightly contested game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tigers in 20 - Ep 105: NIT breakdown, Jalen Crutcher and spring practice

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2021 38:32

    In episode 105 of GT247's Tigers in 20, host and lead writer Christian Fowler and GoTigers247 digital content creator Kenny Stubblefield discuss the latest in Memphis football and basketball. To begin the episode, Fowler and Stubblefield quickly recap the loss against Houston in the AAC tournament and move on to discussion revolving around Saturday's matchup against Dayton. Penny Hardaway and the No. 1 seed Tigers will match up against the No. 4 seed Dayton Flyers, and it's a very interesting game to look at. Memphian Jalen Crutcher had an incredible season for the Flyers, and the duo breaks down how he is the most important matchup of the game. Memphis is known for shutting down top guards on opposing teams, and they need a solid defensive performance against Crutcher. Fowler and Stubblefield also discuss other important matchups in the game, including the rebound and defensive battle. Anthony Grant is a brilliant head coach, so he and Hardaway will likely be in a chess match of coaching on Saturday. Both coaches have shown that they are very capable of making in-game adjustments, which will likely make this an interesting coaching matchup. Following the basketball discussion, the crew begins talking about Memphis coach Ryan Silverfield and the football team. The Tigers began spring practice on Sunday, and Fowler lets fans know where they can get the latest. Finally, the duo discusses former receivers coach John Simon and pro day, which includes Brady White, Kenneth Gainwell and Damonte Coxie among others. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tigers in 20 - Ep 104: Controversial discussion on Houston game & AAC tournament

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2021 46:49

    In episode 104 of GT247's Tigers in 20, host and lead writer Christian Fowler, GoTigers247 founder Brooks Hansen and GT247 digital content creator Kenny Stubblefield discuss the latest in Memphis football and basketball. To begin the episode, the trio discusses Memphis' heartbreaking loss against Houston. The Tigers played a solid game against the Cougars, but Tramon Mark hit a three-pointer right inside half court as time expired to beat Memphis. The GT247 crew explains that the small, mental mistakes put the Tigers in a bad position and allowed Houston to squeak by with a win. Memphis shot 50 percent from the free throw line and missed multiple easy buckets down low, which hurt them down the stretch. Hansen, Fowler and Stubblefield all give their takeaways from the game and what it means for Penny Hardaway and the Tigers going into the American Athletic Conference tournament.  Following the discussion of the Houston game, the crew moves on to the upcoming conference tournament. Memphis will have a first-round bye as the No. 3 seed, and they will play either UCF or East Carolina on Friday at 9 p.m. CST. Fowler explains why he is a bit worried about the Tigers in the conference tournament. Memphis has occasionally overlooked inferior opponents, and they can't afford to do that in a tournament where every team is fighting to play on Sunday. A potential rematch against Houston is very possible on Saturday, but the Tigers can't overlook the quarterfinal matchup. Finally, the trio gives their honest opinion on if Memphis will win the conference tournament or not. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tigers in 20 - Ep 103: Breaking down Memphis' massive matchup against No. 9 Houston

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2021 39:41

    In episode 103 of GT247's Tigers in 20, host and lead writer Christian Fowler and GoTigers247 founder Brooks Hansen discuss the latest in Memphis football and basketball. To begin the episode, Fowler and Hansen discuss Memphis' six-game winning streak and how they can put everything together going into the conference tournament. The Tigers picked up a 21-point win over South Florida earlier this week, and the biggest game of the season is coming up on Sunday against No. 9 Houston.  Penny Hardaway and the Tigers have won nine of their last 10 games, and they have won three consecutive games since returning from the 18-day COVID-19 pause. Memphis has been solid on both ends of the floor, but they must play one of the best games of the season to defeat one of the best teams in the country. Houston is nearly unbeatable at home, so the Tigers must do the unthinkable. If Memphis is able to pull off an upset win over the Cougars, then they will have a ton of momentum heading into the American Athletic Conference Tournament next week. Throughout the episode, the duo discusses both Boogie Ellis and Landers Nolley and what they can do to help Memphis beat Houston and make a run in the conference tournament. Ellis has hit 52 percent of his shots from deep since Memphis returned from the pause, and he has been the Tigers' best offensive weapon. Although Nolley is the team's leading scorer, he has been pretty quiet over the last several games. Despite players like Ellis stepping up on the offensive end of the floor, Memphis needs Nolley to be more of a dangerous scoring threat moving forward. Finally, the GT247 crew explains why they are so excited for Sunday's matchup, and both Fowler and Hansen believe it will be one of the better games this season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tigers in 20 - Ep 102: How Memphis got screwed by Houston and the AAC

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 26, 2021 24:50

    In episode 102 of GT247's Tigers in 20, host and lead writer Christian Fowler, GoTigers247 founder Brooks Hansen and GT247 digital content creator Kenny Stubblefield discuss the latest in Memphis football and basketball. To begin the episode, Fowler and Stubblefield break down the news of how the Memphis-Houston game got moved from the FedExForum to the Fertitta Center. GT247 broke the news on Friday morning, and it's a very slimy situation all around. In the duo's opinion, the American Athletic Conference feels like Houston and Wichita State have the best chance to get at-large bids in the NCAA Tournament, so they are protecting them at all costs. Instead of keeping the Memphis-Houston game a home game for the Tigers, they moved it to favor the Cougars. There is an argument that this rule was put in place before the season due to COVID-19, but it feels extremely shady regardless. After the first 10 minutes of the episode, Hansen is able to join, and he gives his full uncensored opinion on the topic. From Mike Aresco to Kelvin Sampson and ECU, Hansen goes in on the Memphis screwjob. Hansen explains how Memphis has done nothing wrong and done everything they were asked by the conference, but they still haven't been able to get a fair shake. Hansen also says that Memphis still hasn't heard anything about any games being rescheduled at this point, which isn't a good sign at all. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tigers in 20 - Ep 101: NCAA & AAC tournament discussion, Lomax & final eight games

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2021 71:32

    In episode 101 of GT247's Tigers in 20, host and lead writer Christian Fowler, GoTigers247 founder Brooks Hansen and GoTigers247 digital content producer Kenny Stubblefield discuss the latest in Memphis football and basketball. To begin the episode, the crew quickly recaps Memphis' win over East Carolina, but the center of the discussion is on Alex Lomax. The junior guard had 10 points, nine assists, five rebounds and five steals on Saturday, and he has been a major piece of the Tigers' turnaround. Fowler, Hansen and Stubblefield all give their takes on Lomax and how important his play has been for Memphis this season. The Memphis native has been extremely impressive on both ends of the floor, which has helped the team in a big way. Next, the trio gives their opinion on the NCAA and AAC tournament. There are still plenty of people holding out hope for Penny Hardaway and the Tigers to get an at-large bid in the NCAA Tournament, and the crew explains why that is very unrealistic at this point.  Hansen explains how the only way for the Tigers to get an at-large big would be for them to win out and for Houston to lose at least two games. Following the discussion on the NCAA Tournament, the crew explains how Memphis needs to run the table over the last eight games to get as good of a seed as possible for the conference tournament. If Memphis is able to lock down the two or three seed and get a first round bye, then they will have a much better chance to win the AAC tournament and get an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Finally, the trio answers questions that were asked on the site, including their thoughts on Boogie Ellis, football transfers Memphis' top 2022 targets and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Ti20 - Off the Boards: GT247 breaks down Memphis' addition of Roc Taylor

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2021 13:52

    In this episode of Off the Boards, host and lead writer Christian Fowler and GT247 veteran Jonah Jordan sit down to discuss three-star wide receiver Roc Taylor and his commitment to Memphis. Taylor signed with Memphis on National Signing Day after Tennessee pulled his offer on Tuesday, and he is the highest rated player in the Tigers' 2021 class. With the addition of Taylor, Memphis' 2021 class is up to No. 45 overall in the 247Sports Team Rankings. Taylor is currently ranked as the No. 440 overall player in the class and the No. 15 overall player from the state of Alabama. The three-star prospect was named first-team all-state in Alabama's Class 6A after racking up over 1,000 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns, and he also stood out during the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game practices. Throughout the podcast, Fowler and Jordan discuss what Taylor brings to Memphis' receiving corps with his size and ability to box out defenders. Taylor joins three-stars Cameron Wright and Tyrese Johnson as Memphis' receiver commits for the '21 class, and they all three have great size. With his big-bodied frame, Taylor has the ability to play outside receiver for the Tigers, and they can also slide him to tight end in certain packages if need be. Ryan Silverfield and the staff have built a spectacular '21 class, and Taylor is the cherry on top. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Ti20 - Ep. 100: Explaining how Memphis turned their season around & Brooks' return

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2021 52:09

    In episode 100 of GT247's Tigers in 20, host and lead writer Christian Fowler, GoTigers247 founder Brooks Hansen and GoTigers247 digital content producer Kenny Stubblefield discuss the latest in Memphis football and basketball. To begin the episode, Fowler and Stubblefield welcome Hansen back after a hiatus, and they begin to discuss Memphis' last two games against SMU and UCF. Hansen discusses the loss to the Mustangs and how the Tigers didn't play well enough to beat SMU twice in three days.  Hansen also drops some news regarding the officiating from the SMU game and how Memphis filed a complaint with the American Athletic Conference.  After the discussion of SMU, the trio moves on to the UCF game. On Monday, the Tigers defeated the Knights by 27 points, and the GT247 crew explains how Memphis played a perfect game. Alex Lomax, Lester Quinones, DeAndre Williams, Landers Nolley and Boogie Ellis were all very impressive on Monday, and the crew breaks down each of their performances and how they helped the Tigers get a massive win. The discussion of the UCF game leads to a breakdown of Memphis' performances since the win over Wichita State and how the team has completely turned the season around. Hansen gives some inside info on what the Tigers did during their long layoff and how that translated to success on the floor. Finally, the trio explains what Memphis is doing offensively and why it's been successful. Although people still believe Memphis is running the Lion offense, the GT247 crew explains the offensive sets that the Tigers are actually running that have been successful. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tigers in 20 - Ep 99: Memphis' three-game winning streak & season outlook

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2021 37:54

    In episode 99 of GT247's Tigers in 20, host and lead writer Christian Fowler and GoTigers247 digital content producer Kenny Stubblefield discuss the latest in Memphis football and basketball. To begin the episode, Fowler and Stubblefield break down Memphis' four-point win over SMU on Tuesday night. Despite trailing by 13 points in the first half, the Tigers were able to go on a 17-2 run and secure their first lead before the halftime break. After the half, Memphis and SMU went back and forth, but the Tigers were able to outlast the Mustangs. With the win over SMU, Memphis now has sole possession of second in the American Athletic Conference, and they are on an impressive three-game winning streak. Over the past three games, the Tigers have looked like a different team. Memphis has hit 10-plus threes in all of their last three contests, and they've also shot 50 percent or better from the floor in back-to-back games. The GT247 crew discusses performances from Moussa Cisse, Alex Lomax and DJ Jeffries among others. Cisse had his fourth career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds, Lomax led the team in scoring with 14 points and Jeffries seemingly got out of his shooting slump with 12 points. After the discussion of the standout players from the game, the duo takes a look forward to Memphis' second game of the week against SMU and explains what they can do to defeat the Mustangs once again. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tigers in 20 - Ep. 98: Biggest takeaways from Memphis' massive win

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2021 33:02

    In episode 98 of GT247's Tigers in 20, host and lead writer Christian Fowler and GoTigers247 digital content producer Kenny Stubblefield discuss the latest in Memphis football and basketball. To begin the episode, Fowler and Stubblefield discuss Memphis' massive 20-point win over Wichita State. The Shockers came into the game as the second best team in the AAC with a 4-1 conference record, but the Tigers dominated the game. Memphis has struggled to finish games this season, so I'm sure there weren't many fans holding their breath when the Tigers went into the half with a six-point lead. With Wichita State shooting terribly in the first half, there were likely many who expected the Shockers to came out and run away with the game in the second half. If that was you, then I can't really blame you. Memphis just blew a six-point halftime lead against Tulsa, but the Tigers came out in the second half and looked incredible. It was the Tigers' best performance in a half since the first game of the season against Saint Mary's, and the GT247 crew explains what Penny Hardaway and the Tigers need to do to sustain this success moving forward. Throughout the episode, the GT247 crew breaks down performances from Landers Nolley, Moussa Cisse, Alex Lomax and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tigers in 20 - Ep. 97: Tulsa breakdown, Nesbitt enrollment & biggest issues moving forward

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2021 37:03

    In episode 97 of GT247's Tigers in 20, host and lead writer Christian Fowler and GoTigers247 digital content producer Kenny Stubblefield discuss the latest in Memphis football and basketball. To begin the episode, Fowler and Stubblefield quickly recap the news of Jordan Nesbitt and his early enrollment at Memphis. Nesbitt is already on campus taking classes, and he will be eligible to practice and play for the remainder of the season. Next, the duo recaps Memphis' one-point loss to Tulsa. Although the Tigers played well in the second half, they couldn't find a way to finish out the Golden Hurricane. Memphis finished the game with a season-high 21 turnovers, which was the biggest reason they couldn't win the game. The GT247 crew explains how and why Memphis has had trouble finishing out games all season. Memphis has played in close games all year, but they seemingly can't find a way to win in the last 5-7 minutes of a game. This has been a recurring issue for Penny Hardaway and the Tigers all season, and they will continue to struggle if they can't figure something out. Finally, Fowler and Stubblefield take a look forward to Memphis' upcoming game against Wichita State. The Shockers have been surprisingly good this season despite firing head coach Gregg Marshall and losing multiple players to the transfer portal. Wichita State currently sits at second in the American Athletic Conference as Tyson Etienne and Alterique Gilbert have led the way for the Shockers. With the way they've played this season, this will likely be another close back-and-forth game for the Tigers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tigers in 20 - Off the Boards: Nesbitt speaks with GT247 about his decision to enroll early

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2021 24:00

    In this episode of Off the Boards, host and lead writer Christian Fowler and GT247 digital content creator Kenny Stubblefield sit down to discuss four-star guard Jordan Nesbitt and his decision to enroll at Memphis. Before breaking down the news, Fowler speaks with Nesbitt about his decision, and the four-star explains why it was best for him to go ahead and enroll at the university. GT247 broke the news that Nesbitt has already enrolled for the spring semester at Memphis, and Fowler and Stubblefield give their biggest takeaways on his decision. Nesbitt committed to Memphis on October 1 and signed with the program on November 11. It's fairly uncommon for a basketball player to enroll early, so the crew beaks down both the short and long-term effects this move may have on both the program and Nesbitt. Both Fowler and Stubblefield agree that this is a great move for both sides.  Instead of spending another meaningless semester in high school, Nesbitt will instead be at Memphis preparing for the future. The No. 56 overall player in the 2021 class will be able to learn the system and get to know his new teammates and coaches on and off the floor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tigers in 20 - Ep. 96: 20-day layoff, NBA Tigers & Calvin Austin

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2021 47:54

    In episode 96 of GT247's Tigers in 20, host and lead writer Christian Fowler, GT247 digital content producer Kenny Stubblefield and GT247 vet Jonah Jordan discuss the latest in Memphis football and basketball. To begin the episode, the crew discusses the Memphis-SMU postponement, which was the Tigers' third consecutive game to be pushed back. With the game against the Mustangs off, Memphis won't play their next game until Sunday against Tulsa which is 20 days from their last game. Fowler, Stubblefield and Jordan break down the positives and negatives of the 20-day layoff, and they also explain how difficult this will make the rest of the season. The UCF game was rescheduled, but now Memphis, SMU, Temple and the AAC have to figure out how/when to reschedule the games. Memphis' last scheduled game against Houston is in March, so they will have a month and a half to play the remaining 17 games on schedule. The trio breaks down how and why this can be problematic moving forward. Next, Fowler and Stubblefield talk about former Tigers James Wiseman and Precious Achiuwa. Wiseman has been a standout for the Golden State Warriors this season, and Achiuwa made his first start with the Miami Heat on Tuesday night. Achiuwa finished his first career start with a career high in minutes (36), points (17) and rebounds (13), and he showed that he can be a viable weapon for the defending Eastern Conference Champions moving forward. Finally, Fowler and Jordan move on to Memphis football and discuss the transfers of Obinna Eze and T.J. Carter. They give their opinions on what the transfers mean, and they also explain who they believe could step up to fill their respective roles next season. Before the episode wraps, Fowler and Jordan give the latest on Memphis wide receiver Calvin Austin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tigers in 20 - Ep. 95: How can Memphis continue to improve moving forward?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2020 52:21

    In episode 95 of GT247's Tigers in 20, host and lead writer Christian Fowler and GT247 digital content producer Kenny Stubblefield discuss the latest in Memphis football and basketball. Memphis coach Penny Hardaway and the Tigers got a massive one-point victory over South Florida earlier this week, and Fowler and Stubblefield break down the positives and the negatives from the conference win. As far as positives go, the duo breaks down performances from Alex Lomax, Lester Quinones and DeAndre Williams. Lomax has been bad for the majority of the season, but he was the biggest reason Memphis escaped with a victory.  Lomax was a massive presence on the defensive end of the floor, and Quinones and Williams combined for 19 points in the second half alone. The duo explains why these three players were so important and how important their energy and effort were during the game. Another positive Fowler and Stubblefield took away from the game was Hardaway's decision to shorten the rotation late in the game. Instead of trying to play nine or 10 players, Hardaway only allowed seven players to touch the floor late in the game, which is another major reason the Tigers won the game. Next, they begin discussing the negatives from the game, which center around the player of Landers Nolley and DJ Jeffries. Nolley hasn't been great offensively over the past several games, and he was nonexistent down the stretch against the Bulls. Jeffries has also struggled over the past two games offensively, and the duo explains why they believe he hasn't been as effective on offense. Finally, the GT247 crew gives their full synopsis from the 2020-2021 football season. Memphis coach Ryan Silverfield and the Tigers finished the year with an 8-3 record, and Memphis got their first bowl victory since the 2014 Miami Beach Bowl against BYU. Fowler gives grades for Silverfield's first year as a head coach, the outlook for next season and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Off the Boards: GT247 breaks down Gunnell's transfer to Memphis

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2020 21:50

    In this episode of Off the Boards, host and lead writer Christian Fowler and GT247 veteran Jonah Jordan sit down to discuss Grant Gunnell and his transfer to Memphis. The former Arizona quarterback transferred to Memphis on Thursday, and Fowler and Jordan break down what it means for the Tigers. With Brady White now gone, the addition of Gunnell is massive. Memphis was going to have a quarterback competition leading up to next season between former three-star prospect Keilon Brown and LSU transfer Peter Parrish, but Gunnell is now the best quarterback on roster. There will certainly still be a competition because head coach Ryan Silverfield and offensive coordinator Kevin Johns aren't going to hand Gunnell the starting job, but he has to be the heavy favorite to be Memphis' signal caller when the 2021-2022 season begins. Gunnell has the prototypical quarterback size at 6-foot-6, and he has a ton of arm talent and potential. In his limited number of starts with the Wildcats, he proved why he was a very highly touted prospect coming out of high school. Fowler and Jordan discuss what it says about Silverfield and staff now that they've landed transfers from Arizona and Michigan State. With Gunnell and former Spartans Devontae Dobbs and Julian Barnett on board, the staff is proving that they can land elite transfers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tigers in 20 - Ep. 94: Brutally honest breakdown of Memphis' ineptitude

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2020 59:28

    In episode 94 of GT247's Tigers in 20, host and lead writer Christian Fowler, GT247 founder Brooks Hansen, GT247 digital content producer Kenny Stubblefield and GT247 vet Jonah Jordan discuss the latest in Memphis football and basketball. To begin the episode, Fowler and Jordan discuss the recent additions of Michigan State transfers Devontae Dobbs and Julian Barnett. Dobbs and Barnett are the two highest-ranked player to ever commit and sign with Memphis, and coach Ryan Silverfield was able to do that in a matter of hours. Dobbs is a 6-foot-4, 304-pound offensive lineman and Barnett is a 6-foot-2 cornerback/wide receiver, and both players have the potential to make an immediate impact for the Tigers. Fowler and Jordan also go into detail about how much better Memphis has gotten thus far with the 2021 class and the two big time transfers. Next, the GT247 crew previews the Montgomery Bowl between Memphis and Florida Atlantic. The Tigers and the Owls will play on December 23 at 6:00 p.m. CST, and Memphis will be looking for their first bowl win since the 2014 Miami Beach Bowl. Throughout the preview of the game, Fowler, Jordan and Hansen break down why Memphis should win this game and what they need to do to ensure that they come back to Memphis victorious. This will be Brady White's last game in a Memphis uniform, so the players will likely give their all for him. After all the positivity in the football discussion, the mood and tone of the podcast shifts very quickly when the subject moves to basketball. Penny Hardaway and the Tigers lost a game that they definitely should've won against Tulsa, and the loss was a microcosim of the season up to this point. Memphis looked terrible offensively, and they made too many mistakes at the end of the game. The crew gives their thoughts on the loss, and they explain why they believe the Tigers are struggling so badly this year. From the coaching to the players and every aspect in between, the GT247 crew gives their brutally honest opinions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tigers in 20 - Ep 93: DeAndre Williams, Alex Lomax & rotations

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2020 29:14

    In episode 93 of GT247's Tigers in 20, host and lead writer Christian Fowler, GT247 founder Brooks Hansen and GT247 digital content producer Kenny Stubblefield discuss the latest in Memphis basketball following the Tigers' win over Tulane. To begin the episode, the crew recaps Memphis' six-point win over the Green Wave. Although the Tigers got off to a hot start, Tulane was able to come back and make it a one-point game before the half. Fowler, Hansen and Stubblefield give their biggest takeaways from the game, including the rotations, performances from bench players, DeAndre Williams' debut and more. In his first game as a Tiger, Williams was clearly a difference maker and likely would've had a massive stat line if he wasn't in foul trouble. The trio gives their opinion on the type of impact the Evansville transfer can have on the team for the rest of the season. After the Williams discussion, the GT247 crew discusses Alex Lomax. The junior guard has struggled for the majority of the season, and they explain what he's doing wrong and how Penny Hardaway can fix it. In Hansen's opinion, Hardaway needs to shorten the rotation. There are too many players coming off the bench that aren't making an impact, so Hardaway has to keep his best players on the floor if this team is going to be successful. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Ti20 Off the Boards - GT247 recaps 2021 signees, discusses top players

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2020 31:51

    In this episode of Off the Boards, host and lead writer Christian Fowler and GT247 veteran Jonah Jordan sit down to discuss Memphis' 2021 signees. The Tigers signed 15 players on Wednesday, and they locked down the majority of their top pledges. Memphis' highest rated commit – four-star Andrew Jones – signed, and they also received signatures from three-stars Tyrell Raby, Royce White and JP Martin among multiple others. It was a very successful day for the program as they secured most of what could potentially be the best class in school history. Throughout the episode, Fowler and Jordan discuss three-star offensive lineman Makylan Pounders and what he brings to the team. At 6-foot-6 and 295 pounds, Pounders is a massive human being who could compete for a starting job from day one. The duo also gives their opinion on which players will contribute most as freshmen and which players are the most underrated that signed on Wednesday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tigers in 20 - Episode 92: How can Memphis fix their offensive woes?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2020 48:31

    In episode 92 of GT247's Tigers in 20, host and lead writer Christian Fowler, GT247 founder Brooks Hansen and GT247 digital content producer Kenny Stubblefield discuss the latest in Memphis football and basketball. To begin the episode, the trio breaks down Memphis' loss against Auburn and explains what went wrong in that game. The Tigers' offense looked really good in the first half, but they couldn't get out of their own way after halftime. Memphis missed multiple easy dunks and layups, and Auburn took advantage of the mistakes. Penny Hardaway said he is taking back the reins of Memphis' offense, and the GT247 theorizes exactly what that means. With conference play beginning on Wednesday night, the crew explains what they want to see out of this team moving forward. They seem to have a lack of focus, which is something a team with this level of talent should never have. The crew also talks about DeAndre Williams and what he will bring to the floor if he is ruled eligible prior to the Tulane game. The NCAA is supposed to be voting on a rule on Wednesday that would make all transfers immediate eligible, which would be big news for Memphis. After the basketball discussion, the trio moves on to Memphis' 30-27 win over Houston on Saturday. Ryan Silverfield and the Tigers finished the regular season with a 7-3 record, and they will be playing in the Montgomery Bowl on December 23. Fowler explains why this season was way more successful than most fans seem to think, and he also breaks down Memphis' All-AAC selections and discusses a major snub. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tigers in 20 - Ep 91: UCA recap, Lomax struggles & Hardaway's rise

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2020 36:32

    In episode 91 of GT247's Tigers in 20, host and lead writer Christian Fowler, GT247 founder Brooks Hansen, GT247 digital content producer Kenny Stubblefield and GT247 veteran Jonah Jordan discuss the latest in Memphis football and basketball. To begin the episode, the crew recaps Memphis' win over Central Arkansas and gives their biggest takeaways from the game, including the play of DJ Jeffries, Alex Lomax and Jayden Hardaway among others. After massive shooting struggles through the first four games of the year, Jeffries looked like himself again against UCA. Although it was against an inferior opponent, it's good for Jeffries to build his confidence before AAC play begins. Through five games of his junior season, Lomax has struggled heavily, and the crew explains why he is struggling and how it can be fixed moving forward. Memphis is still looking for a consistent point guard, so it would be big for them if Lomax stepped up at some point this season. During last week's episode, Fowler, Hansen and Stubblefield raved about Jayden Hardaway, and he had his best game of the season against the Bears. Hardaway looked confident, decisive and efficient, and he can definitely be a contributor for the Tigers this season. Next, the topic shifts to football and Memphis' loss against Tulane in New Orleans. The Tigers have now lost two consecutive games in the Big Easy, but Fowler and Jordan explain why they are optimistic for the future. Ryan Silverfield has underwent the most unlucky year for a first-year head coach, and he should be able to turn things around next year. Although Memphis has struggled this season, they are still 6-3 and will go to a bowl game if they accept a bid. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tigers in 20 - Episode 90: Takeaways from Memphis' win over Arkansas St.

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2020 31:17

    In episode 90 of GT247's Tigers in 20, host and lead writer Christian Fowler, GT247 founder Brooks Hansen and GT247 digital content producer Kenny Stubblefield to discuss the latest in Memphis football and basketball. Penny Hardaway and the Tigers defeated Arkansas State by 29 points on Wednesday night, and the GT247 crew breaks down the good, bad and indifferent from the win inside FedExForum. Memphis' offense operated better as they finished the game with 21 assists, but the trio reiterates multiple times that it's hard to take too much away from this game because it was against such a bad opponent. Throughout the episode, Fowler, Hansen and Stubblefield also talk about the inefficient shooting from sophomores DJ Jeffries and Lester Quinones. Jeffries has struggled shooting the ball in all four game, and – despite having a great all-around game on Wednesday – Quinones struggled to knock down open shots once again. During the episode, the crew also breaks down performances from freshman Moussa Cisse, JUCO transfer Ahmad Rand – who played his first game with the team – and Jayden Hardaway. Cisse finished the game with 14 points and 10 rebounds, Rand looked like a potential difference maker on defense and on the boards and Hardaway proved that he is capable of making an impact this year. The trio goes into depth on all three players and what their individual roles can look like on the team this season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tigers in 20 - Ep 89: How will the 2020 season look for Memphis?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2020 47:56

    In episode 89 of GT247's Tigers in 20, host and lead writer Christian Fowler, GT247 founder Brooks Hansen GT247 digital content producer Kenny Stubblefield and the newest/oldest member of the team Jonah Jordan discuss the latest in Memphis football and basketball. To begin the episode, the crew recaps Memphis' performance in the Crossover Classic, and they explain what went wrong in losses against Western Kentucky and VCU. The Tigers looked incredible against a solid Saint Mary's team, but they looked like the 2019 version of the team in the final two games of the tournament. Hansen, Fowler and Jordan explain what Memphis needs to do in their two games this week against Arkansas State and Central Arkansas to look like they did against the Gaels. Throughout the discussion, the crew talks about point guard play, Moussa Cisse, Landers Nolley and more. After the basketball discussion, the topic switches to football and the 10-7 win over Navy on Saturday. For the first time in school history, Memphis defeated the Midshipmen in Annapolis, but it certainly wasn't a pretty win. The Tigers struggled running the ball, and they were only able to put up 10 points in a game that they should've won by double digits. In the win, the defense had their best performance of the season which is an encouraging sign. Jordan and Fowler break down the win over Navy, and they explain what they will be looking for from the Tigers moving forward. Following the win over Navy, Memphis will be in New Orleans, Louisiana this weekend to face Tulane. When Memphis traveled to face Tulane in 2018 they suffered an embarrassing loss, and the GT247 crew explains what the Tigers need to do to knock off the Green Wave. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tigers in 20 - Episode 88: Breaking down Memphis' loss to WKU

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2020 17:30

    In episode 88 of GT247's Tigers in 20, host and lead writer Christian Fowler and GT247 digital content producer Kenny Stubblefield break down Memphis' six-point loss to Western Kentucky in the semifinal of the Bad Boy Mowers Crossover Classic. To begin the episode, Fowler and Stubblefield explain why they believe the Tigers lost, including their struggles on the offensive end of the floor. Landers Nolley (25 points) and Boogie Ellis (14 points) were Memphis' only players with double digits in this game, and everyone else struggled on offense. The GT247 crew explains why they think Memphis' offense was ineffective in this game, and they also broke down what they can do better on Friday. Defensively, the Tigers played well once again, but they couldn't handle former five-star prospect Charles Bassey. Bassey dominated Memphis in the second half, and the team simply had no answer for him. Memphis was without Ahmad Rand (contact tracing), and they are still awaiting word on DeAndre Williams from the NCAA, and both of those players could've made a difference in this game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tigers in - 20 Ep 87: Recapping Memphis' 17-point win vs. St. Mary's

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2020 24:01

    In episode 87 of GT247's Tigers in 20, host and lead writer Christian Fowler, GT247 founder Brooks Hansen and GT247 digital content producer Kenny Stubblefield break down Memphis' 17-point win over Saint Mary's. The Tigers and the Gaels met in the first game of the Bad Boy Mowers Crossover Classic, and Memphis dominated the game. Although they started the game slow, Memphis controlled the game from the middle of the first half to the end of the game. Despite only being 5-point favorites, Memphis clearly showed who the best team was on Wednesday. Sophomore guard Boogie Ellis lead all scorers with 24 points, and he finished the game 6-of-7 from three. During the episode, the GT247 crew gives their instant takeaways from the game, and they also discuss performances from Ellis, Damion Baugh, DJ Jeffries, Moussa Cisse and more. Although Jeffries and Virginia Tech transfer Landers Nolley didn't have great offensive games, Memphis was still able to win by double digits, which says a lot about this team. Jeffries and Nolley are expected to be the two best scorers on the team, but that doesn't mean Penny Hardaway and the staff don't have multiple players who can catch fire.  With the win over Saint Mary's, the Tigers will be back in action at 11 a.m. CST on Thursday, and they will face the winner of Western Kentucky/Northern Iowa. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tigers in 20 - Episode 86: Crossover Classic, 2020 NBA Draft & 2021 signees

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2020 50:06

    In episode 86 of GT247's Tigers in 20, host and lead writer Christian Fowler, GT247 founder Brooks Hansen and GT247 digital content producer Kenny Stubblefield discuss the latest in Memphis football and basketball. To begin the episode, the crew discusses Memphis' 2021 signees. Jordan Nesbitt, Josh Minott, John Camden and Sam Ayomide all signed with the Tigers in the Early Signing Period, which was a huge win for Penny Hardaway and the staff. Fowler, Hansen and Stubblefield explain how big of a deal it is that all four players signed early and what it means for the remainder of Memphis' 2021 class. They also break down that the players will face less distractions with their recruitments wrapped up. Next, the trio moves on to the Bad Boy Mowers Crossover Classic, which will take place next week. Memphis will begin the tournament against Saint Mary's, and it should still be a nice start to the season despite so many teams dropping out. Throughout the discussion, the crew explains what they believe the lineups and rotation could look like. Hardaway is known for changing the lineups and rotations a lot early in the season, but he may not have the luxury to do that as much without scrimmage games before the tournament. Finally, the trio breaks down landing spots for Memphis' 2020 NBA Draft prospects – James Wiseman and Precious Achiuwa. Memphis hasn't had a player drafted since 2012, and they haven't had two players drafted in the first round since 2006. Wednesday will be a massive draft night for the university, and the GT247 crew breaks down the best fits for both players. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tigers in 20 - Episode 85: Williams' waiver & football season outlook

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2020 30:59

    In episode 85 of GT247's Tigers in 20, host and lead writer Christian Fowler, GT247 digital content producer Kenny Stubblefield discuss the latest in Memphis football and basketball. During last week's episode, the crew briefly discussed DeAndre Williams' waiver request, and they dive in much more detail in this episode. GT247 founder Brooks Hansen posted a VIP update this week on the NCAA waiver situation and how it affects Williams, so Fowler and Stubblefield break down that update. Fowler and Stubblefield also discuss the role Williams could potentially play if he is deemed eligible by the NCAA. With his versatility and leadership, the duo believes he will be a major addition for Penny Hardaway and the staff. LISTEN TO THE FULL EPISODE HERE Following the discussion of Williams, the crew switches gears to football. Memphis coach Ryan Silverfield and the Tigers were demolished last weekend by Cincinnati, so Fowler and Stubblefield discuss the game against the Bearcats and what went wrong. Next, they break down the rest of the seasons and attempt to set expectations for the 2020-2021 football season. Fowler compares this season to the 2018 season, which is when the Tigers lost for the second consecutive time against UCF in the AAC Championship Game. Although Memphis finished the regular season 8-4, they won the AAC West, and it looked like they were going to win the conference championship early in the game against the Knights. With so much adversity surrounding this season and with a first-year coach in Silverfield, Fowler believes this season could look very similar. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tigers in 20 - Episode 84: DeAndre Williams, '22 recruiting & Cincinnati

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2020 43:56

    In episode 84 of GT247's Tigers in 20, host and lead writer Christian Fowler, GT247 founder Brooks Hansen and digital content producer Kenny Stubblefield discuss the latest in Memphis football and basketball. To begin the episode, the crew recaps Memphis' 12-point win over Temple and give their opinions on Memphis' performance in the game. Although the Tigers started the game slow, they scored 31 points in the second half to defeat the Owls. Fowler, Hansen and Stubblefield break down Brady White, the young receiving core and more from Saturday's win. Following the discussion of the Temple game, they switch their focus to this week's matchup against No. 7 Cincinnati. The GT247 trio discusses what Memphis needs to do to get a major win over the Bearcats, and they break down how the Tigers matchup on the offensive and defensive side of the ball. After the football discussion, Fowler and Hansen answer questions that were asked on the message boards this week. Throughout the Q&A, Fowler and Hansen answer questions about Memphis-Cincinnati, DeAndre Williams, 2022 basketball recruiting, Damonte Coxie and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tigers in 20 - Episode 83: Skyy Clark, Damonte Coxie and Temple

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2020 40:19

    In episode 83 of GT247's Tigers in 20, host and lead writer Christian Fowler, GT247 founder Brooks Hansen and digital content producer Kenny Stubblefield discuss the latest in Memphis football and basketball. To begin the episode, Hansen discusses the scholarship situation in college sports and how it will affect the landscape of recruiting for the next 5 years. The NCAA passed a legislation stating that everyone has an extra year of eligibility, which will drastically impact recruiting for the next several years.  Hansen explains why this is important for high school players and offers advice for the upcoming recruiting classes. Next, the crew discusses five-star guard Skyy Clark and his recruitment. Clark is expected to announce his decision on Thursday, and the trio gives the latest on his recruitment. Following the discussion of Clark, Fowler, Hansen and Stubblefield explain how Penny Hardaway and the staff have been so successful thus far in the 2021 class. They also give insight on what the rest of the class could potentially look like as far as numbers go. After discussing basketball, the topic shifts to Ryan Silverfield and the football team. Although the Tigers defeated UCF last weekend, they are now without their number one wide receiver. Damonte Coxie announced earlier this week that he is leaving the program to prepare for the 2021 NFL Draft, and the crew discusses the impact of this move. The GT247 team also breaks down how impressive the receivers were on Saturday and discuss which players have to step up moving forward. Finally, the trio gives their predictions for what will happen on Saturday when the Tigers face Temple. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tigers in 20 - Off the Boards: Interview with newest Memphis commit Sam Ayomide

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2020 11:35

    In this episode of Off the Boards, host and lead writer Christian Fowler is joined by four-star center and newest Memphis commit Sam Ayomide to discuss his decision to choose the Tigers and more. Ayomide is the Tigers' fourth commitment for the 2021 class as he joins fellow commits John Camden, Josh Minott and Jordan Nesbitt. Memphis' class moves up eight spots to No. 3 overall with the addition of Ayomide. The four-star center moved to the United States from Nigeria when he was 13, and he discusses how difficult that journey has been throughout the interview. Ayomide also discusses his relationship with the Camden family and how they've helped mold him into the player and person he is. GT247 traveled to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania last week to film a commitment video and one-on-one interview with the big man, and we were very impressed with what we saw. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tigers in 20 - Off the Boards: Breaking down Sam Ayomide's commitment to Memphis

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2020 19:46

    In this episode of Off the Boards, lead writer and host Christian Fowler is joined by GT247 founder Brooks Hansen and GT247 digital content creator Kenny Stubblefield to break down four-star center Sam Ayomide's commitment to Memphis. Memphis coach Penny Hardaway and the staff landed their fourth commitment for the 2021 class on Tuesday in Ayomide. With the addition of the big man, the Tigers' 2021 class is now up to No. 3 overall in the 247Sports Team Rankings. Throughout the episode, the GT247 crew discusses their trip to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and what they learned about the type of player and person Ayomide is. The trio also breaks down what Ayomide will bring to the floor at Memphis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tigers in 20 - Off the Boards: Breaking Down Jordan Nesbitt's Commitment

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2020 17:42

    In this episode of Off the Boards, lead writer and host Christian Fowler is joined by GT247 founder Brooks Hansen and GT247 digital content creator Kenny Stubblefield to break down four-star guard/forward Jordan Nesbitt's commitment to Memphis. Memphis coach Penny Hardaway and the staff were able to lock up their second commit in as many days, which has their 2021 class up to No. 9 in the 247Sports Team Rankings. With Nesbitt, John Camden and Josh Minott in the fold, Memphis' 2021 class is really starting to take shape. Throughout the episode, the GT247 crew discusses what Nesbitt brings to Memphis, how he fits with the Tigers' current commits and where he could end up in the rankings. The crew also explains why they are excited to see Nesbitt on the floor in Memphis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tigers in 20 - Off the Boards: Interview with newest Memphis commit John Camden

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2020 6:25

    In this episode of Off the Boards, host and lead writer Christian Fowler is joined by Memphis' newest commit John Camden. The three-star forward is the Tigers' second commit in the 2021 class, and he fills multiple needs for the team. With his size and shooting ability, Camden can space the floor, but he is also a versatile defender and finisher. Throughout the interview, Camden discusses why he chose Memphis and how it is the perfect fit for him. The Memphis commit also talks about his relationship with Memphis coach Penny Hardaway and assistant coach Cody Toppert. Camden also adds that he has been talking to four-star Jordan Nesbitt – who is set to make a decision on Thursday. Camden's commitment brings Memphis up to the No. 26 overall class for 2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tigers in 20 - Off the Boards: Breaking down John Camden's commitment

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2020 14:30

    In this episode of Off the Boards, lead writer and host Christian Fowler is joined by GT247 founder Brooks Hansen and GT247 digital content creator Kenny Stubblefield to break down three-star forward John Camden's commitment to Memphis. Penny Hardaway and the staff were able to lock up Camden's commitment on Wednesday, which was a big get for the Tigers. Memphis has prioritized the forward for some time now, and he is a perfect match with fellow commit Josh Minott. Throughout the episode, Fowler, Hansen and Stubblefield discuss what Camden means to the '21 class and what type of impact he could potentially make. They also discuss his ranking in the '21 class and what they expect to happen now that he is committed to the Tigers. Memphis' '21 class is now up to No. 26 overall in the 247Sports Team Rankings, and the Tigers have another top priority – four-star Jordan Nesbitt – announcing on Thursday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tigers in 20 - Episode 82: Can Memphis land a top three class for 2021?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2020 39:36

    In episode 82 of GT247's Tigers in 20, host and lead writer Christian Fowler, GT247 founder Brooks Hansen and digital content producer Kenny Stubblefield discuss the latest in Memphis football and basketball. To begin the episode, the crew explains that they will do a hypothetical episode on Memphis' 2021 recruiting class. With no football for at least another week, the trio takes an opportunity to talk all things 2021 Memphis basketball recruiting. Memphis coach Penny Hardaway and the staff have already landed one '21 commit in four-star Josh Minott, but the GT247 crew poses the question 'how good can the 2021 class be?' With Minott already on board, the Tigers are off to a great start, but the class could very well end up being a top five – or even a top three – class. The Tigers top targets for 2021 are Sam Ayomide, Jordan Nesbitt, and John Camden. Hardaway and the staff have prioritized those players for some time now, and they are among the top schools for all three. Nesbitt is scheduled to make a commitment on his birthday – October 1 – and Ayomide and Camden could certainly make their college decisions before 2022. There is also a class of 2022 player that could reclass to '21 that Memphis has a very good shot at landing – five-star Skyy Clark. Memphis recently made up a ton of ground with the five-star, and he is set to announce a commitment on October 22. Although there is a ton of competition for Clark, Memphis is in a good spot. If Memphis HYPOTHETICALLY lands those four prospects to go along with Minott, they would almost certainly finish with a top three to five class. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tigers in 20 - Episode 81: Jordan Nesbitt, Deebo Coleman & Memphis football outlook

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2020 37:21

    In episode 81 of GT247's Tigers in 20, host and lead writer Christian Fowler, GT247 founder Brooks Hansen and digital content producer Kenny Stubblefield discuss the latest in Memphis football and basketball. To begin the episode, the crew discusses the state of the Memphis football program following all football activities being paused and the Houston game being postponed. Fowler and Hansen give their opinions on how missing the Houston game affects the rest of the season. Instead of playing a conference opener early in the season, Memphis will now play on the road against an inferior opponent – UTSA – next week. Following the game against the Roadrunners, Memphis will play their conference opener on the road against SMU. The postponement of the Houston game gives Memphis another week to work out the kinks and shake off the rust, which could be a positive moving forward. After the football discussion, the trio moves on to basketball recruiting. In the past few days, four-star Dallan "Deebo" Coleman included the Tigers in his top 11, and fellow four-star Jordan Nesbitt announced he will be making his commitment on October 1. Hansen explains which player Memphis may be prioritizing more at this time, and he also hints at where Memphis is in Nesbitt's recruitment. During the recruiting discussion, the crew also talks about Memphis priority Sam Ayomide, and they also hit on Carter Whitt – who is picking up Crystal Balls to Nebraska. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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