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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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    GoTigers247's Behind Enemy Lines Ep 8: Guerry Smith w/ NOLA.com

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 26:57


    Welcome to Behind Enemy Lines Episode 8. In this episode we are joined by Guerry Smith, Tulane beat writer for NOLA.com and the publisher of "The Wave Report." Guerry is a lifelong New Orleans resident and has covered the Tulane Green Wave since 2011. Guerry has covered the Tulane Green Wave football team during some pretty up and down years, so we spent quite a bit of time talking about the resurgence that Tulane is experiencing this year. They come into the game against the Tigers with a record of 6-1, 3-0 in the AAC. They picked up enough votes in the AP poll to be ranked #25 for the first time in over twenty years. Tulane's resurgence can be attributed to the play of quarterback Michael Pratt and running back Tyjae Spears. Tulane also went heavy in the transfer portal this year bringing in ten players that are contributing to the team this year. Maryland transfer wide receiver Dea Dea McDougle has joined Michael Pratt, his high school teammate, and has added another threat to the offense. He has 16 receptions for 187 yards and 1 touchdown. They also boast a highly aggressive defense led by linebackers Dorian Wiliams and Nick Anderson. Memphis and Tulane have played 37 games against each other in their history, and Memphis owns a lead of 24 wins to 13 losses. Memphis comes into this game with a record of 4-3, 2-2 in the AAC. Guerry believes the biggest matchup in the game will be if Memphis' wide receivers can stretch the field on the Tulane secondary. He believes that this Tulane team is the best tackling team he has ever seen, and does not believe Memphis will be able to run the ball well against Tulane. Tulane has only given up 30 explosive plays this year, but in their previous week's game against USF, quarterback Jerry Bohanon was lighting up the Tulane secondary. Tulane pulled away in the second half due to an injury to Bohanon. He believes Memphis has the quality quarter in Seth Henigan and tall, physical receivers that could give Tulane a tough matchup. He expects that if Tulane comes in focused and not overwhelmed by the national attention they have been receiving, the Tigers will have a tough time beating Tulane on the road in New Orleans. About Behind Enemy Lines Behind Enemy Lines is a GoTigers247 audio podcast where we interview beat writers that cover Tiger opponents. The podcast is recorded the week prior to the game so listeners will get the most up to date information for the specific matchup. You can listen to any of our podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Megaphone. Make sure to subscribe, leave a comment and spread the word about Tigers in 20 and Off the Boards. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ti20 Off the Boards: 2023 G Ryan Forrest

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 19:03


    Penny Hardaway secured his first commitment for the 2023 Class in 3-star guard Ryan Forrest. Ryan is a senior at the newly established Link Academy based out of Branson, Missouri. Ryan originally played for Marion High School in Marion, Arkansas, but made the move to the elite academy during the summer of 2022. Ryan is a 6'3 shooting guard that plays a physical, aggressive and bouncy game. Ryan shares with GT247 about his decision to move to Link Academy and how playing with a roster of extremely talented players has already helped him develop his work ethic and game to a different level. Ryan grew up in the Memphis area and has been a fan of the Memphis Tigers for years. He describes the day he received an offer from Penny after an unofficial visit and how excited he was to potentially wear the Tiger uniform in college. He tells GT247 that he didn't allow himself to gloat in receiving the offer, but he was reinvigorated to continue to work hard and get himself ready to play college ball. Ryan describes himself as a tough, athletic guard who loves to attack the paint and defend hard. His mentality towards defense is that he takes pride in shutting other players down and frustrating them. He sees the Memphis style of play as a style that fits his game totally. The speed and space the Tigers employ on the offense end, plus the aggressive team defense is what sold him on accepting the offer to play for Penny Hardaway and the Tigers. About Off the Boards: Off the Boards is a video/audio segment where GT247 sits down with local and national sports figures. Typically, Off the Boards has been a video segment, but we are now turning it into an audio podcast as well to better meet the needs of all of our followers. This new format will allow all of GT247's content to be more accessible to listeners. You can listen to any of our podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Megaphone. Make sure to subscribe, leave a comment and spread the word about Tigers in 20 and Off the Boards. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    GoTigers247's Tigers on Tap Ep 13: Houston Review/ECU Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 60:13


    Welcome to Tigers on Tap Episode 13. In this episode TJ and Trey review a horrifying loss to Houston on Friday, October 7th. Memphis was double digits heading into the final five minutes of the game, and Trey and TJ detail ALL the things that had to go perfect for Houston to come back. If the Tigers had made one of those plays go in their favor they could have sealed the game in their favor. Both of the guys were incredibly frustrated by the lack of finishing the Tigers showed against Houston. There were multiple drives that ended with field goals inside the 10-yard line instead of touchdowns, but they both believe the offense showed a different level of creativity in the game. Gabe Rodgers has proven himself to be a successful big playmaker for the Tigers' offense. Both guys are extremely frustrated with the special teams play. Even though Chris Howard kicked multiple field goals for the Tigers, once again the Tigers' kickoff coverage team let them down. Giving up the kickoff return touchdown to Houston in the fourth quarter provided Houston with the confidence it needed to continue to fight. The Tigers rank very low in all of FBS football. In the second segment, TJ and Trey break down the ECU game. They both believe Memphis and ECU are evenly matched and both teams are coming off heartbreaking losses. ECU comes in the game at 3-3 on the season after dropping an AAC matchup against Tulane 24-9. ECU has a dynamic offense led by QB Holton Ahlers and running back Keaton Williams. The line opened up at -4.5 in ECU's favor. TJ is hopeful that the resurgent Tiger defense can hold the ECU offense at bay. The Tigers' defense has gameplanned well over the past few weeks, and have held their opponent's running games to below 100 yards in those games. TJ and Trey believe that the Tigers' offense can take advantage of an ECU secondary that has given up multiple big plays each game. TJ expects the Tigers to win 24-17. Trey expects the Tigers to win 28-24. About Tigers on Tap Tigers on Tap is a podcast for fans by fans. Trey Lasley and TJ Willis are lifelong Memphis fans and share their perspective of the happenings in Tiger athletics from a fan perspective. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    GoTigers247's Behind Enemy Lines Ep 7: Stephen Igoe w/ Hoist the Colours

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 31:08


    Welcome to episode 7 of GoTigers247's Behind Enemy Lines. In this episode, GT247 is joined by Stephen Igoe, the owner/writer for Hoist the Colours, the ECU 247Sports affiliate. Stephen discusses East Carolina's season so far. East Carolina comes into the game with a record of 3-3. In Week 6, ECU lost to Tulane in New Orleans in their AAC matchup 24-9. Stephen discusses the vibe around the program right now. He describes the players as "pissed off" because of their poor performance in the Tulane game. The ECU team is led by a bunch of veterans, notably QB Holton Ahlers, who came into this year believing that they would contend for a conference championship. Stephen believes the the ups and downs on the season can be contributed to the up and down nature of the ECU offense. East Carolina is loaded with talented players. We mentioned Ahlers before, but ECU also has a talented running back, Keaton Mitchell, a big rangy receiver in Isaiah Winstead, and a do everything TE in Oklahoma transfer Ryan Jones. Even with such a talented roster, the offense lives and dies by the play of Holton Ahlers. Stephen believes that if Ahlers can limit ill-timed interceptions and make very few mistakes, ECU can beat any team in the AAC. Stephen believes this game is a must win for both teams. With Memphis coming off a gut-wrenching loss against Houston and ECU losing to Tulane, both teams need to show the ability to bounce back from devastating losses. He believes this game has the ability to set the winner up for success the rest of the season, but will also leave the loser with uncertainty about where to go from the rest of the way. About Behind Enemy Lines Behind Enemy Lines is a GoTigers247 audio podcast where we interview beat writers that cover Tiger opponents. The podcast is recorded the week prior to the game so listeners will get the most up to date information for the specific matchup. You can listen to any of our podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Megaphone. Make sure to subscribe, leave a comment and spread the word about Tigers in 20 and Off the Boards. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ti20 Off the Boards: Defensive end Jaylon Allen

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 20:00


    Welcome to the latest episode of Ti20's Off the Boards. In a break from the normal Game Balls episode, GT247 is joined by 5th year senior, defensive end Jaylon Allen. Jaylon has been on the Tiger team since 2018, and has seen it all. Coming out of a rough weekend for the Tigers, as they dropped a heartbreaker of a game to the Houston Cougars, Jaylon expounds on his profound post-game press conference statements. Jaylon spoke about the team needing to "soak in the pain" for a night, and then come back together ready to go back to war. Jaylon shares his thoughts on what happened Friday night. How did the the Tigers lose such a big lead to the Cougars? How did the team respond immediately after the game? Jaylon shares his answers to all these questions, and gives insight into how the team needs to learn lessons from this loss and take it forward to the next games on the schedule. Jaylon shares what he thinks needs to be changed following Friday night's loss. He also talks about the goals the Tigers have and his feelings on whether or not those goals are still attainable. About Off the Boards: Off the Boards is a video/audio segment where GT247 sits down with local and national sports figures. Typically, Off the Boards has been a video segment, but we are now turning it into an audio podcast as well to better meet the needs of all of our followers. This new format will allow all of GT247's content to be more accessible to listeners. You can listen to any of our podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Megaphone. Make sure to subscribe, leave a comment and spread the word about Tigers in 20 and Off the Boards. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    GoTigers247's Tigers on Tap Ep 12: Temple Review/Houston Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 67:24


    Welcome to Tigers on Tap Episode 12. In this episode, Trey and TJ review the Tigers' gritty 24-3 win over Temple in Week 5 and preview the upcoming matchup against pre-season AAC favorite, Houston Cougars. Houston was ranked in the Top 25 coming into the year, but comes into the game against the Tigers with a 2-3 record. The Tigers are favored to win the game on Friday night at Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium. In the first segment, TJ and Trey review the Temple game. For the second straight game, the Tigers' offense struggled to maintain any sustained momentum. For the first time in a long time, the Tigers went into halftime with zero points on the board. The Tigers' defense played inspired and kept Temple out of the endzone the entire game. They also forced three more turnovers continuing the trend of forcing opponents' turnovers and protecting the ball themselves. The Tigers are second in the nation in turnover margin at +9 on the season. TJ and Trey talk about the issues the offense is having. What are the trends they see that concern them? How can the Tigers fix the offensive woes? In the second segment, TJ and Trey preview the upcoming Week 6 game against the Houston Cougars. Houston and Memphis have faced off numerous times in the AAC, and all that will come to an end this year as Houston exits the AAC and moves to the Big 12. The Tigers come into this game on a four game winning streak, but the next three games will be the toughest stretch during their 2022 season. Houston has underwhelmed this year so far after being picked to win the AAC conference this year. They come in at 2-3 on the year, 0-1 in the AAC. TJ and Trey discuss the matchups they are most interested in seeing during this game. Houston lost their most talented defensive lineman at the beginning of the year, but still boast a fast and aggressive defensive front seven. The Tigers have struggled on the offensive line to protect Seth Henigan and open up holes for the run game. Trey and TJ discuss the Tigers' evolving offensive strategy and what types of wide receiver routes would be effective to stifle the Houston defense. Trey and TJ are both concerned with how the Tigers' secondary will be able to stop Nathaniel "Tank" Dell Jr, the prolific Houston wide receiver. Clayton Tune, the starting quarterback for Houston, has also proven himself to be a capable runner this year, and TJ and Trey discuss how the Tigers' defense needs to shore up their strategy against a quarterback who can be a dual threat. TJ predicts the Tigers will win 27-24 in a close, tough game against a talented, but fractured, Houston team. Trey predicts that the Tigers will win 30-28. About Tigers on Tap Tigers on Tap is a podcast for fans by fans. Trey Lasley and TJ Willis are lifelong Memphis fans and share their perspective of the happenings in Tiger athletics from a fan perspective. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    GoTigers247's Behind Enemy Lines Ep 6: Rob Sellers with CougarsDigest.com

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 28:52


    Welcome to Behind Enemy Lines Episode 6. GoTigers247 is joined by Rob Sellers from CougarsDigest.com as the Tigers face off against Houston Cougars at Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium on Friday, October 7th. Houston was ranked in the Top 25 during the preseason and was picked to win the AAC Championship this year, but things have not gone well for them so far. The Cougars sit at 2-3 on the season, and 0-1 in the AAC after a frustrating OT loss to Tulane in Week 5. There has been plenty of frustration for everyone involved in the program, but head coach Dana Holgorsen has received a majority of the blowback. Houston brings back quarterback Clayton Tune and wide receiver Nathaniel Dell Jr to an offense that has normally been extremely potent. The Cougars lost star running back Alton McCaskill in the preseason to a knee injury, and Tune has struggled to find open receivers down the field. Houston fans have described the offense as "bland" and are frustrated with the offensive line play as the Cougars have had to replace multiple offensive linemen over the past few years. Rob speaks about the unfortunate penalty issues that the Cougars have experienced during their five games. He says most of the penalties come from a lack of awareness or just plain bad luck. He believes that if the Cougars can limit their penalty issues against the Tigers, they will have a better chance of winning the game. The defense boasts a strong and aggressive front seven, but opponents' offenses have targeted that aggressiveness with short dump off passes. He believes the matchup between the Tigers' offensive line and the Cougars' defensive line will be the matchup that will determine the outcome of the game. If the Tigers can exert their will at the line of scrimmage, he believes Seth Henigan can pick apart a secondary that has routinely had issues covering receivers down the field. Obviously, the offensive line has been a point of concern for the Tigers, alongside the route running ability of receivers. Can the Tigers' receivers gain separation from Houston in the secondary and exploit their deficiencies? Rob believes the Tigers should absolutely be expected to win the game. He shares that he believes the Cougars are talented enough to "wake up" at some point during this season, but the concern for him is that the Cougars are not as talented as believed in the preseason. About Behind Enemy Lines Behind Enemy Lines is a GoTigers247 audio podcast where we interview beat writers that cover Tiger opponents. The podcast is recorded the week prior to the game so listeners will get the most up to date information for the specific matchup. You can listen to any of our podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Megaphone. Make sure to subscribe, leave a comment and spread the word about Tigers in 20 and Off the Boards. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ti20's Game Balls Ep 5: Seth Henigan & Greg Rubin

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 42:39


    Welcome to Ti20's Game Balls Episode 5. GoTigers247 is joined by quarterback Seth Henigan and cornerback Greg Rubin as they receive the game balls for their performance in the 24-3 win over Temple in Week 5 of the 2022 college football season. Seth Henigan went 24/45, 195 yards and 1 touchdown. He also carried the ball 19 times for 60 yards. Seth breaks down his performance in the Temple game, and shares how frustrated he was to look up at halftime and see zero points on the board for the Tigers. He talks about how he has never really experienced that before, and how he kept the offense even keeled during a halftime where frustration could have gotten the better of them. He's a firm believer in everyone owning their individual mistakes, and he believes the Tigers are really good at that. He encouraged everyone to forget previous plays and to look forward to the next. Kenny and Seth talk through the idea of being a leader when everything is going well compared to when the game was a grind and struggle. He is encouraged that the Tigers are finishing games and winning. He understands that most fans love a frontrunning offense that is running up the scores on opponents, but he cares more about winning than he does about putting up ridiculous stats. Seth believes the Tigers have great chemistry and camaraderie and are able to stick together even when the offense isn't performing to their standards. Seth is not satisfied with the offense's performance and believes they are continuing to work on getting better each game. Native Memphian, Greg Rubin, joins GoTigers247 in the second segment. Greg is a former White Station High School football star and is in his second year playing for his hometown team. Greg ended the Temple game with 8 tackles, 5 solo, and was a menace the entire game in the backfield and as the nickelback covering the middle of the field. Greg shares how much he loves wearing the Memphis name on his chest every week. He has always wanted to represent his city because he knows how hard it is for kids that grew up like him to make it out. He shared how he wants to be an inspiration for those young kids to understand that if they work hard and do right, they can make it out like him. Greg is pleased with the direction of the defense in the last few games. He thinks the defense is starting to find a groove in the new Matt Barnes scheme, and shares how hard they are working to keep it going. He is pleased with the takeaways that the Memphis' defense has produced this year. He takes pride in being a part of the plays where others are getting interceptions, but can't wait until he gets his own. About Ti20 Game Balls: Ti20 Game Balls is a GoTigers247 audio podcast where we hand out game balls to the top performing athletes from the previous week and get their insight into the game. You can listen to any of our podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Megaphone. Make sure to subscribe, leave a comment and spread the word about Tigers in 20 and Off the Boards. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    GoTigers247's Tigers on Tap Ep 11: UNT Review/Temple Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 59:13


    Welcome to Tigers on Tap Episode 11. In this episode TJ and Trey review the Tigers' 44-34 win over the University of North Texas, and preview the upcoming conference matchup against the Temple Owls on Saturday, October 1st. In the first segment, TJ and Trey break down the Tigers' win over UNT. Both guys were disappointed in the play of the offense. UNT came into the game giving up an average of close to 500 yards a game, but were outgained by UNT 473-334. QB Seth Henigan struggled during the game to find open receivers and was sacked three times during the game. The defense, overall, had a better game than the offense. Even though they gave up 473 yards of total offense to UNT, 5th year seniors Zay Cullens and Jaylon Allen scored touchdowns for the defense with two interceptions returned for a touchdown. Trey and TJ both believe the secondary for the Tigers will keep getting picked apart unless the defensive line creates more pressure. They both reiterate, though, that wins are the most important thing, no matter the final score. In the end, even after a disappointing game, the Tigers go into their matchup against Temple with a 3-1 record. In the second segment, TJ and Trey preview the upcoming matchup against Temple. One notable starter for the Owls this year is true freshman EJ Warner who has assumed the starting quarterback role taking over for D'Wan Mathis. TJ does not believe Temple has the roster to hang with the Tigers in this game, but they are concerned by the play of the defense as of late. EJ Warner is a good enough quarterback to take advantage of bad cornerback play and a lack of pressure by the defensive line. Both guys believe Memphis will win the game, but there are so many questions left up in the air about the Tigers' team, guessing a final score is a hard task. TJ believes the Tigers will win 38-17. Trey predicts the Tigers to win 49-21. About Tigers on Tap Tigers on Tap is a podcast for fans by fans. Trey Lasley and TJ Willis are lifelong Memphis fans and share their perspective of the happenings in Tiger athletics from a fan perspective. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    GoTigers247's Behind Enemy Lines Ep 5; Ryan Wallen w/ OwlsDaily.com

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 43:59


    Welcome to GoTigers247's Behind Enemy Lines Episode 5. In this episode we are joined by Ryan Wallen of OwlsDaily.com, the 247Sports affiliate for Temple University. In the first segment, Kenny and Ryan discuss the history behind the Temple/Memphis matchup. Both teams have played each other 7 times and Temple currently leads the series 4-3. Ryan discusses how the game between the Tigers and Owls is always a dogfight, and no matter each team's win/loss record, both team's fan base can expect a hard fought game. Ryan talks about the coaching change that Temple has experienced this year with the hiring of Stan Drayton as the head coach. He describes Drayton as a coach that wants to reignite the ground and pound mentality in the Temple Owls. He believes that over the past few years, the Temple football team has had moments where they have given up at the end of a game, and how that is so against the culture of Philadelphia and Temple University. The Temple team comes into this matchup with a 2-2 record, but Ryan believes that if a few things had gone the Owls way, they could easily be at 3-1 on the season. Ryan discusses the emergence of EJ Warner as the starting quarterback for Temple. He has replaced former Temple quarterback, D'Wan Mathis, and has shown flashes of the strong pedigree he comes from as the son of former NFL MVP Kurt Warner. EJ has taken major steps to show he is ready to play even as a true freshman, but has moments where fans see his youth show itself. In the second segment, Kenny and Ryan discuss certain matchups they are looking out for in this game. Ryan is concerned with how Temple's secondary is going to adjust to playing a quarterback with the accuracy that Seth Henigan has. Temple has not faced a quarterback of Seth's caliber all year, and the Temple secondary has consistently been burned by lesser quarterbacks. Temple's strongest unit on their team is their defensive line and linebacker corp. They are third in the country in sacks (15) and boast a defensive line that aspires to have multiple players playing on Sunday in a few years. The Tigers' offensive line has struggled to protect Seth Henigan and open up holes for the running game, and with two starting lineman "day to day" with injuries, the Tigers will have to play above their heads to keep Temple's defense out of the backfield. Ryan believes that the Tigers have the offensive firepower to run away from Temple in this game, but he would also not be surprised if Temple kept the game close. About Behind Enemy Lines Behind Enemy Lines is a GoTigers247 audio podcast where we interview beat writers that cover Tiger opponents. The podcast is recorded the week prior to the game so listeners will get the most up to date information for the specific matchup. You can listen to any of our podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Megaphone. Make sure to subscribe, leave a comment and spread the word about Tigers in 20 and Off the Boards. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ti20 Game Balls Episode 4: Joe Doyle, Jaylon Allen & Zay Cullens

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 59:25


    Welcome to Ti20 Game Balls Episode 4! In this episode, GoTigers247 hands out game balls from the 44-34 win over North Texas to punter Joe Doyle, defensive end Jaylon Allen and linebacker Xavier Cullens. In the first segment, punter Joe Doyle receives the first game ball. Joe punted 8 times for 400 yards and 3 punts downed within the opponents' 10-yard line. Joe talks with GT247 about his 2021 season with the Tigers that found him having to assume field goal kicking duties as well as the punter role. He also shares his approach during a game when he knows that he will play a big role in helping flip the field for the defense. Most football fans do not want to see a punter play a big role in a game, so how does Joe handle the pressure of having to come into the game after a disappointing offense possession? Joe explains the mechanics of punting a ball down to the opponents' goal line and what preparation goes into knowing yardage and wind. In the second segment, defensive end Jaylon Allen receives the second game ball. This is Jaylon's 2nd game ball received from GoTigers247 this year. Jaylon ended the game with 2 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 1 sack, and 1 interception returned for a touchdown. Jaylon talks about what he saw in the pass play that he intercepted, and how he knew he would score once he caught the ball. He also shares his thoughts on where the defense is at this point in the year. He wants to see the Tigers' defense finish games the way they started. He believes the defense gets a bit lax at the end of games, and allows teams to score silly points at the end of the game. In the third segment, linebacker Xavier Cullens receives the third game ball. Xavier ended the game with 8 tackles, 4 solo, 1 fumble recovery, and 1 interception returned for a touchdown. Xavier talks about when he knew the Tigers' defense would be successful against UNT on Saturday. He also shares that the Tigers need to continue to communicate well on the field and how if they shore up their tackling game, he knows they can have a very successful year on the defensive end. About Ti20 Game Balls: Ti20 Game Balls is a GoTigers247 audio podcast where we hand out game balls to the top performing athletes from the previous week and get their insight into the game. You can listen to any of our podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Megaphone. Make sure to subscribe, leave a comment and spread the word about Tigers in 20 and Off the Boards. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    GoTigers247's Tigers on Tap Ep 10: Arkansas State Review/North Texas Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 66:48


    Welcome to Tigers on Tap Episode 10! In the first segment, TJ and Trey break down the 44-32 win over Arkansas State in Week 3. What was the GOOD, BAD AND BEAUTIFUL in the game? In the second segment, they preview the match up versus the University of Texas Mean Green on Saturday, September 24th. What are the matchups to look out for? Who will win the game? About Tigers on Tap Tigers on Tap is a podcast for fans by fans. Trey Lasley and TJ Willis are lifelong Memphis fans and share their perspective of the happenings in Tiger athletics from a fan perspective. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    GoTigers247's Behind Enemy Lines Ep 4: MeanGreen247's Reed Smith

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 29:07


    In episode 4 of Behind Enemy Lines, GoTigers247 is joined by Reed Smith, the site manager and beat writer for MeanGreen247.com, the 247Sports affiliate for the University of North Texas. North Texas enters the game against the Tigers with a record of 2-2, while the Tigers come in at 2-1. Reed shares that the mood and vibe around UNT is not good right now. Coming off of a miserable second half against UNLV, fans of the Mean Green are upset with the play of the team and more specifically the play calling. One of the main storylines coming into the year for UNT was the quarterback competition coming in to spring camp. Obviously the UNT quarterback competition and Memphis quarterback competition has one tie that runs through both of them: Grant Gunnell. After leaving Memphis in the spring, Grant transferred to UNT and immediately became the main challenger for the quarterback position against Austin Aune. Austin has been the starting quarterback at UNT for two years, but most fans were extremely upset that Austin was named the starter. Austin has performed well this year so far, so he looks to be the starter moving forward the whole year. Austin's story is unique in college football. He spent six years in the Yankee farm system, and is now a 29-year old, junior for the UNT Mean Green. Reed goes into detail about how UNT has been a tale of two halves. Their record is 2-2, with all four games ending differently each time. But not only do the Mean Green struggle to find consistency from game to game, Reed mentions that they struggle finding consistency from half to half. The UNLV game was a perfect example. The game was close in the first half, but something happened at halftime where the play calling became bland and the defense struggled from the start. Reed mentions that a big stat line he is looking to is whether or not UNT can convert on third and long plays on offense. Obviously this has been a major storyline for the Tiger defense this year as well. UNT has struggled to convert third downs and the Tigers have struggled to get off the field. This statistical point will be huge for both teams on Saturday. Reed believes that the game will either be an offensive shootout or Memphis will run away with the game. He expects Seth Henigan to have a huge game due to the fact that UNT has struggled to stop any quarterback they have played against. About Behind Enemy Lines Behind Enemy Lines is a GoTigers247 audio podcast where we interview beat writers that cover Tiger opponents. The podcast is recorded the week prior to the game so listeners will get the most up to date information for the specific matchup. You can listen to any of our podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Megaphone. Make sure to subscribe, leave a comment and spread the word about Tigers in 20 and Off the Boards. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ti20's Game Balls Ep 3: Davian Mayo and Caden Prieskorn

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 43:26


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    GoTigers247's Tigers on Tap Ep 9: Navy Review & Arkansas State Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 58:24


    Welcome to Tigers on Tap Episode 9! TJ and Trey are here to review the Tigers' dominant win over Navy in Week 2 and preview the home opener against Arkansas State this weekend. In the first segment, TJ and Trey go through the "Good, Bad, and Beautiful" from the 37-13 win over Navy in Week 2. The good for both guys were the Tiger receivers. They thought the receivers made a huge comeback from a tough week one loss to Mississippi State. Gabe Rogers and Javon Ivory caught 12 balls for 184 yards combined. The main statistic that impressed TJ and Trey was the lack of dropped balls from the receivers. They also highlighted the defense, in particular, their takeaways. Last year the Tigers were -4 overall in takeaways, but in two games this year, the Tigers have 5 takeaways and only 1 turnover. The bad for both guys is third down conversions on defense. The Tigers are allowing opponents to gain first down yardage on third downs 60% of the time, which puts them second to last in the AAC. Trey does not like the distance in which Tiger opponents are getting for their first down. He sees that opponents getting 8+ yards on third downs could possibly be a scheme issue, but they are hoping to see the Tigers change that in Week 3 against Arkansas State. Another issue that TJ brings up is the blocking from the tight ends. The two main tight ends, Caden Prieskorn and Anthony Landphere, have shown that blocking is not one of their strong suits. The beautiful from the Navy game is Seth Henigan. Both guys are incredibly impressed with Seth's ability to throw the ball, but also to lead the team. Seth went 24-34 for 415 yards and 2 touchdowns in the Navy game. In the second segment, the guys move to previewing the Arkansas State game. Both guys are surprised by the line being -14.5 going the Tigers way. TJ believes that the line is high, but believe the Tigers will win. TJ and Trey break down the most consequential matchups in the game. They highlight the Tigers' defensive line versus Arkansas State's offensive line. This will be the first game that the Tigers are not playing against an offense that is specialized in either running or passing. Arkansas State follows most trends in football where they try to have a balanced run and passing attack. They believe this game will be a clear example of where the Tigers stand under Matt Barnes and his new schemes. Champ Fleming is a new Arkansas State wide receiver who has proven to be a consistent threat during the first two weeks. If the Tigers can contain him, both guys believe the Tigers will have an easy opportunity to slow down Arkansas State. To end the show, Trey and TJ make predictions on the game. TJ has the Gabe Rogers scoring the first touchdown for the Tigers, Eddie Lewis and Tyler Murray will win game balls, and the Tigers will win 38-28. Trey's predictions are Javon Ivory will score the first touchdown, Javon Ivory and Geoff Cantin-Arku will win game balls, and the Tigers win 41-22. About Tigers on Tap Tigers on Tap is a podcast for fans by fans. Trey Lasley and TJ Willis are lifelong Memphis fans and share their perspective of the happenings in Tiger athletics from a fan perspective. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    GoTigers247's Behind Enemy Lines Episode 3: AStateNation247's Jeff Reed

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 24:52


    Welcome to GoTigers247's Behind Enemy Lines Episode 3. In this episode we are joined by Jeff Reed of AStateNation247, the 247Sports affiliate for the Arkansas State Red Wolves. In segment one, Jeff and Kenny go in depth on the history between Arkansas State and Memphis. Especially last year's barn burner of a game where Memphis held on 55-50 in Jonesboro where fans saw both teams' offenses move the ball effortlessly up and down the field. Both guys believe the close proximity of the schools make the matchups between Memphis and Arkansas State fun for both teams. Memphis has the third most amount of Arkansas State alumni living in the city, so the game should be a fun environment for both fan bases. Jeff shares how Arkansas State started off the year with a resounding win over Grambling in week one and then traveled to Ohio State in a matchup against one of the more dominant teams in college football history. Jeff explains that the final score did not show how competitive Arkansas State was against Ohio State. Jeff shares about how Arkansas State football is turning around. There is only about 18-19 guys from the Blake Anderson era left on the team, and he explains how there was quite a bit of dysfunction on the Red Wolves team last year. He believes that Coach Butch Jones has recruited over and replaced a lot of those guys and how the team seems to be in a much better place this year. In segment two, Jeff talks about the emergence of James Blackmon as the starting quarterback for Arkansas State. Last year, Layne Hatcher and James Blackmon both saw action as the starter, but coming into this year, James Blackmon was the clear starter. Jeff believes James has shown himself to be a much more mature decision maker and leader for the Red Wolves team. James' consistency on the field has helped bridge the gap for the large amount of new talent that Coach Butch Jones brought into the fold through the transfer portal last year. Coach Jones also recruited the highest rated incoming freshman class in the Sun Belt this past year, and some of those true freshman are already showing an ability to contribute this year. Jeff believes that this game is important to both teams because it will provide a clear sign of momentum for the rest of the year. He believes Memphis will be the first true test of how Arkansas State, as a program, is developing. He believes this will be a high scoring game with both potent offenses seeing a lot of success on the field. About Behind Enemy Lines Behind Enemy Lines is a GoTigers247 audio podcast where we interview beat writers that cover Tiger opponents. The podcast is recorded the week prior to the game so listeners will get the most up to date information for the specific matchup. You can listen to any of our podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Megaphone. Make sure to subscribe, leave a comment and spread the word about Tigers in 20 and Off the Boards. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ti20 Game Balls Episode 2: Quindell Johnson and Seth Henigan

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 37:03


    Welcome to Episode 2 of Ti20 Game Balls, a GoTigers247 audio podcast where GT247 hands out game balls to athletes that performed well on the field in the previous week's game. Memphis, coming of a season opening loss to Mississippi State, traveled to Annapolis, Maryland to play Navy in their AAC conference opener. Memphis played a substantially better game on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. Seth Henigan led the Tigers with 415 yards and 1 touchdown on 24-34 passing. Quindell Johnson was a stud on defense, finishing the game with 13 tackles, 11 of them solo, with 1 gigantic interception. Seth Henigan and Quindell Johnson are the recipients of Week 2 GoTigers247's game balls. In the first segment, defensive back Quindell Johnson joins GoTigers247 to accept his game ball. He shares his thoughts on the week that the city of Memphis has been through, and how he felt a burden and responsibility to help Memphis have a bright spot over the weekend with the Tigers' football game. Memphis has become a second home to Quindell and he loves the fan support that he feels from the home fans every Saturday. Quindell shares his experience of going to Annapolis and playing the Naval Academy. He appreciates the cadets that play football and go to school there because of the added responsibility they have of training to protect our country overseas. Quindell loves playing against Navy because he knows that they deserve respect because of how tough the team plays every game. Quindell talks about the interception he had in the first half. Quindell had seen this play on film during the weeks prior and he knew that when the running back got the ball, he wasn't planning on running the ball. He broke hard to the receiver running down the field, and made an incredible play intercepting the ball in the endzone. Quindell discusses how he uses his instincts to make plays like this. Former DC Coach McIntyre used to say "knowledge equals confidence equals playing fast." He plays with a confidence that allows him to trust his instincts and play quickly. He wants the defense to fight against complacency and continue to strive to be their best as they start off a four game home stretch. In the second segment, QB1 Seth Henigan joined GoTigers247. Seth shares how he felt the Tigers' offense really gelled well during the Navy game and was successful with their game plan. After a frustrating loss against Mississippi State, he was proud of how the receivers made substantial improvements from week one to week 2. Seth graded his game as pretty decent. He bemoaned the fact that he missed several throws and reads to receivers, but expressed excitement that they were able to meet their stated goal of 8 "X Plays", which are plays that go 20+ yards. Seth stated that he never lost faith in his receiving corp after the first game against Mississippi State. He knows the work the receivers put in during practice and believes that the growth from Game 1 will continue to increase from week to week. About Ti20 Game Balls: Ti20 Game Balls is a GoTigers247 audio podcast where we hand out game balls to the top performing athletes from the previous week and get their insight into the game. You can listen to any of our podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Megaphone. Make sure to subscribe, leave a comment and spread the word about Tigers in 20 and Off the Boards. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Tigers on Tap Ep 8: Mississippi State Review/ Navy Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 56:25


    Welcome to Episode 8 of Tigers on Tap. In this episode, TJ and Trey break down the Week One loss to Mississippi State and preview the Week Two matchup against AAC conference foe, Navy. The Tigers and Midshipmen have played each other 7 times since 2015, and the Tigers hold a slim 4-3 advantage. This game has been mostly dominated by the home team, so the Tigers are looking to go on the road and buck the trend of the Memphis/Navy matchup. In segment one, TJ and Trey break down the frustrating 49-23 loss to Mississippi State. TJ and Trey start off the segment with formal apologies. TJ apologizes to Jeyvon Ducker for the false claims about Jeyvon's speed. Clearly, after Jeyvon's 50-yard TD run against State, that proclamation by TJ was proven false. Trey formally apologized for the weather delay. In a selfish move by Trey, he asked for the weather delay so they could watch the game without kid interference while on vacation. The 2.5 hour weather delay was clearly Trey's fault, and he definitely needed to apologize. TJ and Trey break down the good, bad and ugly of the State game. The ugly parts of the game for the guys was the offense. The first half felt completely flat and was quite frustrating for Tiger fans. To sum up the ineptitude in the first half, the Tigers had 29 total yards to end the half while State put 28 points on the board. The bad part of the game was the tackling on defense and the dropped passes by receivers. The Tigers' receivers dropped at least 6 balls and completely killed any momentum the Tigers' offense might have created. The missed tackles were unlike anything Tiger fans have seen in a long time. State ended the game with over 230 yards after catch. The good parts for the Tigers was the special teams and the grit that the Tigers showed in the second half. Memphis matched State point for point in the second half against all 2-deep defenders for State. In segment two, TJ and Trey preview the matchup against the Naval Academy. This game could not be more important for both teams. Navy started their season with a loss to FBS opponent Delaware. TJ believes that the Tigers are going to come out quickly and try to score as many points as possible quickly to put the game away. Both guys are interested in seeing the adjustments made by Matt Barnes with the defensive line. Senior DE Jaylon Allen had a fantastic game against Mississippi State, but they believe the Tigers will unveil a beefier defensive line with Zy Brockington, Wardalis Ducksworth, Cam Jackson, and Cormontae Hamilton to stop the triple option read offense that Navy is so famous for. The matchup to look out for this game will be the Tigers' receivers against the Navy secondary. Against Delaware, Navy's secondary did not look good, so the guys think the more talented, bigger receivers that Memphis has should be very successful. Trey and TJ end the episode with score predictions. TJ thinks Memphis will win 35-21, Memphis, and Trey believes Memphis will win 38-13. About Tigers on Tap Tigers on Tap is a podcast for fans by fans. Trey Lasley and TJ Willis are lifelong Memphis fans and share their perspective of the happenings in Tiger athletics from a fan perspective. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ti20 Behind Enemy Lines: Navy Radio Network's Joe Miller

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 34:54


    Welcome to Behind Enemy Lines Episode 2. GoTigers247 is joined by Joe Miller, the color commentator for Navy Football with the Navy Radio Network. In the first segment of the show, Joe shares with Behind Enemy Lines' listeners how much the 2022 season feels like things have gotten back to normal after a few years of dealing with the Covid pandemic. Joe enlightens us on how Navy has had pretty unbelievable restrictions on them due to the fact that they are connected to the US government. He explained how the players were sequestered to the Naval Institute grounds and how the players had access restricted to the facilities. Joe and Kenny go in depth into the Navy/Memphis matchup. Navy joined the AAC in 2015 after experiencing 134 years of independence as a football team. Navy and Memphis have played 7 times over the past 7 years and the current record is 4-3, Memphis. Joe describes the vibe around Annapolis during football season, and the pageantry involved with the program. He describes the environment around Annapolis with words like family, commitment and duty. In the second segment, Joe goes in depth on the matchup between Navy and Memphis. This matchup has been dominated by the home team. In all but one of the games, the home team has won. Joe shares how Navy fans view the Memphis game. He believes that Memphis is one of the top tier programs in the AAC and is a team that the opposing team has to really game plan for. Joe describes the consistency around the Navy program, especially in regards to their head coach, Ken Niumatalolo. He has been the head coach since 2007 and has become the winningest head coach in the program history. He shares that the consistency around the entirety of the Navy program is because of the kids that come to school there. Joe then describes the vibe around the Navy team. The Navy team was excited coming into this season because of the success they experienced at the end of last year. With returning starting quarterback, Tai Lavatai, heading up the team, the Navy team was stunned by Delaware in week one, so he describes the program as recovering from a really bad game. Joe talks about how the backfield for Navy is all brand new for the team, and how they haven't seen any time on the field together. He attributes their lack of experience to the turnover problems Navy experienced in the game against Delaware. He expressed quite a bit of excitement with the defense Navy has this year. He believes the defense kept them in the game and gave Navy a shot to win the game at the end. Joe believes that time of possession is the most important aspect of the game for success or failure for Navy and their opponents. Navy has made its way with a "3 yards and a cloud of dust" mentality, but he believes the success of the offense is actually in their explosive plays. With defenses keying in on their triple option read offense, Navy has been most successful in games when they can take advantage of a packed in defense and bust off big plays. Joe believes this game versus Memphis is extremely important for both teams. With both teams coming into Week 2 after really frustrating losses, they want to wash the bad taste of Week 1 out of their mouths. About Behind Enemy Lines Behind Enemy Lines is a GoTigers247 audio podcast where we interview beat writers that cover Tiger opponents. The podcast is recorded the week prior to the game so listeners will get the most up to date information for the specific matchup. You can listen to any of our podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Megaphone. Make sure to subscribe, leave a comment and spread the word about Tigers in 20 and Off the Boards. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ti20 Game Balls Episode 1: Jeyvon Ducker and Jaylon Allen

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 30:55


    Welcome to Tigers in 20's Game Balls, a GoTigers247 audio podcast. Listen in as we hand out game balls to the top performing athletes from the previous week and get their insight into the game. In the first episode we present game balls to redshirt sophomore running back Jeyvon Ducker and redshirt senior defensive end Jaylon Allen. Jeyvon Ducker, in his first action for the Tigers, carried the ball five times for 63 yards and one touchdown. Jaylon Allen led the Tiger defense with 12 tackles, 5 solo, and one sack. In the first segment, we talk with Jeyvon Ducker. He talks about stepping onto the field for the first time as a Tiger and the excitement he felt. We start the conversation with discussing his emergence on the two-deep depth chart. Jeyvon was injured the majority of spring workouts so he shared how he used that time to not only recover from his injury, but become a student of the Memphis playbook. He talked about how the coaches value consistency and he feels confident in his ability to provide that for the team. We then transition to talking about his 50-yard touchdown run in the second half and how the play unfolded. Jeyvon shares with us how the knock on his running ability has been his speed, but he shares how crafty of a runner he can be and how he uses his vision and brains to make plays. We end the segment with Jeyvon sharing a message to Tiger fans that are feeling sour after an opening week loss to Mississippi State. In the second segment, Jaylon Allen joins GoTigers247 and receives the game ball for the defense. Jaylon shares how disappointed he was in how the Tiger defense played against Mississippi State, but is proud of the resolve the guys showed by not turning on each other during the rough loss. He highlights two areas where the Tigers' defense will need to improve: improving on missed opportunities and, obviously, tackling. He diagnosed the issues with tackling as too many of the guys losing leverage against their opponents. His description of "Losing Leverage" was really insightful and he shares how important fixing that issue is going to be against Navy. He shares how important the defensive line play will need to be against Navy this week, and how he feels confident with their preparation. Jaylon ends the show encouraging Tiger fans to not give up the team because they haven't given up on themselves. About Ti20 Game Balls: Ti20 Game Balls is a GoTigers247 audio podcast where we hand out game balls to the top performing athletes from the previous week and get their insight into the game. You can listen to any of our podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Megaphone. Make sure to subscribe, leave a comment and spread the word about Tigers in 20 and Off the Boards. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Tigers on Tap Ep 7: Memphis vs Mississippi State Game Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 46:00


    In Episode 7 of Tigers on Tap, TJ and Trey preview the Tigers' week one matchup against Mississippi State. The Tigers are heading to Starkville to play a team that has revenge on their mind after last year's hard fought 31-29 loss to the Tigers at the Liberty Bowl. In the first segment, Trey and TJ discuss the two-deep depth charts that were announced by both teams. TJ discusses which players on the depth chart he was most surprised to see on the Tigers' depth chart. They were both expecting to see Asa Martin in the second position in the running back slot, but Northern Illinois transfer, Jeyvon Ducker, filled that place. Silverfield and Co has expressed throughout the offseason that they were looking for a consistent threat at the running back position, instead of resorting to a running back by committee. Clearly, Jeyvon has recovered from an offseason injury and has learned the playbook to a point that the coaches feel comfortable having him get a lot of touches throughout the game. They also discuss Iowa State transfer, Joseph Scates, and the role he will fill for the Tigers at the wide receiver position. They see Joseph as a deep threat to spread out the field for Seth Henigan. They transition to discuss redshirt freshman, Makylan Pounders, starting at right tackle on the offensive line. Both guys believe that Silverfield and Cramsey are investing into their future with Makylan, who will have four years of eligibility coming into this year. Trey and TJ discuss the overall age of the depth chart. Ryan Silverfield has mentioned 42% of his starters will be freshman and sophomores. But Trey and TJ believe that their age does not negate the level of experience the Tigers will have on the field. Mississippi State brings a veteran-laden team to the field on Saturday. Their team is littered with 5th-year seniors and transfers. The guys believe this will be a major part of the storyline for this game. The Tigers' youth versus Mississippi State's experience. Rain is in the forecast for the game on Saturday. The guys discuss how that will impact both Mississippi State and Memphis. Mississippi State is a pass-oriented offense and if the game is sloppy then Memphis can grind out the Mississippi State defense. The guys focus in on the offensive and defensive lines for Memphis and Mississippi State as the matchups they are looking at the most. Mississippi State has an extremely athletic and physical defensive line, and the Tigers' offensive line will have to keep them away from Seth in the backfield. Emmanuel Forbes, an all-SEC cornerback for the Bulldogs, will more than likely be matched up against Eddie Lewis, so they expect the Tigers to stay away from his side of the field. In the second segment, Trey and TJ talk about both teams' offense. The Bulldogs and Tigers are in the same boat with their receivers. Both teams have lost their major playmakers in Makai Polk and Calvin Austin III. Which receivers will step up and prove themselves worthy of being the go to guy for their respective team's offense. Both offensive lines have had major shifts in positions. LIke the Tigers, Mississippi State has linemen that have switched positions from where they played last year. Both TJ and Trey are interested in seeing how the offensive lines will be able to protect their respective quarterbacks. Both teams look to have revamped their special teams this year. Mississippi State fans experienced the same woes in the kicking game that the Tigers felt last year. Chris Howard, a transfer from Florida, assumes the field goal kicking role for the Tigers while Massimo Biscardi will have the honors for Mississippi State. To end the episode, Trey and TJ give their predictions on the final result of the game with projected scores. About Tigers on Tap Tigers on Tap is a podcast for fans by fans. Trey Lasley and TJ Willis are lifelong Memphis fans and share their perspective of the happenings in Tiger athletics from a fan perspective. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ti20: Behind Enemy Lines- Bulldawgs247's Paul Jones

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 39:16


    GoTigers247 presents a new podcast called "Behind Enemy Lines" This podcast will be a deep dive into the matchups between the 2022 Memphis Tiger football team and their opponents for that week. In this first episode, we are speaking with Paul Jones, co-producer for Bulldawgs247, the Mississippi State 247Sports affiliate. Listen in as Paul answers questions about the 2022 Mississippi State football team, and the matchup in Week One against the Tigers. The Tigers travel to Starkville for a Saturday showdown at 6:30pm on September 3rd. Kenny and Paul dive into specific matchups Paul is looking forward to seeing on the field on Saturday. They also talk about the vibe of the Bulldog's football team coming out of fall camp, and the fans' expectations for the team this year. Paul specifically mentions Seth Henigan and how the Tigers have a quality quarterback who will impact the game on so many levels. Is this a revenge game for Mississippi State after last year's loss to the Tigers? Paul shares how Bulldog players and coaches are viewing this game. Who will win? Both Kenny and Paul Jones give their prediction on who will win this non-conference Week One matchup. About Behind Enemy Lines Behind Enemy Lines is a GoTigers247 audio podcast where we interview beat writers that cover Tiger opponents. The podcast is recorded the week prior to the game so listeners will get the most up to date information for the specific matchup. You can listen to any of our podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Megaphone. Make sure to subscribe, leave a comment and spread the word about Tigers in 20 and Off the Boards. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Tigers on Tap Ep 6: Kick Off the Season Preview Pt 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 66:42


    Welcome back to Tigers on Tap Episode 6: Kick Off the Season Part 2. In this episode, Trey and TJ give their full breakdown of the 2-deep depth chart from their point of view. There are a few positions that are pretty set in stone, such as the quarterback position with Seth Henigan and Ryan Glover as the 1 and 2, but there are also many positions where the starters are not yet named. Specifically, in the running back, wide receiver, and offensive line rooms. Trey and TJ both think that redshirt sophomore, Brandon Thomas, will get the nod as the starter against Mississippi State with Asa Martin as his backup. In their opinion Brandon Thomas offers the Tigers the full running back skill set and, if he can remain healthy, will be the overall best running back the Tigers can put out on the field. Both TJ and Trey believe that true freshman running back, Sutton Smith, will get quite a bit of touches in the backfield this year based on the glowing reviews from head coach Ryan Silverfield and offensive coordinator Tim Cramsey. The wide receiver's room is up in the air. Losing Calvin Austin III and Sean Dykes has placed a spotlight on the receivers' room as to who will be the player that will step up and fill the shoes left behind by Austin. Trey and TJ both believe that Eddie Lewis and Javon Ivory will be the wideouts that will start, but there is a plethora of guys that can step in for them when they need a break. The guys believe Markcayll Jones, Roc Taylor, Joseph Scates, and Kobe Drake will fill in admirably. To end the first segment, they break down the offensive line depth chart, along with the defense and special teams. In the second segment, Trey and TJ go game by game through the schedule and predict a win/loss record for the 2022 Tiger team. Listen in as they both go in great detail on why the Tigers will win or lose each game. To sum up their projected records, Trey has the Tigers going 9-3 on the year and 6-2 in the AAC. TJ has the Tigers going 8-4 overall and 5-3 in the AAC. About Tigers on Tap Tigers on Tap is a podcast for fans by fans. Trey Lasley and TJ Willis are lifelong Memphis fans and share their perspective of the happenings in Tiger athletics from a fan perspective. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Tigers on Tap Ep 5: Kickoff the Season Preview Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 71:37


    Memphis Tiger football season is starting in less than two weeks, so Tigers on Tap brings you Kickoff the Season Part 1! TJ and Trey answer questions from GoTigers247's board members in this first of two episodes kicking off the football season. They answer questions on topics ranging from the depth of the running back room, Ryan Silverfield's beard and who the guys believe must have a great season for the Tigers to be successful. They also make predictions on end of year superlatives for the Tigers' players such as: "The player with the most rushing yards at the end of the season", "the player with the most receiving yards at the end of the season", and much more. Their answers will give you a strong idea of what to expect this year from the Tiger team in what is considered a very pivotal year for success for Ryan Silverfield. While the Tigers have enjoyed many wins during Silverfield's tenure, many fans are anticipating seeing the Tigers football team take a leap back into the type of success they became accustomed to during the 2019 season. Silverfield re-engineered his main coordinators this year by hiring Tim Cramsey as the offensive coordinator and Matt Barnes as the defensive coordinator. They are also bringing back their QB1 Seth Henigan, who as a freshman, enjoyed a record breaking year while earning a Freshman All-America placement. Part 2 will be out next week where the guys will attempt to provide fans with a 2-deep depth chart at every position. They will also go game by game and project a win/loss record for the 2022 Tiger season. About Tigers on Tap Tigers on Tap is a podcast for fans by fans. Trey Lasley and TJ Willis are lifelong Memphis fans and share their perspective of the happenings in Tiger athletics from a fan perspective. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ti20 Off the Boards: Defensive End CorMontae Hamilton

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 46:28


    Former Ohio State Buckeye, Whitehaven Tiger, now Memphis Tiger defensive end CorMontae Hamilton joined GoTigers247 on Off the Boards. CorMontae transferred to Memphis during the offseason from Ohio State after spending three years with the Buckeyes. CorMontae is a native Memphian who excelled playing football for the Whitehaven Tigers. CorMontae details the story of his recruitment to Ohio State where he took a 12 hour bus ride to Columbus to participate in a Friday night camp as a senior. We discuss the theme in his life of him having a level of confidence in his abilities that motivated him to put himself out there as a recruit in order to be seen, and how this confidence helped him as he transitioned from playing tight end to joining the defense as a defensive end. CorMontae shares how tough the transition to defensive end has been, but shared that his dedication to showing himself as a recruit motivated him to continue to grind and learn the position. He explains how when he entered the transfer portal he had made the decision to move back to playing tight end, but during conversations with Ryan Silverfield and Matt Barnes he was motivated to continue playing defensive end. He shared how Coach Barnes told him that he had noticed how good CorMontae could be at that position and that he should come to Memphis and continue to learn. CorMontae expressed that the opportunity to come back to Memphis and play for his hometown school became too much to turn away from. His motivation this year has been the phrase that Ryan Silverfield has adopted for the Tiger program, and that he is "All In" on Memphis and playing defense. In the second segment, CorMontae talks about the defense at Memphis under Matt Barnes. He explains that Matt Barnes is a high level, energetic coach who consistently brings out the best in his players. He also shares how his relationship with defensive line coach, Kyle Pope, has developed and that the reputation he has developed as a motivator and high-level position coach is well earned. He believes that the defensive line will be key to the Tigers' defensive success this year, and their ultimate goal is to be the best defense in the conference. CorMontae ends the episode looking forward to being able to play in front of his family and friends, donning the blue and gray, and being a positive example for other young kids in Memphis who look up to him. About Off the Boards: Off the Boards is a video/audio segment where GT247 sits down with local and national sports figures. Typically, Off the Boards has been a video segment, but we are now turning it into an audio podcast as well to better meet the needs of all of our followers. This new format will allow all of GT247's content to be more accessible to listeners. You can listen to any of our podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Megaphone. Make sure to subscribe, leave a comment and spread the word about Tigers in 20 and Off the Boards. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ti20 Off the Boards: Defensive Lineman Wardalis Ducksworth

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 45:17


    5th year senior defensive lineman Wardalis Ducksworth joined GoTigers247 in this episode of Off the Boards. Wardalis is one of the returning veteran defensive lineman from the Tigers' team last year, and he described how his role has changed with his seniority. He shares how fall training camp is different from previous years. He is fully concentrating on his own game and learning the new playbook and schemes, but he also carries the burden of leading the younger guys on the defensive line. He believes his job now consists of making sure the younger players are doing right in all the little things, such as eating, sleeping, training, and studying. Wardalis shares about his journey to Memphis through the junior college ranks. Leaving high school as a 6'4, 175 lb defensive lineman, he joined Jones County Junior College where he played for two years. He described his time at Jones County as a necessary time for him to learn the "little things" about being a college football player. He left Jones County and came to Memphis as a 6'4, 200 lb defensive lineman in 2019. In the last three years, Wardalis has spent as much time with the training team at Memphis as he has the defensive line coach. During his time at Memphis he has gained 64 lbs of muscle and strength and has realized a lot of success on the field. In the second segment, Wardalis talks about the new defense under Matt Barnes and how he is excited to see the defense be much more pressure oriented this year. He talks about his past as a basketball player and how the skills he learned on the hardwood has helped him with footwork and hand/eye coordination on the field. To end the show, Kenny and Wardalis talk about Wardalis being named to the AFCA Good Works' Team. He explains why he feels so compelled to give back to the community and why it's so important to him. Wardalis shares specifically about an organization called "Be The Match", a bone marrow transplant matching organization that helps find bone marrow matches for people suffering with blood born diseases such as leukemia. About Off the Boards: Off the Boards is a video/audio segment where GT247 sits down with local and national sports figures. Typically, Off the Boards has been a video segment, but we are now turning it into an audio podcast as well to better meet the needs of all of our followers. This new format will allow all of GT247's content to be more accessible to listeners. You can listen to any of our podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Megaphone. Make sure to subscribe, leave a comment and spread the word about Tigers in 20 and Off the Boards. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Tigers on Tap Episode 4: Criminally Underrated with a Dangerous Swagger

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 62:28


    **Editor's Note** This episode was recorded before the news of the Tigers adding Andy Borman as an assistant coach Tigers on Tap Episode 4 is here! Join Trey and TJ as they discuss the latest in University of Memphis football and basketball happenings from a fan's perspective. In the first segment, Trey and TJ celebrate the beginning of fall camp 2022. Their takeaways initially are on the defense and how impressed they are with seeing Matt Barnes out there coaching up the guys. They both love his energy he shows on the field and how the players are adopting that into their own practice time. The "fast and violent" mantra that Coach Barnes is bringing to the defense is a welcome change from the "bend and don't break" type defense that the former defensive coordinator instilled. Trey shares his excitement for the second year of QB1 Seth Henigan, and the maturity he has shown coming into his sophomore year at the helm of the Tigers' offense. Trey is upset that Seth has received very little national recognition and both him and TJ believe that, while Seth had a fantastic first year as a true freshman, that the sky is the limit for Seth moving forward. They finish the segment talking about Tiger great, Brady White, coming back to Memphis as a graduate assistant on offense. In the second segment, Trey and TJ transition to talk about the basketball program. They discuss the possibility of Alex Lomax coming back to play at Memphis for his fifth and final year. Trey believes that this year could be the best year for Alex as he will play a backup role to Kendric Davis, and how he can flourish in a role like this. Alex is a lightning rod for criticism with the Tiger fanbase, with some of it being deserved but most being undeserved. They believe Alex can be a calming influence for the Tigers as the team leader. They move on to discuss the newest Tiger addition in the Spaniard, Ian Granja. They level set the conversation around Ian and what Tiger fans should expect from Ian. To end the show, the guys discuss the unveiling of the Tiger basketball out of conference home schedule. Trey and TJ end the show discussing the serious uptick in Quad 1 opportunities the Tigers will have on their out of conference schedule during the 2022-23 season. About Tigers on Tap Tigers on Tap is a podcast for fans by fans. Trey Lasley and TJ Willis are lifelong Memphis fans and share their perspective of the happenings in Tiger athletics from a fan perspective. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ti20 Off the Boards: TE Caden Prieskorn

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 36:14


    Redshirt junior tight end Caden Prieskorn joined GoTigers247 in this episode of Off the Boards. Caden has been with the Tiger team since December, 2019 after coming from Fork Union Military Academy on a prep school year after graduating from high school in Michigan. Caden details his journey from Michigan to Virginia, ultimately ending up at Memphis. After playing quarterback in high school, Caden switched to play tight end at Memphis. Caden described how intense learning a new position has been, especially a position that requires pass catching and route running but also blocking on the offensive line. He shares how his basketball background allowed him to learn route running easier, but especially credits Sean Dykes and Tight End coach Brad Salem on teaching him the ins and outs of the position. Caden talks about his recovery process during the offseason and how he enjoys spending as much time in the facility as he can. He shares how important his training has become for him, and how he feels as prepared as ever to contribute this season. In the second segment, Caden talks about playing behind Sean Dykes and how the tight end room has helped him learn the position. He shared how his role was minimal over the past few years, but how this year he is expected to take on a much larger role. Ryan Silverfield has mentioned Caden's name twice during the offseason as someone who he is expecting to take a much larger role in the offense this year. Caden shares that he doesn't feel any added pressure from the coaching staff to perform at a high level, but he feels he has prepared himself to take on a larger role. He does not feel pressure from the outside, but has an internal motivation to be an important piece for the Tiger offense this year. About Off the Boards: Off the Boards is a video/audio segment where GT247 sits down with local and national sports figures. Typically, Off the Boards has been a video segment, but we are now turning it into an audio podcast as well to better meet the needs of all of our followers. This new format will allow all of GT247's content to be more accessible to listeners. You can listen to any of our podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Megaphone. Make sure to subscribe, leave a comment and spread the word about Tigers in 20 and Off the Boards. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ti20 Off the Boards: Graduate Assistant Brady White

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 60:14


    Former QB1, now Graduate Assistant, Brady White joined GoTigers247 on this episode of Off the Boards. Brady White was QB1 at Memphis from 2018-2020 and during his three seasons led the Tigers to some of the most successful years in program history. After leaving Memphis following the 2020 season, Brady was invited to rookie minicamp with the Tennessee Titans, ultimately ending up being drafted to the Tampa Bay Bandits of the USFL. But, like a lot of cerebral players, he has transitioned to a new career path in coaching college football. Brady shares with GT247 his mindset on whether or not he will continue to play and why he chose to start his coaching career now. Brady believes he is not done playing football just yet, but he also believes that coaching has been written in the stars for him since he stepped foot on a college campus. Coming to Memphis solidified the desire to coach, and so when an opportunity to become a graduate assistant at his alma mater opened up, the choice was clear. Brady shares how he reached out to Head Coach Ryan Silverfield, and details the conversation when he let Ryan know he was ready to join his staff. Brady describes his love for football and how being around the sport in any capacity is important to him. He knew that during the off-season with the USFL he wanted to continue to be able to contribute to the game, and believed that coming to Memphis was the best opportunity for him to jumpstart his career in coaching. In the second segment, Brady goes into great detail about why he chose Memphis to start his coaching career. With Brady's numerous connections that he has established over the years at Arizona State and Memphis he could have made a few phone calls and probably joined a plethora of staffs. Brady shares why, ultimately, his confidence in Ryan Silverfield, head coaching acumen and his love for the city of Memphis brought him back here. Brady describes Memphis as a second home. He loves this city and the University and believes transferring to Memphis in 2018 was the best decision he has made. He believes coming back to Memphis feels right, and appreciates the love he and his family has received from the city and Tiger fans. Brady transitions to talk about his role as a GA for the offense, and how he will be spending most of his time in the wide receiver room with Coach David Glidden. We described his role with the wide receivers as a "cheat code" for the offense because of his ability to share what the QB1, specifically Seth Henigan, is looking for from them. While it would seem obvious that Brady would work with the quarterbacks, putting Brady in the wide receiver room seems to be a strategic move to help communication between two of the major position groups in the offense. We end the show talking about how much the landscape of college football has changed since his entry into the college game in 2017. Brady talks about how college football programs need to adapt to these changes or risk getting left behind. This discussion prompts a conversation around the investments that the city of Memphis has made into the program through the Memphis Rising program and the renovations to the Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium. Brady is proud to see where the program is now and believes that the best is yet to come for Tiger football and Tiger fans. About Off the Boards: Off the Boards is a video/audio segment where GT247 sits down with local and national sports figures. Typically, Off the Boards has been a video segment, but we are now turning it into an audio podcast as well to better meet the needs of all of our followers. This new format will allow all of GT247's content to be more accessible to listeners. You can listen to any of our podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Megaphone. Make sure to subscribe, leave a comment and spread the word about Tigers in 20 and Off the Boards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Ti20 Off the Boards: Running back Rodrigues Clark

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 24:34


    Senior running back Rodrigues Clark joined GoTigers247 in this episode of Off the Boards. Dreke is a redshirt senior running back who is the leader in the deep running back room for the Tigers. Dreke has been a consistent threat during his time at Memphis but his time has also been riddled with inconsistent playing time due to injuries. Dreke shares how he has been really involved in the little things this offseason, and part of that is doing consistent therapy on his body and eating good food. Dreke describes his first three years at Memphis as frustrating because he has lacked the mental fortitude to grind hard when the going gets tough. He has constantly built on his mental strength through his time at Memphis but he describes 2022 as the season where he really wants to show out for the Tigers on offense. He describes this offseason as an opportunity for the entire team to build up their mental strength to prepare themselves for the grind of the middle of the season. He explains that the beginning of the season everything seems easy and fun, but it is when adversity hits during the middle of the season, only the strong will survive. He believes that the Tigers have done a great job of getting themselves ready for the grind of the middle of the season. In the second segment Dreke talks about the offense under new offensive coordinator, Tim Cramsey. He shares how excited he is to get out on the field and dominate this season under the new offense. He shares how he has taken on a new leadership role this year as a veteran on the team. He describes how he learned the standard of Memphis football under the leadership of former Tigers like Patrick Taylor, Kenny Gainwell, and Damonte Coxie. He shares that he's not the most vocal leader on the team, but he is a guy who shows his leadership through his actions. But he also says when he does speak up, the other guys better listen because he is saying something that needs to be said. About Off the Boards: Off the Boards is a video/audio segment where GT247 sits down with local and national sports figures. Typically, Off the Boards has been a video segment, but we are now turning it into an audio podcast as well to better meet the needs of all of our followers. This new format will allow all of GT247's content to be more accessible to listeners. You can listen to any of our podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Megaphone. Make sure to subscribe, leave a comment and spread the word about Tigers in 20 and Off the Boards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Ti20 Off the Boards: Linebacker Geoffrey Cantin-Arku

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 32:36


    Redshirt junior linebacker Geoffrey Cantin-Arku joined GoTigers247 in this episode of Off the Boards. In the first segment, Geoffrey shares how he he came to play the game of football while growing up in Quebec City, Montreal, Canada. He describes playing hockey as a young kid, but do to the expense of playing hockey he transitioned to play football as a 10 year old. Geoffrey immediately fell in love with the game and a he began to dream of playing in the NFL one day. While playing for Cégep Garneau, he decided to come to the States and attend a football camp at Syracuse University. After the camp he was immediately offered by Syracuse and joined the Orangemen. Geoffrey explains how difficult it is for young football players in Canada to be noticed and how there are so many young kids in Canada just waiting to be noticed. On top of coming to America for the first time, Geoffrey had to learn how to speak English. With French being his original language, Geoffrey explains that he had to learn words that American coaches would use with him as they coached him, but he spent quite a bit of time and energy to learn how to speak English fluently. Playing ball in America has been a huge accomplishment for him, but learning to speak English fluently in three years is something he is as proud of as anything else. In the second segment, Geoffrey shares how Memphis got involved with him after he entered the transfer portal in 2021. He explains how he was offered by Power 5 school, but made the decision to join Memphis because of the culture that Ryan Silverfield and the staff has built. His introduction to the team was with linebacker coach, Jordon Hankins, on a visit early on, and he immediately bonded with Hankins. The deal was done by the time Geoffrey and his mother made an official visit to Memphis, and he experienced the "familial" bond that the players have with each other. Geoffrey explains that his mom is the most important person in the world with him and her approval for the next school he attended was extremely important. His mother loved the staff, immediately trusted them, and also is a massive Elvis fan. Geoffrey ends the episode talking about the veteran leadership on the Memphis defense and how the camaraderie on the defense made the transition to Memphis easy for him. He specifically talked about Tyler Murray and Zay Cullens as the guys he is closest to on the team and the advances he has made in his game due to their leadership. He believes that the veteran leadership on the team has allowed for the transition to new defensive coordinator, Matt Barnes, to be as seamless as it could possibly be. He also expresses a lot of admiration for Coach Barnes and his ability to teach and share his vision for the defense in a way that makes sense for all the players. About Off the Boards: Off the Boards is a video/audio segment where GT247 sits down with local and national sports figures. Typically, Off the Boards has been a video segment, but we are now turning it into an audio podcast as well to better meet the needs of all of our followers. This new format will allow all of GT247's content to be more accessible to listeners. You can listen to any of our podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Megaphone. Make sure to subscribe, leave a comment and spread the word about Tigers in 20 and Off the Boards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Ti20 Off the Boards: Running back Asa Martin

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 47:02


    Senior running back, Asa Martin, joined GoTigers247 in this latest episode of Off the Boards. Asa was a highly ranked recruit out of the state of Alabama in 2018 where he initially signed to play for the Auburn Tigers. After a quick stop in Miami, Asa joined the Tigers in 2019. Asa discussed his journey from a star recruit in high school to a member of the running back room in Memphis. He describes the journey as hard and not what he expected it to be. He believes the journey has been hard because of outside distractions but also because of decisions he made in his youth. He shares that the reason he came to Memphis was because of the success of Tony Pollard and Kenneth Gainwell prior to his arrival. Asa shared how he was impressed with the level of talent coming out of Memphis that was playing substantial minutes in the NFL and he wanted to join "Running Back U." Asa went into great detail on how his play at Memphis has not met the expectations he has for himself, and describes how he has worked during the offseason to grow mentally and physically in order to play at the level he knows he should be playing at. Asa credits his family for teaching him how to let perceived slights go, and teaching him how to grind and commit to becoming the person he knows he should be. In a gut-wrenching moment, Asa shares how the loss of his little brother, Awysum Harris, has impacted him. Even though he is still emotionally working through this tragic loss in his family, he describes the motivation that playing for his brother has provided for him coming into this make or break year. In the second segment, Asa speaks extremely highly of the running back room and the depth that the running backs add to the offense. He shares how the running backs consistently compete against each other, but in a way that helps them instead of trying to one up each other. Asa thinks that the running backs are going to be highly depended on this year for the Tigers' offense success. He shares how he believes that his skill set is designed to be effective in the hybrid role popularized by Kenneth Gainwell and Tony Pollard. To end the show, Kenny and Asa discuss how football has changed over the years and how the game is transitioning to exploit matchup advantages instead of lining up and exerting power. About Off the Boards: Off the Boards is a video/audio segment where GT247 sits down with local and national sports figures. Typically, Off the Boards has been a video segment, but we are now turning it into an audio podcast as well to better meet the needs of all of our followers. This new format will allow all of GT247's content to be more accessible to listeners. You can listen to any of our podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Megaphone. Make sure to subscribe, leave a comment and spread the word about Tigers in 20 and Off the Boards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Ti20 Off the Boards: Zay Cullens Interview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 33:21


    In this episode of Off the Boards, senior Tiger linebacker Xavier "Zay" Cullens joins the show. Zay has been with the program since 2017 and starts the show discussing his time at the University of Memphis and his love for the city of Memphis. He describes the relationships he's built with Memphis and how his love for the city and their love for him has fueled his desire to come back and finish out his career here at the University of Memphis. He described the relationship he's built specifically with Quindell Johnson, Coach Hankins, and Ryan Silverfield as huge motivations for him coming back instead of searching out other opportunities. Zay discusses his time at Memphis and how much he has grown. He describes how much he has grown in his mindset, maturity and in knowledge of how to physically prepare for a football season. Zay's diet and stretching regime has become a vital part of his active recovery as he has gotten older while at Memphis. Zay discusses the 2021 season and broke down some of the positive and negatives that he took into the offseason this year. Zay shares that his goal for the defense this year is to communicate better, watch more film together and finish strong during each game and the season. In the second segment, Zay shares his thoughts on new defensive coordinator, Matt Barnes, and the transition to a Barnes' led defense. Zay discusses his thoughts on whether or not the defense could possibly lag behind the offense at the beginning of the year. He shares that watching film and listening to Coach Barnes' teaching helps each individual player understand their role. Zay describes how he has assumed a leadership role and what his definition of "leadership" is. He believes that leadership is less about yelling and screaming but more so about holding others accountable and communicating clearly will help motivate younger guys to follow his example on and off the field. About Off the Boards: Off the Boards is a video/audio segment where GT247 sits down with local and national sports figures. Typically, Off the Boards has been a video segment, but we are now turning it into an audio podcast as well to better meet the needs of all of our followers. This new format will allow all of GT247's content to be more accessible to listeners. You can listen to any of our podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Megaphone. Make sure to subscribe, leave a comment and spread the word about Tigers in 20 and Off the Boards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Ti20 Off the Boards: Wide Receiver Javon Ivory

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 56:02


    In this episode of Off the Boards, redshirt junior wide receiver Javon Ivory joins GoTigers247. Javon is a redshirt junior who has been with the program for three years. Javon goes into detail on how spring camp and summer workouts are going for the Tiger team. Javon speaks to how his veteran presence is allowing him to take a leadership role with the team, and how he is proud to be in that role for the team. His main goal for the team is to grow closer together and achieve their goals. His main point of leadership is to share with the younger guys to always be consistent in how they prepare and train their bodies and their minds. Javon shared how the offense is growing in incremental amounts under new offensive coordinator, Tim Cramsey. He explains how much he enjoys learning and growing under Tim Cramsey, and how Coach Cramsey brings a bunch of juice to the team during workouts. Javon spent a lot of time talking about the importance of developing the mental maturity as a young man and also a football player. He believes that mental growth is of utmost importance, and committed himself to spending a lot of time during this offseason to grow mentally. His main goal is to stay consistent each and every day, bringing energy at a high level. Javon shares how his first two years at Memphis were riddled with times of "being afraid to fail." He describes how this overwhelming fear caused him to shrink back when anything negative would happen to him. He described how the death of his beloved grandmother made him flip a switch to be all about positivity in his life. He shares how the lessons his grandmother taught him throughout childhood has been cemented in his brain since her passing, and how he is motivated to not allow her death to lead him down a bad path. Javon describes this as a "switch flipping" in his brain during this offseason, and how those bad habits of reacting negatively to adversity is something he has spent a lot of time working on. In the second segment, Javon describes his play style as a "big body" receiver. He enjoys being physical off the line, but also relishes opportunities to chase after a long ball. His goal is to be a receiver that can be used all over the field, and in any down or distance. He shares his thoughts on the very talented QB1 at Memphis, Seth Henigan. He admires the mental focus that Seth has, even at a young age, and is excited to see how he will develop this year. About Off the Boards: Off the Boards is a video/audio segment where GT247 sits down with local and national sports figures. Typically, Off the Boards has been a video segment, but we are now turning it into an audio podcast as well to better meet the needs of all of our followers. This new format will allow all of GT247's content to be more accessible to listeners. You can listen to any of our podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Megaphone. Make sure to subscribe, leave a comment and spread the word about Tigers in 20 and Off the Boards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tigers on Tap Episode 3: The Roster Is Almost There

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 46:25


    In the latest installment of Tigers on Tap, join lifelong Memphis Tiger fans, TJ Willis and Trey Lasley, as they discuss the latest news in Tiger athletics. In the first segment, Trey and TJ discuss Tiger football and the big recruiting weekends that the Tigers have had over the past two weeks. Trey and TJ discuss the needs of the Tiger team for the 2023 class, and if they are happy with the group of kids that have committed to play for the Tigers. The guys try to alleviate some of the noise in TigerNation about the lack of highly ranked players that have committed so far. TJ discusses how rankings in high school football recruiting services have notoriously been late to evaluate players and once they have committed to a team will more than likely receive a ratings bump. Trey and TJ share a firm belief that the overall ranking of the Tigers' 2023 recruiting class will be much higher than where it is currently ranked. The guys then talk about the brand new turf that has been installed at Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium over the past few weeks and how excited they are about the Tigers finally being able to play on a new field, instead of the dingy, old turf they have played on for quite a long time. In the second segment, Trey and TJ change topics and discuss Tiger basketball, and all the news that has dropped over the past few weeks. Trey mentions the hiring of former Tulsa head coach, Frank Haith, as an assistant basketball coach. TJ and Trey are both extremely pleased with the hire and believe that the veteran leadership of a former rival head coach will only serve the Tigers well on both ends of the floor. Then the guys discuss the ongoing saga of "Where is Larry Brown?" They break down how important it will be to have Larry Brown around the team and how his multiple decades of experience can only serve Penny well. They end the discussion on the coaching staff by highlighting the hire of former Vanderbilt assistant coach and Whitehaven High School head coach, Faragi Phillips. TJ and Trey share how they believe the Tiger staff is in a good place and believe this staff can really bring the best out of the players. The guys end this segment talking about the roster and all of the new players that have committed to playing for the team. They go into detail on the games of Keonte Kennedy, Emmanuel Akot, and Kao. They share their thoughts on how these players will gell with the remaining members of the team and also with prized transfer portal signee Kendric Davis. TJ and Trey end the show discussing Johnathan Lawson and how they believe he will surprise Tiger fans with his skill level. About Tigers on Tap Tigers on Tap is a podcast for fans by fans. Trey and TJ are lifelong Memphis fans and share their perspective of the happenings in Tiger athletics from a fan perspective. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Ti20 Off the Boards: Head Coach Ryan Silverfield

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 45:36


    In this episode of Off the Boards, we are joined by Memphis Tiger head football coach, Ryan Silverfield. Ryan is entering into his third full year of leading the Tigers and is coming off a disappointing 6-6 record in 2021. Ryan shares his reaction and thoughts about spring football and the goals he established for the team during spring football. He spoke about how proud he was of the way the team has gelled during the offseason and the emphasis that the staff puts on conditioning during summer workouts. Ryan then discusses the quarterback competition during the spring between Grant Gunnell and incumbent starter, Seth Henigan. He speaks glowingly about the maturation of Seth and the step he's seen in Seth since stepping on campus as a skinny, 17-year old kid. Ryan talks about the "swag" that Seth possesses and how he has demanded and earned the respect of veteran players on the Tiger roster. He goes in depth about the comparisons between Seth Henigan and former Tiger great, Brady White, in terms of the mental side of playing the game. Ryan highlights how the staff purposefully recruits high character guys and the way they go about weeding out kids that might not fit the "character" of the team. To end the first segment, Ryan talks about the rest of the quarterback room and which of the guys in that room have the potential to back Seth up to start the year. In the second segment, Ryan shares how his recruiting staff doesn't necessarily look at film first to determine whether or not to offer a kid in high school a scholarship. He shares how his team has a checklist of character questions that help them understand if a kid will fit into the culture he is creating at Memphis. Ryan breaks down the 2023 recruiting class and the needs that the Tiger staff has identified for the team. Kenny asks Ryan how he feels about the impact that the transfer portal has had on high school recruiting and Ryan's own personal conviction about finding the balance between plugging and playing players through the portal and recruiting and developing young high school talent. Kenny and Ryan then discuss the Memphis Rising Initiative and the unveiling of the proposed mock ups to renovations to the Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium. Ryan shares how excited he is to see the changes and is proud of the community investment into the football program. He states that he believes that his staff is building the culture at Memphis the right way and is excited to see the community investment as recognition of that fact. To close out the interview, Kenny asks Ryan about the Big 12 expansion plans and if he thinks Memphis not being added to those plans will negatively recruiting for the Tigers. Then they transition to discuss NIL and the ever changing conversation around NIL and recruiting and how he views recruiting in the NIL era. About Off the Boards: Off the Boards is a video/audio segment where GT247 sits down with local and national sports figures. Typically, Off the Boards has been a video segment, but we are now turning it into an audio podcast as well to better meet the needs of all of our followers. This new format will allow all of GT247's content to be more accessible to listeners. You can listen to any of our podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Megaphone. Make sure to subscribe, leave a comment and spread the word about Tigers in 20 and Off the Boards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Ti20 Off the Boards: Linebacker Tyler Murray

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 22:46


    In this episode of Off the Boards we are joined by 5th year, graduate senior, linebacker Tyler Murray. Tyler joined the Tigers after playing 2 years with the Charlotte 49'ers. During his time at Charlotte, Tyler was named a team captain for the 2021 season, where he accumulated 79 total tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. Tyler talks about how the relationships with the staff was the reason he decided to come to Memphis. Head coach Ryan Silverfield is from Jacksonville, Florida where Tyler is also from. Tyler has worked with Ryan's nephew in Jacksonville during the offseason and Tyler shared how his relationship with Ryan opened the door for him to come to Memphis but his relationship with linebackers coach, Jordan Hankins, is what sealed the deal for him. Tyler shares how his transformation from a 180 pound cornerback in high school to a 220 pound linebacker in college has been beneficial because even as he put on weight during college, he was able to utilize his footwork and ball hawking abilities in the linebacker position. In the second segment, Tyler details how important the linebacker position is in the Tiger defense, and who he expects to play a strong role this year for the defense. About Off the Boards: Off the Boards is a video/audio segment where GT247 sits down with local and national sports figures. Typically, Off the Boards has been a video segment, but we are now turning it into an audio podcast as well to better meet the needs of all of our followers. This new format will allow all of GT247's content to be more accessible to listeners. You can listen to any of our podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Megaphone. Make sure to subscribe, leave a comment and spread the word about Tigers in 20 and Off the Boards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Ti20 Off the Boards: Jacob Likes Interview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 38:07


    Redshirt sophomore offensive lineman Jacob Likes joins us in the latest episode of Off the Boards. Jacob is a native Memphian who played high school ball at Christian Brothers High School before committing and ultimately enrolling at the University of Memphis in 2019. Last year he started and played in 11 games at center for the first time in his career. Jacob talks about the importance of the offensive line and how, under the leadership of OL coach Jim Bridge, they have adopted a "5 fingers/1 fist" mentality where all the linemen learn and master all 5 positions on the offensive line. Jacob described the continuity and trust that was built in the offensive line from last year and how there play made it easier for the Tigers to introduce two freshmen, Seth Henigan and Brandon Thomas, into skill positions. The 2021 offensive line was anchored by Dylan Parham, and Jacob goes into detail about his experience playing with a lineman like Dylan who was the rock of that group. Jacob shared the message that the veteran players at Memphis relay to the incoming freshman and young guys on the team. He understands how most young players come in to college and believe that the transition will be easy for them, but he explains how every players has a "Welcome to Memphis" moment where they are introduced to college football at its highest level. Because all the veteran players have experienced that "Welcome to Memphis" moment they are ready to help the young guys dig in and grind and grow into the player that they were recruited to be. His call to action to those players is that they need to put their head down, follow directions and get better before they can expect to see the field in a productive role. In the second segment, Jacob talks about his recruitment while he was at CBHS. He describes how he felt pressure from some at CBHS to hold out for SEC offers, but decided to join the Tigers because of the relationship he built with Ryan Silverfield. He describes a desire that he had to not waste the time of any school that was recruiting him, and because his relationship with the staff at Memphis was so good, he made the decision to commit early on. He shares how much he enjoys playing at the Liberty Bowl since he grew up watching the Tigers as a kid. About Off the Boards: Off the Boards is a video/audio segment where GT247 sits down with local and national sports figures. Typically, Off the Boards has been a video segment, but we are now turning it into an audio podcast as well to better meet the needs of all of our followers. This new format will allow all of GT247's content to be more accessible to listeners. You can listen to any of our podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Megaphone. Make sure to subscribe, leave a comment and spread the word about Tigers in 20 and Off the Boards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Ti20 Off The Boards: Lester Quinones Interview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 51:38


    In the latest episode of Ti20 Off the Boards, Lester Quinones joined Kenny after making the decision to forego his final year of college eligibility at Memphis and enter the NBA Draft. In the first segment, Lester goes into detail about his pre-draft workout visits with multiple NBA teams over the past few months. He shares how he came into the workouts ready to show what he could do for NBA teams and how he received really positive feedback from all the teams he worked out for. He describes how coaches and GMs were surprised by the level of shooting he displayed, but also how his facilitating and ball handling was a major part of what he showed during his workouts. He talks about the moment he knew he was ready to make the jump to the NBA was during workouts with guys that are rated higher in the draft than him and how he outplayed the majority of them during the team sessions. He says his play out there proved that his confidence in himself and that even though he knew he could be as good as the more highly sought after guys, the confidence that NBA decision makers showed in him was highly encouraging. In the second segment, Lester and Kenny go through Lester's three year career at the University of Memphis. While it was a productive three years, Lester's career was full of abnormal times. They talk about being a part of the 2019 class which was ranked #1 in the country, and how scary the team could have been if James Wiseman had played. Obviously with the postseason being cancelled because of the Covid pandemic and the suspension of James Wiseman the season did not go as expected. Lester shared how his versatility on the court during the 2021 season helped lead the Tigers to a NIT Championship. Lester shares how, as a veteran, he had to play a strong role in his junior year in 2022 to help the team come back from an up and down season. He specifically talks about his message to the team as they struggled through the dog days of the season, and how proud he was as the Tigers made a strong end of the year push and helped Penny Hardaway get to his first NCAA Tournament. Lester ends the podcast with a message of love for the city of Memphis and gratefulness for his time here. About Off the Boards: Off the Boards is a video/audio segment where GT247 sits down with local and national sports figures. Typically, Off the Boards has been a video segment, but we are now turning it into an audio podcast as well to better meet the needs of all of our followers. This new format will allow all of GT247's content to be more accessible to listeners. You can listen to any of our podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Megaphone. Make sure to subscribe, leave a comment and spread the word about Tigers in 20 and Off the Boards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Ti20 Off the Boards: Brandon Thomas Interview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 43:44


    In this episode of Off the Boards, sophomore running back Brandon Thomas joins us prior to the beginning of summer camp for 2022 Tiger football team. Brandon was a surprise star at the running back position for the Tigers as a true freshman in the 2021 season. Brandon came out of the gate with a strong first three games of the season, but as the Tigers struggled through the middle of the season, Brandon also showed ebbs and flows in his first season as a starter. In the first segment Brandon discusses coming to Memphis after experiencing a devastating hand injury. He shares his insight into the guts and resilience he showed to rehab through a near career ending injury. He explains the dark nights where he wondered if he would ever play football again, and how the Memphis staff kept in touch with him during his rehab. He explains how the birth of his daughter helped center him and made him realize how important being successful at football is now because he has more to take care of then just himself. He transitioned to talk about coming to Memphis and realizing how deep the Tiger history is at the running back position. He shares how his dealing with the hand injury and fight to get back to playing helped motivate him to shine when he got his chance. In the second segment Brandon shares some of the highs and lows he experienced during the 2021 season. He shares how devastating the concussions he experienced last year were to him because of how debilitating they were. He shares how these injuries were different than the hand injury because it wasn't just something you could fight through. He had no choice but to sit out. He mentions specifically how the Mississippi State game was a high for him because of the caliber of opponent and the efficiency of his production during that game. Brandon goes into great detail about the running back room and how tight the guys are. He dreams of the play where all 7 of the productive running backs are out on the field together, and shares how selfless all the guys are with each other. None of the guys care who gets the run as long as they are being productive. His excitement was evident as he talks about the creativity that new offensive coordinator Tim Cramsey has shown during spring football. He believes the Tigers are ready to make big moves during this 2022 season. About Off the Boards: Off the Boards is a video/audio segment where GT247 sits down with local and national sports figures. Typically, Off the Boards has been a video segment, but we are now turning it into an audio podcast as well to better meet the needs of all of our followers. This new format will allow all of GT247's content to be more accessible to listeners. You can listen to any of our podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Megaphone. Make sure to subscribe, leave a comment and spread the word about Tigers in 20 and Off the Boards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Ti20 Off the Boards: Jaylon Allen Interview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 31:56


    In the latest episode of Off the Boards, Senior DE Jaylon Allen joined GoTigers247. Jaylon is an OG veteran for the Tigers and is going into his 5th year with the Tigers. In this interview, Jaylon speaks about his desire to take a stronger leadership role within the program and lead the Tigers back to a conference championship. He has spent days watching games from last year, and described the feeling he gets as "sick to his stomach." Jaylon describes his demeanor as a leader as someone who is completely consistent day to day, and that he desires to show all the young players new to the program the mentality it takes to be successful within the Tiger program. Jaylon then shares how he has adjusted to having a fourth defensive coordinator in five years. He describes the new schemes put in place by Matt Barnes and how he is being used in ways he has never been used before. The level of excitement in Jaylon is obvious as he describes his expectations for the defense in 2022. In the second segment of this episode, Jaylon goes into detail on how important doing community work in Memphis is to him, and how his mom and stepdad have pushed him to active both on the field and in the community. About Off the Boards: Off the Boards is a video/audio segment where GT247 sits down with local and national sports figures. Typically, Off the Boards has been a video segment, but we are now turning it into an audio podcast as well to better meet the needs of all of our followers. This new format will allow all of GT247's content to be more accessible to listeners. You can listen to any of our podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Megaphone. Make sure to subscribe, leave a comment and spread the word about Tigers in 20 and Off the Boards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Ti20 OTB: Kaodirichi Akobundu-Ehiogu Interview

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 29:04


    The newest Tiger basketball commit, Kaodirichi Akobundu-Ehiogu, joined GoTigers247 in his first interview since committing to Penny Hardaway and the Memphis Tigers. Kao withdrew his name from the NBA pre-draft process on Monday, May 30th and immediately committed to play for Memphis in 2022. Kao played last year for UT Arlington after coming from Southwestern Assemblies of God, a NAIA school in Waxahachie, Texas. Kao has spent the summer going through the draft process and spoke about how much his confidence has grown after seeing his skill set match up against prospects with better credentials. Kao credits his coaching and willingness to work hard for his development over a relatively short period of time since he has started playing basketball. At the age of 13, Kao moved to Mesquite, Texas from western Nigeria after the devastating loss of his parents at an early age. Kao speaks about his goal driven mindset and how his resilience has allowed him to take tragedy and uncertainty in his life and turn it into a positive. He believes God has great purposes for him in athletics and believes that "everything happens for a reason." Kao details the conversations he has had with Penny Hardaway and describes his main goal of being the National DPOY for college basketball next year. On top of being a stalwart defender, Kao goes into great detail about his development in rebounding the ball and how a switch flipped in his brain last year on how to be a more effective rebounder at his position. Kao then describes his NBA pre-draft roommate, Lester Quinones, and how their relationship has developed during this summer. Kao spoke about playing with an elite point guard like Kendric Davis and the "pick your poison" decisions opposing defenses will have to make to stop the Tigers from scoring on fast breaks. About Off the Boards: Off the Boards is a video/audio segment where GT247 sits down with local and national sports figures. Typically, Off the Boards has been a video segment, but we are now turning it into an audio podcast as well to better meet the needs of all of our followers. This new format will allow all of GT247's content to be more accessible to listeners. You can listen to any of our podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Megaphone. Make sure to subscribe, leave a comment and spread the word about Tigers in 20 and Off the Boards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Ti20 Off the Boards: Kendric Davis Interview

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 45:06


    Tiger fans were excited when AAC Player of the Year, Kendric Davis, entered the transfer portal and committed to play for Penny Hardaway and the Memphis Tigers. On Friday, May 20th Kendric withdrew his name from the NBA Draft and announced that he would be signing to play for Memphis for the 2022-23 season. Tiger fans are very aware of Kendric Davis and what he can do on the court. Kendric is one of the best tough shot makers in college basketball and immediately comes in as the best point guard Penny has had on his roster over the past four years. In this episode we are joined by Kendric one day after he announced his intentions of signing with Memphis. Kendric expressed his excitement about playing for Penny and how Penny's game plan and schemes are what drew him to play for the Tigers. Kendric shares his story of growing up in Houston and how an AAU matchup with De'Aaron Fox was the start of building his confidence to become the player he is today. Kendric shares what his goals and expectations are for his personal game and for the Memphis Tigers this year. Kendric was close to staying in the draft this year, but his decision to come to Memphis was spurred on by a desire to win at a much bigger level and solidify his draft stock for next year's draft. Kendric shares his philosophy on playing the point guard position and how his leadership skills and abilities have allowed him to be successful at every level he's played. He discusses how playing against Penny's defense over the past two years showed him how being under Penny's coaching can help him fully round out to be the best player he can possibly be. About Off the Boards: Off the Boards is a video/audio segment where GT247 sits down with local and national sports figures. Typically, Off the Boards has been a video segment, but we are now turning it into an audio podcast as well to better meet the needs of all of our followers. This new format will allow all of GT247's content to be more accessible to listeners. You can listen to any of our podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Megaphone. Make sure to subscribe, leave a comment and spread the word about Tigers in 20 and Off the Boards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tigers on Tap Ep 2: The Competition Is Over, The Most Beautiful Stadium in College Football, and Trust In Penny

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 48:36


    Welcome to the second episode of Tigers on Tap. Join the hosts, Trey Lasley and TJ Willis, as they break down the latest news in Tiger athletics from a fan's perspective. In the first segment of episode 2, Trey and TJ discuss the supposed quarterback "competition" during spring football between Seth Henigan and Grant Gunnell. They discuss their thoughts on how they believe QB1 was always Seth's job to lose, and how Seth proved himself worthy of continuing to build on his freshman year exploits where he was voted to the Freshman All-American team. Trey and TJ discuss how Tevin Carter is, more than likely, the second string quarterback, and how impressed they have been with him during spring ball. In the second segment, Trey and TJ go into great detail about the new plans for the Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium. The Tiger football introduced new renderings in a video under the Memphis Rising plans for Tiger athletics. TJ describes the renderings as the best possible scenario, and if the stadium is renovated to the depth that the renderings propose, the Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium will be the most beautiful stadium in all of college football. The guys push back against the criticism that the Tigers athletic department have received because they have moved away from an on campus stadium. In the third segment, the guys reiterate how Tiger fans should "Trust in Penny." After Kendric Davis' signing with the Tigers out of the transfer portal most Tiger fans were expecting a rush of signings to fill out the 2022-23 roster. Since that hasn't happened some fans are concerned about what Penny is doing on the recruiting trail. The guys go into detail on the status of Deandre Williams and Lester Quinones, and who they believe the Tigers might be targeting in the transfer portal. About Tigers on Tap Tigers on Tap is a GoTigers247 audio podcast hosted by Trey Lasley and TJ Willis, two massive Tiger fans and VIP members of GoTigers247.com. The podcast is information from a fan's perspective. Come for the cold beer, stay for the hot takes. You can listen to any of our podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Megaphone. Make sure to subscribe, leave a comment and spread the word about Tigers in 20 and Off the Boards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Ti20 Off the Boards: Seth Henigan Interview

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 34:17


    In this episode of Off the Boards, we are joined by Memphis Tiger QB1, Seth Henigan. Seth is a true sophomore from Denton, Texas and comes into this year with a lot of momentum on his side. Last year, as a true freshman, Seth rocketed up the Tiger record books with his individual performance. Seth threw for 3,322 yard and 25 touchdowns. At the conclusion of the 2021 season Seth was named to the Freshman All-American team. In this episode, Seth talks about the transition from high school to college football and how his work ethic helped him adjust well to the college life. Seth describes the process of competing for the starting job during spring and fall camp in 2021, and how he was able to come out and start the year as the starting quarterback. Seth talked about the disappointment he felt, even during the individual success he achieved, because of the overall play of the team. Seth attributed the struggles Memphis had last year to the lack of ball control and turnovers. Seth described how the team came out of the 2021 season with a renewed sense of righting the ship and re-establishing the Tigers to the place they all feel the Tiger football team should be. In the second segment, Seth talks about the quarterback competition with Grant Gunnell going into the 2022 spring football camp. Seth describes his mentality on the "competition" and how he didn't view it as competition, but as an opportunity to get better as a player. Now that Seth has his QB1 position solidified coming out of spring football, he spoke about he has assumed more of a leadership role with the team, and how the players are fully on board with him as the starter. To end the episode Seth talks about his relationship with new offensive coordinator, Tim Cramsey, and the relationship they have built over the past few months. He shares the main differences between Cramsey and Kevin Johns and the trust that is being built between the quarterback and the coach. About Off the Boards: Off the Boards is a video/audio segment where GT247 sits down with local and national sports figures. Typically, Off the Boards has been a video segment, but we are now turning it into an audio podcast as well to better meet the needs of all of our followers. This new format will allow all of GT247's content to be more accessible to listeners. You can listen to any of our podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Megaphone. Make sure to subscribe, leave a comment and spread the word about Tigers in 20 and Off the Boards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Ti20 Off the Boards: Tiger transfer Kamren Washington Interview

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 18:41


    In the latest episode of Off the Boards, we are joined by Kamren Washington, a transfer defensive lineman from Sam Houston State. Kamren comes to Memphis through the transfer portal after a stellar freshman season at Sam Houston State. Kamren was named the WAC Freshman of the Year, totaling 13 tackles and one sack in 10 games. Kamren details his recruiting process with the Memphis coaches and how the coaching staff made him feel wanted unlike any place he's ever been. He discussed the interactions he had with Coach Pope and Coach Silverfield and how the culture and camaraderie being built at the University of Memphis immediately drew him to the program. He also speaks on his skill set and what he feels he brings to the table for the Tigers. He also shares how transitioning from his high school team's 4-3 defense to Sam Houston State's 3-4 defense makes him excited to get to Memphis and get back to a four down lineman defense that Matt Barnes brings to the table. You can follow Kamren on his social media accounts here: Twitter: @KBW99K Instagram: @KBW0K Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Ti20 Off the Boards: An'Darius Coffey Interview

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 34:35


    In this episode of Ti20 Off the Boards, we are joined by Tiger redshirt sophomore, An'Darius Coffey. Most Tiger fans know An'Darius and the level of talent he brings to the field, but also know that injuries have played a major role in keeping him off the field during his two years at Memphis. In this episode, An'Darius goes into full detail about his injury and the fight mentally and emotionally he has had to endure to keep his mind positive. An'Darius opens up the first segment and talks about Winona, the small Mississippi town he grew up in, and how he chose to go down a path of using his talents on the field to expand his opportunities outside of Winona. He shares how he wants to be an inspiration to other young kids from the farms and factories in small town Mississippi to know that if they work hard anything can be possible. An'Darius then shares about his recruiting visit to Memphis and how the players were what sold him to come to Memphis. He specially talks about a "player panel" that veteran Tiger players do with recruits and how instrumental that was to help him know that Memphis was the school for him. He shares specifically how Jacobi Francis and JJ Russell were lifelines for him as he transitioned from high school football to the collegiate level, and how watching them develop their skillset during the offseason showed him how different the college game is compared to the high school game. He shares how he wants to become a "Jacobi Francis" and "JJ Russell" for the "young, hard-headed" kids that are new to the Tiger program so that their development will keep the Tigers becoming the team he believes they should be. In the second segment, An'Darius goes into great detail about his season-ending injury he experienced in the 2021 season, and the guilt he felt as he slowly recovered. When asked about how he stayed close to his team during his recovery, An'Darius shares an incredible story of how the team kept him engaged with them and encouraged him. An'Darius was adamant that he feels like the team helped pull him through his recovery more so than him pushing through. They would not allow him to dwell in the guilt he felt and An'Darius mentions how impactful that was for him. He explains how much he feels like he needs to prove on the field this year, and how exciting spring ball and the "Tiger Stripes" game was a huge relief to him as he was able to put on gear and compete with his brothers on the field for the first time in a long time. An'Darius closes out the episode expressing excitement about the new position that offensive coordinator, Tim Cramsey, has designed for him this year. He shares how Tiger fans can relate it to the positions Tony Pollard and Kenneth Gainwell played during their time at Memphis. He believes this position will give him the best opportunity to be an impact on the field for the Tigers this year and get them back to the championship level everyone believes they should be. About Off the Boards: Off the Boards is a video/audio segment where GT247 sits down with local and national sports figures. Typically, Off the Boards has been a video segment, but we are now turning it into an audio podcast as well to better meet the needs of all of our followers. This new format will allow all of GT247's content to be more accessible to listeners. You can listen to any of our podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Megaphone. Make sure to subscribe, leave a comment and spread the word about Tigers in 20 and Off the Boards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Ti20 Off the Boards- Cam Jackson Interview

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 30:31


    In this latest installment of Off the Boards, redshirt sophomore Cam'Ron Jackson joined Kenny Stubblefield and discussed his breakthrough season in 2021 and the expectations that he has placed on himself for the 2022 season. Cam spoke about growing up in the small town of Haynesville in northern Louisiana and playing for Haynesville High School. Haynesville High School, while in a small city of 2,000 people, has won 17 state titles in it's history, which ranks as the second most in all of Louisiana high schools. Cam shared about how the city developed players from a young age and how playing for Haynesville High School was a dream come true. Cam then explained his recruitment and how Coach Pope played a massive role in his decision to come to Memphis over strong interest from LSU and Alabama. In January, 2022, Cam entered the transfer portal for a short time, and he explained what went into that decision and also shared why he ultimately decided that Memphis was the place for him. He went into great detail on how Coach Pope, his mom and even senior DB Quindell Johnson played a role in changing his mind. In the second segment, Cam discusses how the defensive line has been unleashed with Matt Barnes as the new defensive coordinator. He walks us through what Tiger fans can expect from the Tigers' defensive line this year, and how excited he is about the depth the Tigers have at that position. Cam finishes out the episode talking about the games he is most excited to play this year, and which Memphis BBQ spot is his favorite place to eat. About Off the Boards: Off the Boards is a video/audio segment where GT247 sits down with local and national sports figures. Typically, Off the Boards has been a video segment, but we are now turning it into an audio podcast as well to better meet the needs of all of our followers. This new format will allow all of GT247's content to be more accessible to listeners. You can listen to any of our podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Megaphone. Make sure to subscribe, leave a comment and spread the word about Tigers in 20 and Off the Boards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tigers on Tap Ep 1: Friday Night Stripes and Kendric Davis commitment reaction

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 52:02


    Welcome to the inaugural episode of Tigers on Tap. Your hosts, TJ Willis and Trey Lasley, introduce the podcast and the beers they have chosen to taste for this episode. In the first segment, Trey and TJ break down what they were hoping to see in the 2022 Tiger football team during the Friday Night Stripes game. They discussed the addition of the two new coordinators and their impact on the way the offense and defensive schemes looked. Trey and TJ spent a few minutes breaking down the quarterback competition. Trey was incredibly impressed with Tevin Carter and his arm strength, but they broke down who they believe is going to come out on top in the quarterback competition: Seth Henigan or Grant Gunnell. They transition to talking about the running backs and how they believe the running back role will be a filled by committee this year. TJ was pleasantly surprised by a few plays by returning RB Dreke Clark coming out of the backfield and making catches. TJ mentioned the wide receiver corp and how disappointed he was with the consistency during the game. In the second segment, TJ and Trey highlighted the fact that the Tiger defense has switched back to a 4-man front and how Tiger fans will be excited to see the pressure the defense will bring to opponents this year. Trey shares how excited he is by the linebacker group this year, and how he believes they will be one of the more effective parts of the defensive this year. Trey mentions that he believes Greg Rubin is going to take a big leap from an already successful freshman campaign. Trey and TJ end the football portion of this podcast talking about what they were the most pleasantly surprised by and they both were in agreement that the special teams was the most disappointing part of the spring game and how scared they are that the special teams could lose games for the Tigers this year. The guys then transition to the massive news that transfer guard Kendric Davis signed with the Tigers on Friday night. TJ believes that the signing of Kendric Davis is Penny Hardaway's best job as a recruiter since he's been at Memphis. About Tigers on Tap Tigers on Tap is a podcast for fans by fans. Trey and TJ are lifelong Memphis fans and share their perspective of the happenings in Tiger athletics from a fan perspective. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Introducing a new GoTigers247 podcast: "Tigers on Tap"

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 4:16


    GoTigers247 is proud to announce a new podcast called Tigers on Tap. This new podcast is hosted by long-time Tiger fans and GoTigers247 VIP members, Trey Lasley and TJ Willis. Trey and TJ are both lifelong Memphians and have been fans and season ticket holders with the University of Memphis for years, and they will be bringing a fan's perspective to the GoTigers247 coverage of the University of Memphis athletic department. As big fans of craft beer, Trey and TJ will also highlight a new craft beer each episode so that our Tiger fans can expand their taste for good beer. GoTigers247 is all about trying to expand our digital content coverage of the University of Memphis and we are excited to bring TJ and Trey into the network of podcasts we create. We hope ya'll enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Ti20 Off the Boards- Quindell Johnson Interview

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 29:36


    Standout senior DB Quindell Johnson joined lead digital content creator, Kenny Stubblefield, in this episode of Ti20 Off the Boards. Quindell and Kenny spend the first segment in this episode discussing last year's team and the individual grade that Quindell would give himself. Quindell shares some of his favorite plays and games from the 2021 season, and what part of the game is the hardest for physical defensive backs like himself. Quindell talks about the veteran leadership, both on the field and vocally, of former Tigers' Jacobi Francis and JJ Russell. He speaks on how their willingness to step up vocally helped the defensive grow on the field, and how he plans to fill that vocal role for the defense this year. In the second segment, Kenny brings up the elephant in the room, which is Quindell's decision to come back to Memphis for his senior year instead of declaring for the 2022 NFL Draft. Quindell goes into great detail about why he made the difficult choice of coming back and what his ultimate goals are for him individually and the Tigers as a team. Quindell gives a really great piece of insight into why the changeover in the defensive coordinator during the offseason did not affect his decision to come back to Memphis. He explains how he views having 4 defensive coordinators in 5 years during his time at Memphis, and how his base knowledge of football helps him take the good from each defensive coordinator and build on top of his vast knowledge he possesses. Quindell ends the interview answering questions from fans. About Off the Boards: Off the Boards is a video/audio segment where GT247 sits down with local and national sports figures. Typically, Off the Boards has been a video segment, but we are now turning it into an audio podcast as well to better meet the needs of all of our followers. This new format will allow all of GT247's content to be more accessible to listeners. You can listen to any of our podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Megaphone. Make sure to subscribe, leave a comment and spread the word about Tigers in 20 and Off the Boards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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