Preview 2018: Memphis Tigers. Overdue For A Title

Preview 2018: Memphis Tigers. Overdue For A Title

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Preview 2018: Memphis Tigers. Overdue For A Title


What You Need To Know About The Memphis Offense

– The offense that blew up enough to finish second in the nation in scoring – averaging 45.5 points per game – and ripped it up for over 532 yards per outing, mainly due to a devastating passing attack. And now, with Riley Ferguson done, the Tigers need to find a new quarterback who can grow into a statistical star.

Arizona State transfer Brady White was looking for a fresh start and a chance to play, and the junior wasn’t bad this offseason. However, David Moore adds experience in the attack and can run a little bit, too.

Gone is the unstoppable Anthony Miller from the receiving corps after coming up with 1,462 yards and 18 touchdowns. Tony Pollard is part running back, part receiver, and there’s a little bit of returning experience with TE Sean Dykes a good one and 6-3, 200-pound Damonte Coxie a big deep threat. The offense makes the receivers, but there isn’t another Miller.

– The ground game did its part all season, running for close to 200 yards per outing and doing a great job of balancing out the offense. And now, the three top producers are back led by 1,154-yard junior Darrell Henderson and 223-pound, 13-touchdown Patrick Taylor. Tony Pollard might be more of a receiver now, but he can work in as a tailback when needed, too.

Best of all, the line should be magnificent. It was good enough in pass protection and great at opening up holes for the ground game. Four starters return, and almost all have all-star talent, starting with Trevon Tate at left tackle, Drew Kyser back at center and Dustin Woodard at – most likely – one of the guard spots.

Biggest Key To The Memphis Offense

The receivers have to be great from the start. Pollard is going to be more than fine as a No. 1 guy, and the tight ends will be more than just good safety values. But close to 2,000 yards of receiving production are going in Anthony Miller and Phil Mayhue. Fortunately, nine of the top 11 pass catchers are back – and they have to be ready to produce right away.

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