Memphis Rumors & News

  • Memphis lands 4-star DE John Tate

    The Score "Memphis has reeled in its first four-star recruit of the 2016 class, as defensive end John Tate announced his commitment to the Tigers on Sunday. Tate, a Pine Bluff, Ark., product picked Memphis over scholarship offers from Arizona State, Houston, and Louisville, among other programs." January 25

  • Former Memphis cornerback Reggis Ball issues apology to Auburn for stealing football after Birmingham Bowl

    Alabama "The former Memphis football player who stole an Auburn game ball following the Birmingham Bowl issued an apology on Tuesday. Reggis Ball, who tackled a member of Auburn's equipment staff to the turf and stole a football following Auburn's 31-10 win at Legion Field, penned a hand written apology..." January 06

  • Paxton Lynch to announce he intends to enter 2016 NFL Draft

    NFL.com "Memphis junior quarterback Paxton Lynch has decided he's ready to make the jump to the NFL. Lynch will announce at a press conference Thursday morning that he'll apply for early entry into the 2016 NFL Draft, per NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport." December 31

  • Report: Paxton Lynch ‘a virtual lock’ to enter 2016 NFL Draft

    Sportsnaut "Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch is reportedly “a virtual lock” to enter the 2016 NFL Draft, according to Josh Norris of Rotoworld and NBC Sports, a noted draft guru. This is expected for a couple of reasons. First and foremost, Lynch’s 2015 campaign for the Tigers was the kind every young..." December 07

  • Memphis to hire Arizona State OC Mike Norvell as coach

    CBS Sports "Mike Norvell, 34, will become one of the youngest head coaches in college football as he is reportedly set to be named to the top job at Memphis. Norvell, who has spent the past four seasons as Arizona State's offensive coordinator, will be introduced by the Tigers at a press conference Friday,..." December 03

  • Memphis AD: School made 'extraordinary offer' to keep Justin Fuente

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Memphis knows Justin Fuente will be a hot commodity on the coaching market, so the school is doing all it can to keep him. According to the Commercial Appeal, Memphis offered Fuente a deal that “would have made him the highest-paid football coach outside the Power Five conferences at the time.”..." November 21

  • Rich Rod leads list of 6 candidates to replace Beamer at Virginia Tech

    CBS Sports "When Virginia Tech's Frank Beamer stepped down Sunday effective at the end of the season, a trend continued. College football is increasingly becoming a young man's game. In a span of 19 days, college football has lost four of its five oldest coaches. For various reasons, Steve Spurrier..." November 02

  • Memphis suspends six connected to Miami Beach Brawl

    College Football Talk "BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall will announce which of his players were suspended because of their actions in last year’s bowl game after the 2015 opener is played. His counterpart, however, is a being a little more forthcoming. Monday, Memphis head coach Justin Fuente announced six players..." September 01

  • Memphis OT Lawrence is Harbaugh's first 2018 offer

    Detroit News "Coach Jim Harbaugh and Michigan have offered their first prospect from the 2018 class -- offensive tackle Will Lawrence from Harding Academy in Memphis, Tennessee." March 12

  • BYU, Memphis shouldn't wait to identify suspended players from fight

    CBS Sports "Three months have passed since and BYU and Memphis ended a wildly entertaining Miami Beach Bowl with a wildly embarrassing postgame brawl. BYU, Memphis and American Athletic Conference officials have said all the right things since then. They've expressed regret. They've talked about community..." March 12

  • ULM loses DC Reffett to Memphis

    The News Star "The ULM football program is losing its longest tenured coach. Defensive coordinator Troy Reffett accepted a job Monday at the University of Memphis where he will coach cornerbacks. Reffett spent the past two years as ULM's corners coach on top of his coordinator duties. He started his..." February 17

  • Don’t expect BYU to announce Miami Beach Brawl penalties

    College Football Talk "Earlier this week, Memphis announced suspensions, ranging from half-game to two-game as well banishment from other team activities such as practices and scrimmages, for 12 unnamed players for their roles in the Miami Beach Brawl. For those expecting BYU to do the same, don’t hold your..." January 22

  • University of Memphis disciplines 12 for roles in bowl brawl

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Twelve University of Memphis football players and representatives were disciplined Tuesday for their roles in the on-field altercations that followed the Tigers’ 55-48 double-overtime victory over BYU in the Dec. 22 Miami Beach Bowl. The penalties — meted out by the U of M in cooperation with..." January 20

  • Memphis defensive coordinator Barry Odom takes same position at Missouri

    Yahoo! Sports "Missouri will turn to a familiar face to fill its vacancy at defensive coordinator. The school announced Tuesday morning that Barry Odom, a former Mizzou linebacker and assistant coach, will take over as defensive coordinator, beginning Jan. 1. Odom, who just finished his third season as..." December 23

  • Memphis, BYU ADs to probe fight

    ESPN "The athletic directors at Memphis and BYU are expressing regret over the fight following the Tigers' 55-48 overtime victory over the Cougars in the Miami Beach Bowl on Monday. Memphis athletic director Tom Bowen said he and coach Justin Fuente will review video over the next few days and take..." December 23

  • Memphis, Justin Fuente agree to new five-year contract starting at $1.4M

    SI - College Football "Memphis coach Justin Fuente led the Tigers to a share of the American Athletic Conference championship. Now, the school is rewarding him for it. A source with knowledge of the situation said Memphis and Fuente have agreed to a five-year contract starting at $1.4 million per season. The contract..." December 18

  • Report: Memphis finalizing new contract for Justin Fuente

    College Football Talk "With the coaching carousel spinning and three big name programs looking to fill a vacancy, Memphis is in the process of securing their head coach before anyone else comes looking to make an offer. Justin Fuente, coming off a share of the American Athletic Conference and wrapping up the most wins..." December 03

  • Memphis loses top running back Dorceus to injury

    Daily Helmsman "The University of Memphis football team lost 24-3 to then, No. 11 Ole Miss on Saturday, but the biggest loss may have come late in the first half at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford. Fuente announced on Monday at his weekly press conference that the Tigers’ leading rusher sophomore Doroland..." October 01

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 09

  • Memphis Announces 2014 Football Schedule

    GoTigersGo.com "Six home dates, including a nationally-televised, Friday game against American Athletic Conference newcomer Tulsa on Halloween night, as well as nonconference road games at UCLA and Ole Miss, highlight the 2014 Memphis football scheduled announced on Tuesday. "The way it is designed - how it..." March 13

  • Two added to UNC’s staff, including ex-Memphis head coach

    College Football Talk "In completing his North Carolina coaching staff after departures this offseason, Larry Fedora has added a very experienced former assistant as well as a coach very familiar to the Tar Heels football program. UNC confirmed Monday that Keith Heckendorf and Larry Porter have been added as position..." February 11

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