Memphis Tigers Football Reports To Camp
Year one under head coach mike norvell... the university of memphis football playing tigers..
Finishing 8 and 5..... and grabbing a berth in the boca raton bowl.
Good year... year two... the tigers expected to do more..
And they're embracing it.
Local 24's jessica benson.... with the tigers as they report to training camp today.
Jessica benson/local24jessi ca: "football is back, at least it is here at the university of memphis..the tigers reporting to fall camp this afternoon, and that energy, that buzz that's been growing all summer long throughout this city, certainly has the players and coaches fired up and ready to get to work."
Anthony miller/univ of memphis wide receiver: "i think that's what coach norvell expects coming into this first practice, you know with our second year in the program he expects us to know it all and get it clicking each and every play and i just believe that it's going to be hard for defenses to stop."
Mike norvell/univ of memphis head coach: "the expectations are going to continue to rise.
In year one there were so many question marks and i think in the past season we showed that the success of memphis tiger football is here to stay and i guess when you are picked to be the preseason champion that did validate a lot of the things we've been sharing with the team but it's also a great compliment to where our program is and where people on the outside belive it can go."
Riley ferguson/univ of memphis quarterback: "this time last year really nobody was talking about us and i feel like we're taking this year and looking at last year like look there's two ends of the spectrum and we're just gonna come out like we did last year and not really worry about what anyone on the outside has to say."
Doroland dorecus/univ of memphis running back: "for the young guys that are going to come after us, we've built a championship like mentality for them, it wasn't always like that but we've set the bar high and now they know the standard."
Phil mayhue/univ of memphis wide receiver: "it's a good feeling to know that you have a community that's backing you and it's a responsibilty at the same time to put on a show when it comes to game time.
We do it the memphis way: hard, smart and tough every down."
Christian johnson/univ of memphis defensive end: "it's one thing to say it but camp you have to go out and show it, everybody's coming with expectations like we come we ready to go there's no sitting back, we're ready to go this year."
Jessica benson/local24jessi ca: "the tigers will hit the field for the 1st time tomorrow afternoon, we're now just a little over one month away from that august 31st home opener against louisiana monroe.
With the tigers den, jessica benson reporting."