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RE: How to turn it around?
(11-23-2021 04:19 PM)TylerTiger Wrote:  
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(11-23-2021 01:00 PM)TylerTiger Wrote:  
(11-23-2021 12:24 PM)tigergreen Wrote:  
(11-23-2021 12:15 PM)TylerTiger Wrote:  But I think if we're talking about this next season and we're 5-6 again or worse or near...it's probably time to move on.

I agree, BUT the thing is, with conference realignment, we truly don't have another year to give. This is the worst possible timing as someone else said.

BUT on the flipside, this would be the first "real" hire that Veatch (and likely the new president) would do...do we want them making a "rookie" mistake that sets us even further back while all the conference stuff is still hanging? Is the devil we know better than the devil we don't in that case?

I understand concern and it is ill-timed, but I think a bigger conference will be more focused on our overall commitment to the program versus just W-L but you're definitely right. There's a risk in both keeping Silverfield and hoping for the best, or risking the unknown and hoping for the best. But I'd be worried the second option that they'd try to find a known name with HC experience (i.e. like Cincy did with Tommy Tuberville) that just kind of oozes mediocrity. We could get rid if Silverfield and end up with Muschamp.

Tubbs won an AAC championship.

Ruin will not

Tubbs also had Butch Jones' recruiting prior to him being there. Once they were gone, they fell quick.

Norvell did a great job.

Silverfield with 8-3 with the majority of Norvell's players left over, including Brady White during a pandemic year where players sat out.

This year, more youth, less of those guys here. It is a step back. No one is disagreeing in disappointment. But every situation is different.
yep. RS has played 15 guys from his first 2 classes. That's a lot of youth getting snaps.
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RE: How to turn it around?
(11-23-2021 12:15 PM)TylerTiger Wrote:  
(11-23-2021 11:52 AM)Eagleonpar Wrote:  
(11-23-2021 11:40 AM)MemphisFootballFan Wrote:  
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(11-23-2021 11:01 AM)MemphisFootballFan Wrote:  Keep Seth Henigan - he is already really good as a true freshmen and he will be even better next year with more practice and size. Kevin Johns has done a great job with him and through continued development I believe he has the potential to become the best qb in program history.

Let’s hope he stays. Lots of big programs need QBs

Silverfield just brought in the best recruiting class in program history this year. Those guys will all develop and get better and get more playing time next season. The 2022 recruiting class is also looking like a very good one. It would be stupid to throw it all away and start over.

This year has been significantly affected by injuries. There is a lot to be optimistic about for next season. The people who are ready to fire Silverfield are making an emotional, irrational decision based on a bad record in one season. I know because I was right there with them after the Houston game. But after some time to reflect and calm down, I think Silverfield definitely should get another year. He's a great recruiter and these kids play really hard for him. He's had a lot of bad luck this season and he still deserves a chance to show what he can do.

I understand the instinct to want to tear it all down after one bad season, but that would be impulsive and a terrible decision for the future of this football program.

From what I hear about the people that want him gone is not about the record this season. It plays into it but there’s a lot more. I’m not the one that wants him gone , this season at least. But to say there aren’t a lot of problems is to really bury your heard into the sand.

There are a lot of problems, but some of that is also based on injuries, youth, and inexperience. Mistakes are costly and that's something that must be cleaned up next year. Outside of UCF (lost by 17) and Houston (Lost by 18), or losses have been by 6 points or less which indicates we were pretty much 1-2 plays, mistakes, turnovers that could've changed that game for the better.

5-6 is disappointing, but the people ignoring a whole context of it to fit their narrative of "total collapse" is just insane.

I agree with someone earlier...the biggest red flag is that our HC is a former Oline coach both in College and NFL and our OLine has been atrocious. Maybe that is part of Silverfield being more of a Managing-type Head Coach than hands on (I'm not sure of that). But that being his strength and forte, and that being a big weakness (though injuries have made it more glaring), is a big cause for concern.

I think Silverfield deserves at least one more year. With experience and still some issues, including the pandemic, he went 8-3 in his first year. In a year with a lot of injuries, hurt players, inexperience in some areas, we definitely had growing pains.

But I think if we're talking about this next season and we're 5-6 again or worse or near...it's probably time to move on.

He went 8-3 with a ready made team. If not for Covid it would probably have been another 10 win season.

Which makes this year really a puzzler. You figure uh oh a true freshman QB but that is not the problem that is a strength....... 5-6 when you hit a HR at QB?
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RE: How to turn it around?
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(11-23-2021 09:18 AM)Claw Wrote:  I've been patient. I've been quiet. I've thought about it.

Silverfield was the offensive line coach. I honestly believed our previous incredible running success was due to his offensive lines. It's apparent now that it was more likely due to having NFL quality running backs.

We now have an offensive line coach for a head coach, but we can't run the football. That is a major red flag to me. Major.

I think it is time for a change. I don't see the reason to believe in next year. I used to be a battered fan. Not anymore. I expect better.

It's time for a new coach.


In the last 45 years we have had 10 coaches and only 3 of them have overall winning records. One of them is the current coach.

Do you think he can keep it?

I don't really know. But he has a good quarterback. Could go 6-6 next year as well.
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RE: How to turn it around?
(11-23-2021 06:19 PM)Hernando Hills Tiger Wrote:  
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(11-23-2021 09:18 AM)Claw Wrote:  I've been patient. I've been quiet. I've thought about it.

Silverfield was the offensive line coach. I honestly believed our previous incredible running success was due to his offensive lines. It's apparent now that it was more likely due to having NFL quality running backs.

We now have an offensive line coach for a head coach, but we can't run the football. That is a major red flag to me. Major.

I think it is time for a change. I don't see the reason to believe in next year. I used to be a battered fan. Not anymore. I expect better.

It's time for a new coach.


In the last 45 years we have had 10 coaches and only 3 of them have overall winning records. One of them is the current coach.

Do you think he can keep it?

I don't really know. But he has a good quarterback. Could go 6-6 next year as well.

Totally agree. It could go either way next year. I will be watching the off season with a lot of interest.
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RE: How to turn it around?
(11-23-2021 06:26 PM)TGTiger Wrote:  
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(11-23-2021 10:27 AM)Claw Wrote:  
(11-23-2021 10:16 AM)Hernando Hills Tiger Wrote:  
(11-23-2021 09:18 AM)Claw Wrote:  I've been patient. I've been quiet. I've thought about it.

Silverfield was the offensive line coach. I honestly believed our previous incredible running success was due to his offensive lines. It's apparent now that it was more likely due to having NFL quality running backs.

We now have an offensive line coach for a head coach, but we can't run the football. That is a major red flag to me. Major.

I think it is time for a change. I don't see the reason to believe in next year. I used to be a battered fan. Not anymore. I expect better.

It's time for a new coach.


In the last 45 years we have had 10 coaches and only 3 of them have overall winning records. One of them is the current coach.

Do you think he can keep it?

I don't really know. But he has a good quarterback. Could go 6-6 next year as well.

Totally agree. It could go either way next year. I will be watching the off season with a lot of interest.

We all will.
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RE: How to turn it around?
He doesn’t have to “turn it around “

This is just a transition year. We will be fine
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How to turn it around?
(11-23-2021 08:39 PM)Dynamos Wrote:  He doesn’t have to “turn it around “

This is just a transition year. We will be fine


Is it? I hope the Calvary is coming in the form more on field talent and a modified staff, otherwise I don’t see it.

We didn’t play a hard schedule this season so I’m not sure how anyone could be confident that “we’ll be fine”.
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RE: How to turn it around?
(11-23-2021 03:37 PM)Unbreakable04 Wrote:  Simple:

1. Fire Ruin Silverfield
2. Use the outside search firm again
3. Do not let the University staff be in charge of the hiring process
4. Do not make an emotional hire (get rid of our own Matt Luke)
5. Find a coach that will sell the program rather than be in hiding
6. That will yield positive results

Other ways to fix the problem:

1. Do not make Arkansas State's offense look like Alabama, almost blowing a 28 point lead
2. Do not blow a 21 point lead to a CUSA team
3. Do not blow a 17 point lead and lose to a 1 win team on the road (Temple)
4. Do not lose at mediocre Tulsa
4A. Do not send your Freshman kicker out onto the field to attempt his first ever collegiate FG, fresh off a broken foot, from 58 yards, in swirling winds
4B. It does not take an experienced coach or a coach of any sort to understand how 4A will turn out
4C. Do not go for it on 4th down from the 11 yard line when you can take the lead (and already tried to kick 3 FG's)
5. Do not practice all week with limited reps for your starting QB at UCF
5A. Do not punt from your own 30 yard line, to net 10 yards, when points are at a premium on the first drive, setting the tone for the game
5B. Allow Brandon Thomas to have more than 5 carries - don't blame him for transferring if he chooses to
6. Do not mismanage the clock/game/everything to blow another game (ECU)
6A. Do not lose to ECU at home
6B. Do not lose to ECU ever in present time
7. Too much to list for our hapless performance at Houston
7A. Do not wear a turtleneck when it's 57 degrees outside underneath a long sleeve shirt
8. Do not lose to Tulane at home
9. As a result of 1 through 8, see #1 at the very top

To make it a little more simplified. This guy ^ wanted Freeze.

Look at #8. The game has not been played yet and he has us already losing.

Wonder if he was the same jerk that was the student publisher of The Daily Helmsman in the early 80s?

Wrote an article about how the basketball team would revenge the football losses against a list of teams and listed them all.

The only problem was one of the games had not been played yet and I visited their office and gave them a piece of my mind.
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RE: How to turn it around?
beat Tulane, get a bowl win, find a kicker, hire a new special teams coordinator.

I'd start with that...
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RE: How to turn it around?
(11-23-2021 09:31 PM)ncrdbl1 Wrote:  
(11-23-2021 03:37 PM)Unbreakable04 Wrote:  Simple:

1. Fire Ruin Silverfield
2. Use the outside search firm again
3. Do not let the University staff be in charge of the hiring process
4. Do not make an emotional hire (get rid of our own Matt Luke)
5. Find a coach that will sell the program rather than be in hiding
6. That will yield positive results

Other ways to fix the problem:

1. Do not make Arkansas State's offense look like Alabama, almost blowing a 28 point lead
2. Do not blow a 21 point lead to a CUSA team
3. Do not blow a 17 point lead and lose to a 1 win team on the road (Temple)
4. Do not lose at mediocre Tulsa
4A. Do not send your Freshman kicker out onto the field to attempt his first ever collegiate FG, fresh off a broken foot, from 58 yards, in swirling winds
4B. It does not take an experienced coach or a coach of any sort to understand how 4A will turn out
4C. Do not go for it on 4th down from the 11 yard line when you can take the lead (and already tried to kick 3 FG's)
5. Do not practice all week with limited reps for your starting QB at UCF
5A. Do not punt from your own 30 yard line, to net 10 yards, when points are at a premium on the first drive, setting the tone for the game
5B. Allow Brandon Thomas to have more than 5 carries - don't blame him for transferring if he chooses to
6. Do not mismanage the clock/game/everything to blow another game (ECU)
6A. Do not lose to ECU at home
6B. Do not lose to ECU ever in present time
7. Too much to list for our hapless performance at Houston
7A. Do not wear a turtleneck when it's 57 degrees outside underneath a long sleeve shirt
8. Do not lose to Tulane at home
9. As a result of 1 through 8, see #1 at the very top

To make it a little more simplified. This guy ^ wanted Freeze.

Look at #8. The game has not been played yet and he has us already losing.

Wonder if he was the same jerk that was the student publisher of The Daily Helmsman in the early 80s?

Wrote an article about how the basketball team would revenge the football losses against a list of teams and listed them all.

The only problem was one of the games had not been played yet and I visited their office and gave them a piece of my mind.

That’s truly an ncrdbl story.
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RE: How to turn it around?
(11-23-2021 09:53 PM)Unbreakable04 Wrote:  
(11-23-2021 09:31 PM)ncrdbl1 Wrote:  
(11-23-2021 03:37 PM)Unbreakable04 Wrote:  Simple:

1. Fire Ruin Silverfield
2. Use the outside search firm again
3. Do not let the University staff be in charge of the hiring process
4. Do not make an emotional hire (get rid of our own Matt Luke)
5. Find a coach that will sell the program rather than be in hiding
6. That will yield positive results

Other ways to fix the problem:

1. Do not make Arkansas State's offense look like Alabama, almost blowing a 28 point lead
2. Do not blow a 21 point lead to a CUSA team
3. Do not blow a 17 point lead and lose to a 1 win team on the road (Temple)
4. Do not lose at mediocre Tulsa
4A. Do not send your Freshman kicker out onto the field to attempt his first ever collegiate FG, fresh off a broken foot, from 58 yards, in swirling winds
4B. It does not take an experienced coach or a coach of any sort to understand how 4A will turn out
4C. Do not go for it on 4th down from the 11 yard line when you can take the lead (and already tried to kick 3 FG's)
5. Do not practice all week with limited reps for your starting QB at UCF
5A. Do not punt from your own 30 yard line, to net 10 yards, when points are at a premium on the first drive, setting the tone for the game
5B. Allow Brandon Thomas to have more than 5 carries - don't blame him for transferring if he chooses to
6. Do not mismanage the clock/game/everything to blow another game (ECU)
6A. Do not lose to ECU at home
6B. Do not lose to ECU ever in present time
7. Too much to list for our hapless performance at Houston
7A. Do not wear a turtleneck when it's 57 degrees outside underneath a long sleeve shirt
8. Do not lose to Tulane at home
9. As a result of 1 through 8, see #1 at the very top

To make it a little more simplified. This guy ^ wanted Freeze.

Look at #8. The game has not been played yet and he has us already losing.

Wonder if he was the same jerk that was the student publisher of The Daily Helmsman in the early 80s?

Wrote an article about how the basketball team would revenge the football losses against a list of teams and listed them all.

The only problem was one of the games had not been played yet and I visited their office and gave them a piece of my mind.

That’s truly an ncrdbl story.

hilarious
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(11-23-2021 09:50 PM)UofMemphis Wrote:  beat Tulane, get a bowl win, find a kicker, hire a new special teams coordinator.

I'd start with that...

bump
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(11-23-2021 10:21 PM)pfunk Wrote:  
(11-23-2021 09:50 PM)UofMemphis Wrote:  beat Tulane, get a bowl win, find a kicker, hire a new special teams coordinator.

I'd start with that...

bump

That’s the minimum for sure.
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(11-23-2021 09:30 PM)cscottl1981 Wrote:  
(11-23-2021 08:39 PM)Dynamos Wrote:  He doesn’t have to “turn it around “

This is just a transition year. We will be fine


Is it? I hope the Calvary is coming in the form more on field talent and a modified staff, otherwise I don’t see it.

We didn’t play a hard schedule this season so I’m not sure how anyone could be confident that “we’ll be fine”.

I am confident we'll be fine.

It's a team, coach, COVID, transfer portal new rules -> transition year. We always come back better and always will.

But don't let that stop anyone from wailing and nashing teeth. Too many of you love that drama stuff. I'm glad your here instead of watching soap operas. Shows your passion!!! Keep it up.
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(11-24-2021 06:57 AM)ImaTiger Wrote:  
(11-23-2021 09:30 PM)cscottl1981 Wrote:  
(11-23-2021 08:39 PM)Dynamos Wrote:  He doesn’t have to “turn it around “

This is just a transition year. We will be fine


Is it? I hope the Calvary is coming in the form more on field talent and a modified staff, otherwise I don’t see it.

We didn’t play a hard schedule this season so I’m not sure how anyone could be confident that “we’ll be fine”.

I am confident we'll be fine.

It's a team, coach, COVID, transfer portal new rules -> transition year. We always come back better and always will.

But don't let that stop anyone from wailing and nashing teeth. Too many of you love that drama stuff. I'm glad your here instead of watching soap operas. Shows your passion!!! Keep it up.

Maybe they get it figured out, but if you don’t see the issues many have brought up here then you’re choosing to look the other way. I’m not on the can Silverfiled now train, but I’m not confident he’s the right guy. We’ll see what happens next season.

I’m just praying we don’t lay an egg against Tulane. Is that dramatic?? FYI we lost to Temple. They are bottom of the barrel too so it’s not impossible.
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(11-23-2021 09:50 PM)UofMemphis Wrote:  beat Tulane, get a bowl win, find a kicker, hire a new special teams coordinator.

I'd start with that...

Unfortunately I don't believe that will be enough
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(11-23-2021 09:53 PM)Unbreakable04 Wrote:  
(11-23-2021 09:31 PM)ncrdbl1 Wrote:  
(11-23-2021 03:37 PM)Unbreakable04 Wrote:  Simple:

1. Fire Ruin Silverfield
2. Use the outside search firm again
3. Do not let the University staff be in charge of the hiring process
4. Do not make an emotional hire (get rid of our own Matt Luke)
5. Find a coach that will sell the program rather than be in hiding
6. That will yield positive results

Other ways to fix the problem:

1. Do not make Arkansas State's offense look like Alabama, almost blowing a 28 point lead
2. Do not blow a 21 point lead to a CUSA team
3. Do not blow a 17 point lead and lose to a 1 win team on the road (Temple)
4. Do not lose at mediocre Tulsa
4A. Do not send your Freshman kicker out onto the field to attempt his first ever collegiate FG, fresh off a broken foot, from 58 yards, in swirling winds
4B. It does not take an experienced coach or a coach of any sort to understand how 4A will turn out
4C. Do not go for it on 4th down from the 11 yard line when you can take the lead (and already tried to kick 3 FG's)
5. Do not practice all week with limited reps for your starting QB at UCF
5A. Do not punt from your own 30 yard line, to net 10 yards, when points are at a premium on the first drive, setting the tone for the game
5B. Allow Brandon Thomas to have more than 5 carries - don't blame him for transferring if he chooses to
6. Do not mismanage the clock/game/everything to blow another game (ECU)
6A. Do not lose to ECU at home
6B. Do not lose to ECU ever in present time
7. Too much to list for our hapless performance at Houston
7A. Do not wear a turtleneck when it's 57 degrees outside underneath a long sleeve shirt
8. Do not lose to Tulane at home
9. As a result of 1 through 8, see #1 at the very top

To make it a little more simplified. This guy ^ wanted Freeze.

Look at #8. The game has not been played yet and he has us already losing.

Wonder if he was the same jerk that was the student publisher of The Daily Helmsman in the early 80s?

Wrote an article about how the basketball team would revenge the football losses against a list of teams and listed them all.

The only problem was one of the games had not been played yet and I visited their office and gave them a piece of my mind.

That’s truly an ncrdbl story.

Poor guy.

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RE: How to turn it around?
Sadly, we don't have the roster and talent to go 9-3 next year (assuming we're going to play Cincinnati next year).

Coach Silverfield and his staff have got to hit the transfer portal hard this year. We're going to need another running back, tight end, 2 receivers, and offensive lineman, two linebackers, and a defensive back.

We have to take advantage of fast starts. We have scored 82 (75 offensively) in the first quarter this year. We have also been shutout in the first quarter in 4 games. I want to say that we have also scored 41 points combined in two games this year. We averaged 9.5 points in the first quarter in 2019. We were only shutout one time (@ Temple) In 2021, we are averaging 7.4 points in the first quarter. In the last 4 games, Memphis had only scored 7 points in the first quarter combined.

Seth Henigan needs to add close to 20 pounds of muscle. The only knock on the kid is his body and slim build. Can he take some hits. Tevin Carter, Grant Gunnell, even Brady White are all in the 230 pound area. Henigan only weigh at 200 pounds.

Henigan needs to aim around 65% competition percentage. He's currently at 59.3%, which is 95th in the country. If he was at 65%, he would be 36th in the country.

However, if there's not any significant change during the offseason, then I do expect this year to happen all over again.
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(11-24-2021 03:08 PM)GoDownSwinging Wrote:  Sadly, we don't have the roster and talent to go 9-3 next year (assuming we're going to play Cincinnati next year).

Coach Silverfield and his staff have got to hit the transfer portal hard this year. We're going to need another running back, tight end, 2 receivers, and offensive lineman, two linebackers, and a defensive back.

We have to take advantage of fast starts. We have scored 82 (75 offensively) in the first quarter this year. We have also been shutout in the first quarter in 4 games. I want to say that we have also scored 41 points combined in two games this year. We averaged 9.5 points in the first quarter in 2019. We were only shutout one time (@ Temple) In 2021, we are averaging 7.4 points in the first quarter. In the last 4 games, Memphis had only scored 7 points in the first quarter combined.

Seth Henigan needs to add close to 20 pounds of muscle. The only knock on the kid is his body and slim build. Can he take some hits. Tevin Carter, Grant Gunnell, even Brady White are all in the 230 pound area. Henigan only weigh at 200 pounds.

Henigan needs to aim around 65% competition percentage. He's currently at 59.3%, which is 95th in the country. If he was at 65%, he would be 36th in the country.

However, if there's not any significant change during the offseason, then I do expect this year to happen all over again.
another Running back? you have Rodriguez Clark, Asa, Coffey, JP Martin--maybe Thomas doesnt transfer, Tharon Davis.
Tight End i agree on. McRae will start. tore his ACL this year.
WR I think they may look to grab a transfer on.
technically you can return LT(Myers), LG(Fields), C(Likes), & RT(Dale). Now if Myers comes back after the season injury who knows. Dale already got flagged for a false start next season so I'm good if he moves on haha.
They actually have a lot of freshman linebackers. Cullens can come back. Owens can comeback and plays a pseudo SS/Hybrid linebacker role. Mashburn should be back although hes probably a 4-3 End..
DB you have rubin, Oliver(can come back), Cameron Smith got playing time late in the year. Quindell is probably going pro --wouldnt be shocked to see Barnett move to FS. Sanchez blake is back but they would probably also take a transfer/juco at either safety spot as well

henigan had to rush a lot of throws this year. had a lot of one read looks to calvin and then he would just rip it. i agree on completion rating need to go up a bit
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(11-24-2021 03:46 PM)tjwillis47 Wrote:  
(11-24-2021 03:08 PM)GoDownSwinging Wrote:  Sadly, we don't have the roster and talent to go 9-3 next year (assuming we're going to play Cincinnati next year).

Coach Silverfield and his staff have got to hit the transfer portal hard this year. We're going to need another running back, tight end, 2 receivers, and offensive lineman, two linebackers, and a defensive back.

We have to take advantage of fast starts. We have scored 82 (75 offensively) in the first quarter this year. We have also been shutout in the first quarter in 4 games. I want to say that we have also scored 41 points combined in two games this year. We averaged 9.5 points in the first quarter in 2019. We were only shutout one time (@ Temple) In 2021, we are averaging 7.4 points in the first quarter. In the last 4 games, Memphis had only scored 7 points in the first quarter combined.

Seth Henigan needs to add close to 20 pounds of muscle. The only knock on the kid is his body and slim build. Can he take some hits. Tevin Carter, Grant Gunnell, even Brady White are all in the 230 pound area. Henigan only weigh at 200 pounds.

Henigan needs to aim around 65% competition percentage. He's currently at 59.3%, which is 95th in the country. If he was at 65%, he would be 36th in the country.

However, if there's not any significant change during the offseason, then I do expect this year to happen all over again.
another Running back? you have Rodriguez Clark, Asa, Coffey, JP Martin--maybe Thomas doesnt transfer, Tharon Davis.
Tight End i agree on. McRae will start. tore his ACL this year.
WR I think they may look to grab a transfer on.
technically you can return LT(Myers), LG(Fields), C(Likes), & RT(Dale). Now if Myers comes back after the season injury who knows. Dale already got flagged for a false start next season so I'm good if he moves on haha.
They actually have a lot of freshman linebackers. Cullens can come back. Owens can comeback and plays a pseudo SS/Hybrid linebacker role. Mashburn should be back although hes probably a 4-3 End..
DB you have rubin, Oliver(can come back), Cameron Smith got playing time late in the year. Quindell is probably going pro --wouldnt be shocked to see Barnett move to FS. Sanchez blake is back but they would probably also take a transfer/juco at either safety spot as well

henigan had to rush a lot of throws this year. had a lot of one read looks to calvin and then he would just rip it. i agree on completion rating need to go up a bit

The reason why I said we need another running back is for philosophical reasons. Last season, there were plenty of running backs that had the opportunity to stand out, and none of them did. Yes, Brandon Thomas may be the best one of the group, but there hasn't been a second running back that stand up.
Clark had only 561 yards of rushing last year. He was our leading rusher. Unless Thomas averages around 165 yards in the next two games, then it'll be two straight seasons we haven't had a 1,000 yard rusher. That's not a good look for a coach that takes pride in running the ball (Hint: OL coach).
So, I don't believe anybody else in the running back room will take the next step. Watkins, Clark, Asa Martin have all been on the roster for 3 years now, how much time are we going to give them?

Regarding to linebacker, we're losing JJ Russell. I'm looking to add another linebacker for depth. Sanchez Blake will probably transfer. I'm sure some of these guys are ready to move on to the next chapter of their lives. Regardless, there's going to have to be a major shakeup.
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