2019 Football Preview – AAC- Tigers
Looking for 2019 Memphis Tigers predictions? With all of the attention given to UFC, and deservedly so, it has gotten lost how good Memphis has been over the last couple of seasons. They are sniffing blood in the water that this may be their time to take the conference. Either way they are among the best in the AAC.
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Head Coach: Mike Norvell
2018 Record: 8-6
Memphis Tigers Odds to win the 2012 FBS Championship: +5000/1
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Since Norvell came to town the Tigers have had a fun offense. Look for that to continue and for them to compete for a division title once again.
2019 Memphis Tigers Predictions: Team Strengths
Strong Backfield: Brady White performed well last year in his first season in the program. There is every reason to think he can be even a little better in his final season.
Having continuity could be even more key if the offensive line – see below – does not come together as quickly as expected.
Memphis might have sent a 1900+ yard rusher to the NFL but they were one of a few teams in the nation to actually have two 1000+ yard guys on the roster. .
Patrick Taylor Jr. is a beast at 230 pounds and all he did last season was rush for 1100 yards with 16 touchdowns. He can pound for yards if the holes are a little smaller this season.
Ferocity on Defense: The new coordinator, Adam Fuller, comes from Marshall where he whipped that defense into shape.
He has a ton of personnel to work with more than than 80% of tackles for losses and sacks returning.
O’Bryan Wilson and Jonathan Wilson are the anchors of what should be one of he best defensive lines in the conference.
2019 Memphis Tigers Predictions: Team Weaknesses
Staff Turnover?: Memphis basically lost all of its coordinators and assistants from last year’s team.
They all left for better jobs but their absence creates a significant transition dynamic for this year’s group. It is a testament to the success of Norvell though. One day he will be the one to leave.
There is a lot of optimism about the defense and they will run a more aggressive scheme than a year ago.
Most of the units are returning a lot of players but the lone exception it the offensive line.
For a team that has been one of the most prolific in the nation scoring and running the ball that could be a concern. They have size on the tackles not there is not a lot of returning starts.
Add to that the staff turnover that they have and Memphis could find it really tough early in the season. It might take the offense time to gel.
Memphis Tigers Prediction: 10-2
Memphis has a really good schedule this season.
They start by hosting Ole Miss and even though they are an SEC team they are way down this season so it is very winnable.
They totally avoid UCF, their nemesis, during the regular season. That is the one team in the league they have struggled with.
The only part I don’t like are back to road games against Houston and South Florida. Those are two good teams that will challenge them. This team could easily win another West Division and play UCF for the AAC title again.
2019 Memphis Tigers Football Schedule
Date Time vs
- 8/31/19 TBD MISS
- 9/7/19 TBD SOUTH
- 9/14/19 TBD @USA
- 9/26/19 TBD NAVY
- 10/5/19 TBD @ULM
- 10/12/19 TBD @TEM
- 10/19/19 TBD TULN
- 10/26/19 TBD @TLSA
- 11/2/19 TBD SMU
- 11/16/19 TBD @HOU
- 11/23/19 TBD @USF
- 11/29/19 TBD CIN
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