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Running back gets Memphis Tigers tattoo, then transfers from program

Memphis Tigers running back Jarvis Cooper recently learned a valuable lesson regarding the permanence of tattoos. Your heart may change, but your ink will not. The junior finished second on the team with 389 rushing yards last season but decided he would transfer elsewhere for his final year of eligibility. Unfortunately for Cooper, he will have to explain why he is still repping the...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Running Back Got a Tattoo of Himself in a Memphis Uniform, Now He's Transferring

Tattoos are hugely popular among athletes. Many use ink to honor the team or city for which they play or where they're  from. That's fine, but one thing no athlete should do is get a tattoo of himself in the uniform of a team he plans on leaving. Yet that's exactly what University of Memphis running back Jarvis Cooper did. RELATED: Odell Beckham, Jr. Got a Massive Planet of...
Via Stack
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jarvis Cooper transferring after getting Memphis tattoo

As recently as two months ago, Memphis running back Jarvis Cooper was so proud to be a Tiger that he got a tattoo to prove it. The soon-to-be junior tweeted a photo of his new ink back in March, which showed Cooper in a Memphis uniform. Can't wait to tell these stories to them young folk pic.twitter.com/hbDNZHvi1c — Jarvis Cooper (@BIGCOOP32) March 6, 2016 And now he’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

RB Jarvis Cooper transfers from Memphis after getting tattoo

The Memphis Tigers took a big hit on Tuesday when running back Jarvis Cooper decided to transfer from the program. Not only is this strange because he is one of their more productive players, but he also just recently got a tattoo representing the Tigers. The tattoo is one of himself in a full Memphis uniform right on his chest, so it is hard for Cooper to hide what it really is...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The University of Memphis wants to join the Big 12

The Big 12 has 10 teams right now, despite its name. Over the next couple years, the league’s presidents and chancellors have said they’d like to increase its size to 12 or 14. That decision could come as early as later this summer or early in the fall. With expansion potentially on the horizon, schools in the Big 12’s footprint are beginning to express their desire to join...
Via The Comeback
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Broncos sign Paxton Lynch's go-to WR from Memphis

The Broncos are bringing a familiar face to Denver for first-round QB Paxton Lynch. Right after the draft ended, Denver signed Lynch's old teammate, Memphis wide receiver Mose Frazier, as an undrafted free agent to a three-year deal to be on the 90-man roster, a source told FOX Sports.The 5-11, 183-pound Frazier caught 70 passes for 797 yards and four TDs for the Tigers in 2015. 
Via Fox Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints could be eyeing Paxton Lynch in draft

Even though they need all kinds of help on defense, the Saints are the latest team to be linked to Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch in the 2016 NFL draft. After Jared Goff and Carson Wentz are taken with the first two picks, Lynch is expected to be the next quarterback off the board, and the Saints have the No. 12 pick. To get Lynch, they might have to trade into the top 10. According...
Via The Sports Daily
29 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL DRAFT: Lynch could be highest QB drafted from Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Desperate for a quarterback, Justin Fuente heard of Paxton Lynch thanks to a note an administrator left on the new Memphis coach's desk. Few video clips existed of the quarterback actually throwing a football, so Fuente sent assistant Darrell Dickey to Florida to meet Lynch. ''Luckily for us, he didn't have a lot going on recruiting-wise,'' Fuente said. ''We...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis G Avery Woodson transfers to Butler

INDIANAPOLIS -- Former Memphis guard Avery Woodson will transfer to Butler.Coach Chris Holtmann made the announcement Monday.Woodson will graduate this year and become immediately eligible for his final college season.The 6-foot-2 guard averaged 9.6 points and made 43 percent of his 3-pointers last season at Memphis. He made 45 starts for the Tigers over the past two seasons, and...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Butler adds graduate transfer Avery Woodson to roster

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Former Memphis guard Avery Woodson will transfer to Butler. Coach Chris Holtmann made the announcement Monday. Woodson will graduate this year and become immediately eligible for his final college season. The 6-foot-2 guard averaged 9.6 points and made 43 percent of his 3-pointers last season at Memphis. He made 45 starts for the Tigers over the past two seasons...
Via AP on Fox
April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Richard Sherman sounds off on NFL draft experts

Being selected in the fifth round of the NFL draft will give a player a relatively large chip on his shoulder. When said player has earned three First-Team All-Pro honors, that’s magnified even further. When the player is one Richard Sherman, that chip is probably the size of the entire West Coast. The Seattle Seahawks corner isn’t necessarily afraid to tell us how it is. Everything...
Via Sportsnaut
April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Potential NFL Draft First-Round Pick Paxton Lynch Looks Like A Backstreet Boy

There’s a decent chance former Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch will be shown on your TV Thursday night. He’s not attending the NFL Draft in Chicago, but he’ll be talked about and definitely shown if someone takes him in the first round, which is expected.  If you’ve never seen him before, he might look pretty familiar, especially if you grew up in the 1990s boy bands...
Via College Spun
April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Agent Leigh Steinberg goes after ESPN’s draftnik Todd McShay

He’s brash. He’s bold. And he’s head of ESPN’s Scouts, Inc., but that doesn’t stop people from within the football community from questioning his credentials and expertise. The latest is agent Leigh Steinberg whose client is quarterback Paxton Lynch. During a media conference call earlier this week, McShay said Lynch played in a very simplistic offense at Memphis and...
Via Awful Announcing
April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

NFL Agent Takes A Shot At ESPN’s Todd McShay On Twitter

The agent of former Memphis quarterback – and NFL Draft first-round hopeful – Paxton Lynch took some shots at ESPN analyst Todd McShay Thursday night.  Leigh Steinberg, the inspiration for one of the sports agents in Jerry Maguire, took to Twitter to question McShay’s credentials. The ESPN NFL Draft expert called Lynch a “a long-term developmental project” in a conference...
Via College Spun
April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

NFL Draft 2016: Top five best fits for Paxton Lynch

Former Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch is one of the better quarterbacks available in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft and he should make a big impact for whatever team picks him up. One thing that helps him out a lot right now is the number of trades at the top of the first round. Many teams could use a good quarterback right now, but it is just a matter of where they would...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 21, 2016  |  Discuss

49ers now in prime position to move down in the draft

By virtue of the second blockbuster trade of the NFL draft season, there is a lot of moving parts within the top 10 heading into the annual event in Chicago next week. Now that we know the Los Angeles Rams and Philadelphia Eagles are likely going to go quarterback with the first two picks, the dominoes are going to start falling relatively quickly here. By yielding five valuable...
Via Sportsnaut
April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Tubby Smith hired as new HC at Memphis

The Memphis Tigers lost Josh Pastner to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, but they wasted little time finding his replacement. Wichita State head coach Gregg Marshall was a big candidate for the job, but the Tigers ultimately settled on Texas Tech head coach Tubby Smith. The news was reported Thursday morning, first broken by CBS Sports’ Gary Parrish. This is a huge pickup for the...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Tubby Smith agrees to be next Memphis coach

Despite their efforts to keep him, Tubby Smith is leaving Texas Tech to become the next head coach of the Memphis Tigers, according to CBS Sports’ Gary Parrish. Smith led the Red Raiders to one of their 15 NCAA Tournament appearances in the school’s history this past season. The Tigers are replacing Josh Pastner, who left the program to become the head coach at Georgia Tech...
Via The Comeback
April 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Tubby Smith agrees to deal to be Memphis' new head coach

The Memphis Tigers have an agreement in place for Tubby Smith to be their basketball coach, CBS Sports first reported Thursday.Smith has spent the past three years as the head coach of the Texas Tech Red Raiders, whom he led to a 19-13 record and an NCAA Tournament appearance (a first-round loss) this past season.He takes over for Josh Pastner at Memphis, which finished 19-15 and...
Via Fox Sports
April 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Memphis reportedly targeting Tubby Smith for coaching job

Tubby Smith is the leading candidate for the vacant Memphis basketball job, according to a report. The current Texas Tech coach has had “significant contact” with the school, according to Dan Wolken of USA Today, and it is believed that he would take the position if it is offered to him. A deal is apparently very close as of Wednesday afternoon. Memphis is reportedly targeting...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

2016 NFL Draft: Why Paxton Lynch is the Perfect Ingredient for the Rams Rebuilding Offense

Big media and a number of NFL teams have fallen in love with the likes of Jared Goff and Carson Wentz. There is reason to believe both of them are quality quarterbacks, but the best quarterback in the class is Paxton Lynch. For whatever reason, he is not getting the same attention as the other two “top” quarterbacks in the class. The Los Angeles Rams just settled in their new...
Via Optimum Scouting
April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

2016 NFL Draft Preview: QB Paxton Lynch

The Sports Quotient’s annual Draft Preview series returns! Over the course of the 10 weeks leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft, we will take a look at the top NFL prospects at each position. This seventh week, the focus is on quarterbacks. Today we will look at Paxton Lynch out of Memphis. College Career After sitting and learning as a redshirt in 2012, the Memphis quarterback...
Via The Sports Quotient
April 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Josh Pastner being targeted by Georgia Tech, could leave Memphis

Josh Pastner is being targeted by Georgia Tech for their head coaching position, and he could be on his way out of Memphis, according to a report. ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reports the news and says the Yellow Jackets and Pastner could finalize a deal on Friday. If Pastner does leave Memphis, many Tigers fans would be happy with the news. Once considered a whiz kid who was an assistant...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 08, 2016  |  Discuss

NFL Draft 2016: Two GMs say Paxton Lynch as highest ceiling

Two NFL GMs have said to NFL Network’s Bucky Brooks that Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch has the highest ceiling out of all the quarterbacks in this year’s NFL Draft class, according to NFL.com’s Chase Goodbread. “He may come in and it may take him some time to get on the field, but in terms of his long-term potential and talent, he has more talent than some of the other...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Mayock: Paxton Lynch one of five strongest arms in league

There is no questioning that former Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch is one of the most-hyped signal-callers in the 2016 NFL Draft. One reason why he is so sought-after is because of his arm strength. He has proven to have a very strong arm in the process leading up to the draft and that has led to a ton of praise from analysts around the league. Mike Mayock even said that he would...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 06, 2016  |  Discuss
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