MEMPHIS RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
2 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 Associated Press
6 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 Associated Press
7 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 Associated Press
7 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  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
25 days ago  |  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
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Shaq Goodwin did Vince Carter elbow dunk during game

As part of NBA All-Star Weekend festivities, the league held its slam dunk contest Saturday night. During the day’s college basketball action, a player from Memphis made like Vince Carter in the 2000 dunk contest. Late in the first half, after a steal by Trahson Burrell, Shaq Goodwin got the ball on a breakaway and this is what happened. Not surprisingly, Goodwin was assessed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 13, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Memphis forward recreates Vince Carter's elbow dunk in game

Vince Carter’s famous elbow dunk from the 2000 Slam Dunk Contest is the stuff of legend. As far as we know, no player has tried to duplicate Carter’s feat during a game, until this afternoon. Memphis forward Shaq Goodwin found himself with a wide-open fast break opportunity at Tulane this afternoon, and he finished it off by performing Carter’s elbow in the rim dunk, earning...
Via College Spun
February 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Memphis CB apologizes to Auburn in letter for stealing ball

One of the strangest moments of bowl season came moments after Auburn’s Birmingham Bowl victory over Memphis, when U of M senior cornerback Reggis Ball wrestled a game ball away from an Auburn equipment staffer, and taunted him as he left the field. Ball was removed from the program after the incident, but still went on to autograph the stolen ball and post a picture to Instagram...
Via College Spun
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Memphis’ Reggis Ball Steals Football, Gets Dismissed From Team (Video)

Memphis Tigers defensive back Reggis Ball had two interceptions during his team’s 31-10 loss to Auburn at Wednesday’s Birmingham Bowl, but his actions following the game made all that a distant memory. Following the game, Ball went over to Auburn’s sideline, got in a physical altercation with a ball boy and ran off with a football. Auburn told its equipment staff that...
Via NESN.com
December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Memphis safety Reggis Ball tackles Auburn manager, steals ball, gets dismissed from team

The Memphis Tigers may not have accomplished much in Wednesday’s 31-10 Birmingham Bowl loss to Auburn, but they did steal the post-game headlines from their fellow Tigers thanks to the actions of defensive back Reggis Ball. Ball, who had two interceptions during the game (including Memphis’ only touchdown on a pick-six), ran over to the Auburn sideline afterwards, tackled a...
Via The Comeback
December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

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

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. I have been told that Memphis QB Paxton Lynch is a virtual lock to enter the 2016 NFL Draft. As expected. — Josh Norris (@JoshNorris) December 7, 2015   This is expected for a couple of reasons. First...
Via Sportsnaut
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Will an unbeaten mid-major get into the playoff?

Follow TSS on Twitter @TheStudentSect This is why we have a playoff. If the little guy can’t get in now, he never will be able to. Memphis ripped Ole Miss this season — the same team which defeated mighty (and since, mightier) Alabama in Tuscaloosa. The best team in Tennessee isn’t one of the SEC clubs. It’s those Memphis Tigers. We’re a long way from this stuff being...
Via The Student Section
October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Undefeated Memphis upsets SEC power Ole Miss 37-24

This off-season, there won’t be a hotter coaching commodity around than Memphis head coach Justin Fuente. After an impressive 10-3 campaign in 2014, in which they won the AAC, the Tigers have opened the season 6-0, and scored a huge win over Ole Miss this afternoon. A field goal with under a minute left extended the Tigers lead to 37-24, to cap a 15 play, 70 yard drive that ate...
Via College Spun
October 17, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Memphis scores on reverse flea-flicker trick play

The early games of this college football Saturday were not great, but group of five powers Memphis and Bowling Green put on a show. With BGSU up 41-35 early in the fourth quarter, the Tigers drew up a reverse flea flicker for a game-tying 50 yard touchdown pass. You’ll want to watch this one a few times. Memphis and Bowling Green are trading TDs on @ESPN3 (41-41!). None prettier...
Via College Spun
September 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Memphis 'blocking' the transfer request of Nichols is alarming

By Joseph Nardone Reports have come out that Austin Nichols would like to transfer from Memphis. These reports are nothing new. College basketball players transfer from one school to another on the regular. So much so, in fact, that it is a somewhat accepted part of the college basketball offseason carousel. However, there are sometimes exceptions to what might first seem like...
Via The Student Section
July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: BYU, Memphis fight after Miami Beach Bowl

A huge fight broke out between BYU and Memphis at the end of the Miami Beach Bowl on Monday. Memphis won the game 55-48 in double-overtime after getting an interception to seal the victory. They began celebrating on the field with a huge dog pile, and some BYU players appeared to jump in. The result was a big mosh pit of players mostly standing around with some swinging at each...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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