New Tigers Football Coach Larry Porter puts his team on the Field for Spring Practice Wednesday..
Porter, himself a fomer Tigers Running Back, says it's time for his players to -what he calls- "Invest in the Helmet"...that's where teams grow together towards elavating play.
To that end, Porter says it's going to be a tough physical camp, because even though he's taking over a team that won just 2 games last year, the clock is ticking on HIS tenure.
Porter and the Tigers have their work cut out for them with the new schedule just released.
Memphis opens with 4 of it's first 6 games on the road..
At Miss. State Sept. 4th..
Then at Def. C-USA Champion East Carolina
The Tigers travel way out west to UTEP Sept. 25th...
and are at Louisville of the Big East Oct. 9th.
Their final 2 road games are in Nov. At Marshall on the 13th
and at UAB on the 20th.
The Home Schedule opens with Middle Tennessee State Sept. 18..
Tulsa on Oct. 2nd
Two in a row a home Oct. 16 vs Southern Miss...
And Oct. 30th hosting Tennessee.
Memphis closes out the season hosting UCF November 27th.