MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - It's time to see if speed in pads equals speed in shorts as the Memphis Tigers put on the pads for the first time this spring camp.
The Tigers geared up on day three, and much like the first day, Head Coach Mike Norvell and staff pushed the limits, seeing how much information his team can handle, how much they retain, and if they can keep up fundamentally.
"I think it was a good practice in a sense that we got to see guys play football the way football is supposed to be played," Norvell said. "I think we did a good job of running around. We still pushed the amount of install because, like I said, today was going to be another big installation day. We had third down emphasis and it kind of showed, we had too many mistakes out there, mentally, but that's something that I'm expecting here early. We're going to back up on the installations the next couple of days and really let guys continue to focus on fundamentals, soaking it in and getting out there and playing fast."
Memphis will continue spring camp with three practices next week. In two weeks, the Tigers will take their camp on the road, playing a scrimmage in Nashville at Father Ryan High School at 3 p.m, on Saturday, Apr. 9th. Memphis will wrap up spring ball with Friday Night Stripes on Friday, April 22 at 7 p.m. at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.