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Tigers Prepare to Go On without Murdered Teammate

Playing 3-games in 11 days is nothing compared to dealing with the Murder of a beloved teammate.

The Memphis Tigers Football team has dealt with all that over the last few days..

After spending their open date burying Defensive Lineman Taylor Bradford on Saturday, U of M Coaches and players say it's impossible to put something like that behind them.

They also say they're need to become just a regular college football players again, dealing with X's and O's, instead of death.

Tigers Defensive Lineman Clinton McDonald says life must go on.

"Llast week was hard for me and everyone in the Tiger family but I think Taylor would want us to win games and keep playing. "

Wide Receiver Maurice Jones says:

"We're just putting it in our heads to use as motivation because we've dedicated the season to Booger. "

Head Coach Tommy West sums up the teams' feelings.

"I think our guys have done a great job of honoring their teammate and grieving for him. But now they have to realize as an adult there comes a time when you have to move on. "

The Tigers host Middle Tennessee State Saturday Night at the Liberty Bowl.

Kickoff at 7 o'clock.

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