MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The Memphis Tigers go from playing a top ten team to preparing for the worst team in the AAC. USF has yet to win a conference game and is just 1-5 on the season.
That doesn’t change the effort or approach for the Tigers this week. Especially with a mandated day off tomorrow for Election Day, that changes the usual routine.
USF may not have the best record, but they do some things offensively that Memphis is keying in on. Like playing up to three quarterbacks some games. Sophomore Jordan McCloud takes the majority of the snaps averaging 126 passing yards per game.
Tigers' head coach, Ryan Silverfield, is friends with USF first-year head coach Jeff Scott. He said Scott is trying to establish a culture, and find the right guy to lead the Bulls offense. “Kinda like when we prepared for Arkansas State,” said Silverfield. “They had two different QBs and they each have their own strengths. They’re all talented. One might like to run a little bit more, one might have a little bit stronger arm. It’ll be interesting. I know Coach MacIntyre is preparing for all of it. We don’t want to gameplan for just one guy and find ourselves saying crap so it’s kind of like having a base game plan that we feel like can cover all the bases.”
Tigers are back home for an 11:00 am kickoff, on ESPN+ Saturday at the Liberty Bowl.