Can’t wait to see these things this fall
1. The most impressive aspect of Memphis’ 7-6 record last season is that the Tigers remained respectable in a rebuilding year. Memphis has 15 returning starters and a schedule that starts slowly. The question is whether the team can score points. Coach Tommy West has little experience at quarterback and none at tailback. If the offense clicks, Memphis will challenge for the East Division title again.
2. Southern Mississippi junior Damion Fletcher rushed for a quiet 1,586 yards last season. That’s what happens when you’re in the same league as 2,000-yard rushers Kevin Smith of UCF and Matt Forte of Tulane. They’ve since gone to the NFL, and now we’ll see if new Golden Eagles coach Larry Fedora will use Fletcher the way Fedora’s predecessor, coach Jeff Bower, did. Fletcher needs 622 yards to become the school’s all-time leading rusher. How quickly will he break the record?