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  Memphis sophomore defensive lineman Kamren Washington has re-entered the transfer portal four months after committing to the Tigers, a source confirmed to The Commercial Appeal. The source was granted anonymity since an announcement has yet to be made public. Washington is not listed on the Tigers' roster as of Friday. Washington is the second defensive lineman to transfer this week after senior Maurice White transferred on Monday. Washington was the reigning WAC Freshman of the Year last season at Sam Houston State after recording 13 tackles with a sack in 10 games. He committed to Memphis after spring practice on April 25, two weeks after entering the portal. - Memphis Commercial Appeal

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  Quindell Johnson's goodbye to Memphis seemed well arranged in November. From walking out pregame for senior day festivities to saying "no comment" postgame about future plans. Against Tulane, his hometown team, Johnson had nine tackles and an interception in the Tigers' 33-28 win. But the "no comment" was less being coy and more unsure because Johnson started to waver about being selected in the NFL Draft. "I knew what I had done and what I was capable of doing," Johnson said. "But then, I had those doubts. If I come back, I knew I could get my draft grade up." The senior safety announced his return on Dec. 30 on Twitter.

The decision was partly aided by talking with the NFL Draft advisory board, who wanted to see a better 40-yard time and improvement in man-to-man coverage. But Johnson, a two-time All-AAC safety, also considered what his parents taught him in New Orleans. Finish what you start. Be loyal where you are. Trust things will always work out. "My Dad told me coming into Memphis that no matter the outcome, just stick it out. You just never know what happens," said Johnson, who had 104 tackles and 11 pass breakups last season. Loyalty was practiced early on in the Johnson household. Quindell and his twin brother Kendell played for the same AAU basketball program from 5 years old until high school. Their father Darell backed up his words by coaching his sons during their 10-plus years in the program. - Memphis Commercial Appeal


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  2022 PRESEASON CHUCK BEDNARIK AWARD WATCH LIST: Quindell Johnson, Memphis, Senior S,...Johnson, who was also named to both the Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watchlist and the Paycom Jim Thorpe Award Preseason Watchlist, is one of 90 student-athletes on the Bednarik Award Watchlist. A preseason First-Team All-AAC choice by Phil Steele this year, Johnson was named second-team All-AAC for the second-straight season in 2021 after ranking second in the conference in total tackles (104) and solo tackles (66). He also ranked third in the league in tackles per game (8.7) and sixth in pass breakups (11). Johnson also had 4.5 tackles for loss, one sack and one interception on the year. - Memphis Football

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  For the first time since 2014, Memphis is coming off a season in which it ranked outside the top 25 in toal offense. There are concerns about the run game and a receiving corps that must replace Calvin Austin III. Offensive coordinator Tim Cramsey expected Joseph Scates (6-3, 205-pound transfer from Iowa State) to bounce back from spring injuries and do the job. Said Cramsey: "He's fast and he's a long strider who gains ground. A tall, long guy who can pick them up, put them down and go get it. He can take the lid off the coverage. He can get himself downfield, he can stretch the field. He's going to force guys to play off a little bit and safeties to stay out of the box." At Iowa State, Scates appeared in 33 games over three seasons for the Cyclones. He totaled 16 receptions for 304 yards and four touchdowns. - Memphis Commercial Appeal

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  After watching spring practice, Memphis offensive coordinator Tim Cramsey said that running back Andarius Coffey is a player under the radar to keep an eye on. Said Cramsey: "You don't look at him as a 200-pound kid but we dropped him in the slot and told him to run routes so he's done a good job there. He's a piece you can move around, he's a guy you can give the ball in space and he's a little more electric than some of the guys in that room." Andarius, listed as 6-0, 181, was out injured last season and played sparingly as a freshman in 2020. Andarius played quarterback at Winona High School in Mississippi and was expected to try defensive back in college. He threw for 3,471 career yards and 39 touchdowns while rushing for 3,399 yards and 48 touchdown as a senior. - Memphis Commercial Appeal

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  Memphis posted its updated football roster for the season and several names were missing. Junior offensive lineman Devontae Dobbs, freshman running back JP Martin and sophomore wide receiver Khi Mathieu are not listed on the roster. A school athletics spokesperson declined comment and referred to coach Ryan Silverfield's next availability Wednesday to open preseason practice. Dobbs was one of several high-profile transfers who arrived after the 2020 season. He arrived from Michigan State and played in five games last season. He participated in spring practice. Dobbs was a four-star recruit coming out of high school in 2019. - Memphis Commercial Appeal

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  2022 PRESEASON BRONKO NAGURSKI TROPHY WATCHLIST: S Quindell Johnson, Memphis,...A preseason First-Team All-AAC choice by Phil Steele this year, Johnson was named second-team All-AAC for the second-straight season in 2021 after ranking second in the conference in total tackles (104) and solo tackles (66). He also ranked third in the league in tackles per game (8.7) and sixth in pass breakups (11). Johnson also had 4.5 tackles for loss, one sack and one interception on the year. - Memphis Football

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  07/31/22 - Joe DoylerSr/2023, Memphis + More +

  2022 PRESEASON RAY GUY WATCHLIST: Joe Doyle - Memphis,...Doyle (6-1, 199) played for Tennessee 2018 and 2019. He was first on the Ray Guy watch list in 2018 and became a finalist. As a redshirt junior in 2021, Doyle appeared in all 12 games for the Tigers, seeing action at punter and field goal kicker. Punted 41 times on the season for an average of 46.0 per attempt with four touchbacks, 14 fair catches, 16 inside the 20-yard line and 16 punts of over 50 yards. Connected on 7-of-12 field goals with a long of 51. Hit all five of his field goal attempts against Nicholls and had season-long 51 yarder against Mississippi State. At Farragut High School (Knoxville, Tenn.) 2017 Under Armour All-American punter, 2017 All-State punter; Only punter selected for both the Army and Under Armour All-American Games and in 2016 was Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Semifinalist - Memphis Football

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  Quindell Johnson flirted with the NFL Draft but the two-time All-AAC second team selection returns for a final year as possibly the Tigers' best overall player. It's a good sign for a team that was 103rd nationally in passing yards allowed last season and has been among the nation's bottom 30 teams in that category four of the last five seasons. Johnson's been an intelligent, instinctive playmaker since his freshman year (six career interceptions, 104 tackles last season). He's also durable with no missed games in three seasons and will help lead a defense that returns three starters in the secondary. If the Tigers' pass defense improves, Johnson must be at the center of it. A big season won't just help his NFL stock, it could help the defense take significant steps forward under first-year coordinator Matt Barnes. - Memphis Commercial Appeal

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  Seth Henigan returns after his Freshman All-American season as the established leader of the Tigers' offense. All eyes are on him to take a bigger leap in his second year. Henigan added more weight since last season to get stronger. He's a better student of the offense, which won't change much under offensive coordinator Tim Cramsey. But with fewer proven skill position players around him, Memphis needs him healthy to carry a greater burden on offense. The Tigers saw last season how quarterback injuries can affect things. Grant Gunnell's preseason injury opened the door for Henigan and when Henigan was out against UCF with a shoulder injury, the offense sputtered. Until playmakers emerge, the offense revolves around Henigan and his health is as critical as his on-field growth. - Memphis Commercial Appeal

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  2022 PRESEASON JIM THORPE AWARD WATCHLIST: Quindell Johnson, Memphis, Sr.,... Johnson was named second-team All-AAC for the second-straight season in 2021 after ranking second in the conference in total tackles (104) and solo tackles (66). He also ranked third in the league in tackles per game (8.7) and sixth in pass breakups (11). Johnson also had 4.5 tackles for loss, one sack and one interception on the year. - Memphis Football

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  2022 PRESEASON RIMINGTON TROPHY WATCHLIST: Jacob Likes, Memphis,...In 2021, Likes started all 11 games in which he appeared for the Tigers, allowing just two sacks and three quarterback hurries in 451 pass protection snaps. He helped Memphis rank 16th in the nation in passing offense (298.8) and 38th in total offense (434.9). For his career, Likes has appeared in 19 games and is a three-time AAC All-Academic Team honoree. - Memphis Football

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  Seth Henigan's debut season at Memphis went smoother than expected. He made history as the first true freshman quarterback to start a Tigers season opener, then became a freshman all-American. Henigan enters preseason camp of year two as the no-doubt starter. After throwing for 3,322 yards - second-most by a Tigers quarterback in his first season - and 25 touchdowns with eight interceptions, Henigan leads an offense with new coordinator Tim Cramsey that faces more personnel questions than recent seasons. Who will be his No. 1 receiving target? Can the run game get back to its 2017-19 form? With four returning starters on the offensive line, how much better can Henigan get? Ask coach Ryan Silverfield, and there's confidence Henigan has yet to reach his ceiling. "Going into a second year of a quarterback, whether it's a rookie in the NFL or freshman to sophomore year, the game's going to slow down a little bit more," Silverfield said on 92.9 FM ESPN Friday. "(Seth's) not thinking about the play concept ... or processing in your mind as a play occurs. Now hopefully, it just naturally happens where it's just a feel for it, that he's been in those situations before." - Memphis Commercial Appeal

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  Brady White will be back on the Memphis sidelines as the former Tigers quarterback has been hired as an offensive graduate assistant, a source familiar with the decision told The Commercial Appeal. The source requested anonymity because an announcement has not been made public. 2023 Recruiting Class: Memphis football beefs up 2023 recruiting class with 'monster' commitment, more defense.

White spent three seasons at Memphis (2018-20) and set school records for quarterback wins, passing yards and touchdowns. In 2019, he led the Tigers to their most successful season in school history that ended with a berth in the Cotton Bowl against Penn State. Memphis went 12-2 that season, setting a program single-season record for wins, and won its first outright AAC championship with a win over Cincinnati. - Memphis Commercial Appeal


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  RB Jeyvon Ducker was held out of both open scrimmages, including the spring game, so there's little to go on besides his potential. When he was healthy and seen during open portions of early spring practice, he showed off his pass-catching as well as running. The key questions, though: Will a healthy Brandon Thomas resume his role as the Tigers' lead back? Does Asa Martin get more carries after his strong finish to last season? Even if Thomas and Martin are effective, Ducker, last season's MAC Freshman of the Year, will challenge them and the other returners for time on the field. It's the main challenge for new running backs coach Sean Dawkins, and Ducker will certainly try to spark a run game that struggled the past two seasons. - Memphis Commercial Appeal

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