What's the state of program as Memphis host SMU?

Evan Barnes
Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Two years ago, Memphis hosted SMU in one of the highlights in program history. A crowd on Beale Street for ESPN's "College GameDay" and a nationally televised game where the Tigers won 54-48.

On this week's Tigers Football Podcast, we discuss where Memphis stands as a program now hosting No. 24 SMU on Saturday (11 am., ESPNU). Commercial Appeal columnist Mark Giannotto returns from paternity leave and joins football beat writer Evan Barnes analyzing how the last two years have gone.

The duo also discuss the quarterback situation and if they think Seth Henigan will return vs. SMU or if Memphis will have to turn to Peter Parrish again. They break down the advantages/disadvantages and what the Tigers need to do differently with the offense to keep up with SMU.

Finally, they discuss the matchup. Can Memphis hang with the SMU receivers? Can the defense keep improving from the past two weeks? Or are the Tigers in danger of seeing their 16-game November streak end and facing questions about bowl eligibility.

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You can reach Evan Barnes on Twitter (@Evan_B) or by email at [email protected]

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