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Tigers in 20 will tackle the week’s hottest topics and take a look at some of the most talked Memphis news stories on the horizon within the 20 to 29 minute time frame.

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Tigers in 20 will tackle the week’s hottest topics and take a look at some of the most talked Memphis news stories on the horizon within the 20 to 29 minute time frame.

    Ti20 Off the Boards: Defensive End CorMontae Hamilton

    Ti20 Off the Boards: Defensive End CorMontae Hamilton

    Former Ohio State Buckeye, Whitehaven Tiger, now Memphis Tiger defensive end CorMontae Hamilton joined GoTigers247 on Off the Boards.
    CorMontae transferred to Memphis during the offseason from Ohio State after spending three years with the Buckeyes. CorMontae is a native Memphian who excelled playing football for the Whitehaven Tigers. CorMontae details the story of his recruitment to Ohio State where he took a 12 hour bus ride to Columbus to participate in a Friday night camp as a senior. We discuss the theme in his life of him having a level of confidence in his abilities that motivated him to put himself out there as a recruit in order to be seen, and how this confidence helped him as he transitioned from playing tight end to joining the defense as a defensive end. CorMontae shares how tough the transition to defensive end has been, but shared that his dedication to showing himself as a recruit motivated him to continue to grind and learn the position. He explains how when he entered the transfer portal he had made the decision to move back to playing tight end, but during conversations with Ryan Silverfield and Matt Barnes he was motivated to continue playing defensive end. He shared how Coach Barnes told him that he had noticed how good CorMontae could be at that position and that he should come to Memphis and continue to learn. CorMontae expressed that the opportunity to come back to Memphis and play for his hometown school became too much to turn away from. His motivation this year has been the phrase that Ryan Silverfield has adopted for the Tiger program, and that he is "All In" on Memphis and playing defense.
    In the second segment, CorMontae talks about the defense at Memphis under Matt Barnes. He explains that Matt Barnes is a high level, energetic coach who consistently brings out the best in his players. He also shares how his relationship with defensive line coach, Kyle Pope, has developed and that the reputation he has developed as a motivator and high-level position coach is well earned. He believes that the defensive line will be key to the Tigers' defensive success this year, and their ultimate goal is to be the best defense in the conference. CorMontae ends the episode looking forward to being able to play in front of his family and friends, donning the blue and gray, and being a positive example for other young kids in Memphis who look up to him.
    About Off the Boards:
    Off the Boards is a video/audio segment where GT247 sits down with local and national sports figures.
    Typically, Off the Boards has been a video segment, but we are now turning it into an audio podcast as well to better meet the needs of all of our followers. This new format will allow all of GT247's content to be more accessible to listeners.
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    • 46 min
    Ti20 Off the Boards: Defensive Lineman Wardalis Ducksworth

    Ti20 Off the Boards: Defensive Lineman Wardalis Ducksworth

    5th year senior defensive lineman Wardalis Ducksworth joined GoTigers247 in this episode of Off the Boards.
    Wardalis is one of the returning veteran defensive lineman from the Tigers' team last year, and he described how his role has changed with his seniority. He shares how fall training camp is different from previous years. He is fully concentrating on his own game and learning the new playbook and schemes, but he also carries the burden of leading the younger guys on the defensive line. He believes his job now consists of making sure the younger players are doing right in all the little things, such as eating, sleeping, training, and studying.
    Wardalis shares about his journey to Memphis through the junior college ranks. Leaving high school as a 6'4, 175 lb defensive lineman, he joined Jones County Junior College where he played for two years. He described his time at Jones County as a necessary time for him to learn the "little things" about being a college football player. He left Jones County and came to Memphis as a 6'4, 200 lb defensive lineman in 2019. In the last three years, Wardalis has spent as much time with the training team at Memphis as he has the defensive line coach. During his time at Memphis he has gained 64 lbs of muscle and strength and has realized a lot of success on the field.
    In the second segment, Wardalis talks about the new defense under Matt Barnes and how he is excited to see the defense be much more pressure oriented this year. He talks about his past as a basketball player and how the skills he learned on the hardwood has helped him with footwork and hand/eye coordination on the field.
    To end the show, Kenny and Wardalis talk about Wardalis being named to the AFCA Good Works' Team. He explains why he feels so compelled to give back to the community and why it's so important to him. Wardalis shares specifically about an organization called "Be The Match", a bone marrow transplant matching organization that helps find bone marrow matches for people suffering with blood born diseases such as leukemia.
    About Off the Boards:
    Off the Boards is a video/audio segment where GT247 sits down with local and national sports figures.
    Typically, Off the Boards has been a video segment, but we are now turning it into an audio podcast as well to better meet the needs of all of our followers. This new format will allow all of GT247's content to be more accessible to listeners.
    You can listen to any of our podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Megaphone. Make sure to subscribe, leave a comment and spread the word about Tigers in 20 and Off the Boards.

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    • 45 min
    Tigers on Tap Episode 4: Criminally Underrated with a Dangerous Swagger

    Tigers on Tap Episode 4: Criminally Underrated with a Dangerous Swagger

    **Editor's Note** This episode was recorded before the news of the Tigers adding Andy Borman as an assistant coach
    Tigers on Tap Episode 4 is here!
    Join Trey and TJ as they discuss the latest in University of Memphis football and basketball happenings from a fan's perspective.
    In the first segment, Trey and TJ celebrate the beginning of fall camp 2022. Their takeaways initially are on the defense and how impressed they are with seeing Matt Barnes out there coaching up the guys. They both love his energy he shows on the field and how the players are adopting that into their own practice time. The "fast and violent" mantra that Coach Barnes is bringing to the defense is a welcome change from the "bend and don't break" type defense that the former defensive coordinator instilled.
    Trey shares his excitement for the second year of QB1 Seth Henigan, and the maturity he has shown coming into his sophomore year at the helm of the Tigers' offense. Trey is upset that Seth has received very little national recognition and both him and TJ believe that, while Seth had a fantastic first year as a true freshman, that the sky is the limit for Seth moving forward. They finish the segment talking about Tiger great, Brady White, coming back to Memphis as a graduate assistant on offense.
    In the second segment, Trey and TJ transition to talk about the basketball program. They discuss the possibility of Alex Lomax coming back to play at Memphis for his fifth and final year. Trey believes that this year could be the best year for Alex as he will play a backup role to Kendric Davis, and how he can flourish in a role like this. Alex is a lightning rod for criticism with the Tiger fanbase, with some of it being deserved but most being undeserved. They believe Alex can be a calming influence for the Tigers as the team leader. They move on to discuss the newest Tiger addition in the Spaniard, Ian Granja. They level set the conversation around Ian and what Tiger fans should expect from Ian. To end the show, the guys discuss the unveiling of the Tiger basketball out of conference home schedule. Trey and TJ end the show discussing the serious uptick in Quad 1 opportunities the Tigers will have on their out of conference schedule during the 2022-23 season.
    About Tigers on Tap
    Tigers on Tap is a podcast for fans by fans. Trey Lasley and TJ Willis are lifelong Memphis fans and share their perspective of the happenings in Tiger athletics from a fan perspective.

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ti20 Off the Boards: TE Caden Prieskorn

    Ti20 Off the Boards: TE Caden Prieskorn

    Redshirt junior tight end Caden Prieskorn joined GoTigers247 in this episode of Off the Boards.
    Caden has been with the Tiger team since December, 2019 after coming from Fork Union Military Academy on a prep school year after graduating from high school in Michigan. Caden details his journey from Michigan to Virginia, ultimately ending up at Memphis. After playing quarterback in high school, Caden switched to play tight end at Memphis. Caden described how intense learning a new position has been, especially a position that requires pass catching and route running but also blocking on the offensive line. He shares how his basketball background allowed him to learn route running easier, but especially credits Sean Dykes and Tight End coach Brad Salem on teaching him the ins and outs of the position.
    Caden talks about his recovery process during the offseason and how he enjoys spending as much time in the facility as he can. He shares how important his training has become for him, and how he feels as prepared as ever to contribute this season.
    In the second segment, Caden talks about playing behind Sean Dykes and how the tight end room has helped him learn the position. He shared how his role was minimal over the past few years, but how this year he is expected to take on a much larger role. Ryan Silverfield has mentioned Caden's name twice during the offseason as someone who he is expecting to take a much larger role in the offense this year. Caden shares that he doesn't feel any added pressure from the coaching staff to perform at a high level, but he feels he has prepared himself to take on a larger role. He does not feel pressure from the outside, but has an internal motivation to be an important piece for the Tiger offense this year.
    About Off the Boards:
    Off the Boards is a video/audio segment where GT247 sits down with local and national sports figures.
    Typically, Off the Boards has been a video segment, but we are now turning it into an audio podcast as well to better meet the needs of all of our followers. This new format will allow all of GT247's content to be more accessible to listeners.
    You can listen to any of our podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Megaphone. Make sure to subscribe, leave a comment and spread the word about Tigers in 20 and Off the Boards.

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    • 36 min
    Ti20 Off the Boards: Graduate Assistant Brady White

    Ti20 Off the Boards: Graduate Assistant Brady White

    Former QB1, now Graduate Assistant, Brady White joined GoTigers247 on this episode of Off the Boards.
    Brady White was QB1 at Memphis from 2018-2020 and during his three seasons led the Tigers to some of the most successful years in program history. After leaving Memphis following the 2020 season, Brady was invited to rookie minicamp with the Tennessee Titans, ultimately ending up being drafted to the Tampa Bay Bandits of the USFL. But, like a lot of cerebral players, he has transitioned to a new career path in coaching college football. Brady shares with GT247 his mindset on whether or not he will continue to play and why he chose to start his coaching career now. Brady believes he is not done playing football just yet, but he also believes that coaching has been written in the stars for him since he stepped foot on a college campus. Coming to Memphis solidified the desire to coach, and so when an opportunity to become a graduate assistant at his alma mater opened up, the choice was clear. Brady shares how he reached out to Head Coach Ryan Silverfield, and details the conversation when he let Ryan know he was ready to join his staff. Brady describes his love for football and how being around the sport in any capacity is important to him. He knew that during the off-season with the USFL he wanted to continue to be able to contribute to the game, and believed that coming to Memphis was the best opportunity for him to jumpstart his career in coaching.

    In the second segment, Brady goes into great detail about why he chose Memphis to start his coaching career. With Brady's numerous connections that he has established over the years at Arizona State and Memphis he could have made a few phone calls and probably joined a plethora of staffs. Brady shares why, ultimately, his confidence in Ryan Silverfield, head coaching acumen and his love for the city of Memphis brought him back here. Brady describes Memphis as a second home. He loves this city and the University and believes transferring to Memphis in 2018 was the best decision he has made. He believes coming back to Memphis feels right, and appreciates the love he and his family has received from the city and Tiger fans. Brady transitions to talk about his role as a GA for the offense, and how he will be spending most of his time in the wide receiver room with Coach David Glidden. We described his role with the wide receivers as a "cheat code" for the offense because of his ability to share what the QB1, specifically Seth Henigan, is looking for from them. While it would seem obvious that Brady would work with the quarterbacks, putting Brady in the wide receiver room seems to be a strategic move to help communication between two of the major position groups in the offense.
    We end the show talking about how much the landscape of college football has changed since his entry into the college game in 2017. Brady talks about how college football programs need to adapt to these changes or risk getting left behind. This discussion prompts a conversation around the investments that the city of Memphis has made into the program through the Memphis Rising program and the renovations to the Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium. Brady is proud to see where the program is now and believes that the best is yet to come for Tiger football and Tiger fans.
    About Off the Boards:
    Off the Boards is a video/audio segment where GT247 sits down with local and national sports figures.
    Typically, Off the Boards has been a video segment, but we are now turning it into an audio podcast as well to better meet the needs of all of our followers. This new format will allow all of GT247's content to be more accessible to listeners.
    You can listen to any of our podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Megaphone. Make sure to subscribe, leave a comment and spread the word about Tigers in 20 and Off the Boards.

    To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-

    • 1 hr
    Ti20 Off the Boards: Running back Rodrigues Clark

    Ti20 Off the Boards: Running back Rodrigues Clark

    Senior running back Rodrigues Clark joined GoTigers247 in this episode of Off the Boards.

    Dreke is a redshirt senior running back who is the leader in the deep running back room for the Tigers. Dreke has been a consistent threat during his time at Memphis but his time has also been riddled with inconsistent playing time due to injuries. Dreke shares how he has been really involved in the little things this offseason, and part of that is doing consistent therapy on his body and eating good food. Dreke describes his first three years at Memphis as frustrating because he has lacked the mental fortitude to grind hard when the going gets tough. He has constantly built on his mental strength through his time at Memphis but he describes 2022 as the season where he really wants to show out for the Tigers on offense. He describes this offseason as an opportunity for the entire team to build up their mental strength to prepare themselves for the grind of the middle of the season. He explains that the beginning of the season everything seems easy and fun, but it is when adversity hits during the middle of the season, only the strong will survive. He believes that the Tigers have done a great job of getting themselves ready for the grind of the middle of the season.

    In the second segment Dreke talks about the offense under new offensive coordinator, Tim Cramsey. He shares how excited he is to get out on the field and dominate this season under the new offense. He shares how he has taken on a new leadership role this year as a veteran on the team. He describes how he learned the standard of Memphis football under the leadership of former Tigers like Patrick Taylor, Kenny Gainwell, and Damonte Coxie. He shares that he's not the most vocal leader on the team, but he is a guy who shows his leadership through his actions. But he also says when he does speak up, the other guys better listen because he is saying something that needs to be said.
    About Off the Boards:
    Off the Boards is a video/audio segment where GT247 sits down with local and national sports figures.
    Typically, Off the Boards has been a video segment, but we are now turning it into an audio podcast as well to better meet the needs of all of our followers. This new format will allow all of GT247's content to be more accessible to listeners.
    You can listen to any of our podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Megaphone. Make sure to subscribe, leave a comment and spread the word about Tigers in 20 and Off the Boards.

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    • 24 min

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