AUDIO: Tom Schad from CA with Geoff Calkins on Memphis vs UCLA Game

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Monday, September 11th

AUDIO: Tom Schad from CA with Geoff Calkins on Memphis vs UCLA Game

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I'm Chad covers the University of Memphis football team for the commercial appeal thumb on Twitter at. Some underscore. Jedi joins downtown area. So I found the scene Saturday out of practice to be pretty. Interestingly upbeat what did you think. Yeah I would I tend to agree Q I mean I think it is kind of one of those things that. When they go in the to a team having gone during the winter last week in terms of the game being moved up and try to switch the schedule around the man two game being canceled wall there in Orlando. Sitting on boxes having unload the planes. I mean it's it's. A tough situation but I think it's one of those things where at the end of the day you know he's kind of shrug your shoulders. And and just move forward and I think that's kind of the vibe that I got you know that normality at one point he said he now. Yet it's tough oh watery and talk about it you know play next time than any you know what he got back on the point you've already looking a police silly already turned the page. I think that's kind of beyond that monitored they've taken the steps you know sometimes when he goes through. Crazy situation but at the Kennedy don't mind that you can't take it just kinda drug in play well and that's Mubarak. I thought it was telling that he was already watching tape on the flight back tape of UCLA. On the flight back I do think it helps just sort of move on. It's UCL if this is not Louisiana Monroe this week this is. Must showcase game and Mets certainly has a way of focusing the mind go to thank. Oh yeah absolutely I mean this is the kid he helped. Bill bell say you know every game is important and you know we're trying to go wanna know this week in the idea he had a but I mean. For the players disobedient don't comport to read immediately Millard tweeted this morning. You know. Game week five starts Ers took a walk ons is definitely an escape chip on their shoulder anything that this game. And then yeah I mean this is the one that they. Had circled on the calendar and that's going to be one reaching kind of have to gonna do it for UCLA. They probably do not have meant to circuit circled on their calendar you know like out you know two more months until we go delivery bullet they'd probably work out for two quite as much as. And it just says that yet certainly make it easier and certainly something that inaugural talk about it being on kind of a larger stage in this is that. You said you know this is of the opportunity for us to showcase our program but I think for. The players you know lighting guy to you know. We're not occurred by UCLA would not have had a chance to go and UCLA you know this is there opportunity Canada and a chill out I guess coming out of the recession. There's national TV MM there's national TV in other the then they called the national TV Thursday night. When I was on. Whatever CBS sports blob blob block. After her the earlier game wrapped up joined in progress. Like there's there's that kind of national TV. And then there's actually ABC game at 11 o'clock and so. This is Israel national TV and I don't blame these characters as you know what I have Italy 00. It's some Gary Parrish was it was an obviously angry that we are insulting the game that he worked as a sideline reporter. But anyway so this is a different kind of national TV. It matters I mean they noticed that you think Anthony Miller notices and in Riley Ferguson noticed and they understand what the opportunity is for them. A lot of percent I mean those guys in particular girl lot of these guys. I mean I think he'd just settle back two years ago or what Paxson did against Ole miss you know that was Canada in an Anthony you know took electric set obviously you haven't. And toward the draft a year but you beat beat gained a matter for Freddie cash you know just from a future employment terms. Draft stock and an even just in terms of you know record recognition that didn't yell across the across the country you know sometimes I like that when you're playing. We then Monroe on not to be sports network announced it intended to them but. Not quite as many eyeballs and and so you know this is kind of their opportunity to show loud and and make claiming. Obviously the fact it's going to be noticed we use an app yesterday. It's not going to be a mere game on ABC which is the original plan kind of which have the TV schedule by the switch around armed to the on the games. What term on everything. This is gonna be the national IDC game so you have ABC new live. In the United States and each unit net you know all of croc rock central like Memphis utility to beat game that you are watching soak. I assume that cute and I think you know from cultural standpoint. That's huge because this is like this is a recruiting tool we have didn't call anybody. You are telling recur across country today you wanna share program two were all about unit this car such that Quebec. Mike ravel would never. Say this and I don't even think he believes he clearly said he didn't you didn't believe it when we talked him Saturday. But there are those who will argue that in fact. Necessarily good for the team to not have to play Central Florida. But it didn't work out so badly and I mean you're one of those who picked Central Florida in that game you thoughts and central black Las Vegas that Central Florida in that game. It didn't work out so badly. For Memphis not to play that game and it. No I mean I think. It's it's cat two different perspectives like I think for deferred players on the team in the coaching staff. I mean obviously they are there in it and they're kind of you know the reason that you. Get into the sport from the standpoint is to compete and so you know especially pursue these seniors you know for her erratic first and anti no lurked. You know like like morals say you're only guaranteed so many these games and not be able to play at one and it's likely that going to be made up. Obviously become and I think from a slightly different standpoint than like. You know those thoughts on the outside and objectively. I think there's no question that it helps them you know kind of light and an additional by a weakened you know can be tricky there can be. The tiebreaker in the conference you know it comes down to that you're into the year but. Other than that I mean you know a couple guys or endorse history tardy re work and an up after the opener they have another week. You have you know they were already able assert preparing for UCLA. You know Friday or Thursday night it's never come back on the plane Charles watched don't we got a little bit more jumpstart a man. So I think there's no question objectively. Helps them not to play. That that game now the mood there would have been some benefit from the QB EC asked. Beacon that it helped me get a little bit more momentum. And at least from my standpoint you know company outside I think that there's not there's no doubt that that helps. The other thing or Novell said this is the because they haven't really played a game they played Louisiana Monroe and a sort of a wildly. Operational conditions MM may play and they don't play against Central Florida. You don't really have a sense of who you want you haven't been able to address the problems that might be there you haven't. Really gotten any sense whereas UCLA has played two games and from that perspective it does seem to me. To be a little bit of a disadvantage. Yes and a yes and no quit. I mean that the thing is what it is clearly an issue and I think they're always question marks and the need think back last year you know and I understand where girls coming from on that. But I mean you know last year they beat. Senile in Kansas. And you know yet they look really good about Candace but there are still question marks out it would look. Kind of a seat monologue I think even if they had played that truck or game. They're still would've been questioned maybe not quite as many of them but at this point a senior or it shouldn't. I'd so what do you make of the matchup against UCLA obviously Josh rose and one of the big stories in college football so fired another five touchdowns against Hawaii. Against this unproven. But talented but unproven secondary what do you think of the match up. Circumstances. The game I think is where you start and that's what's going to be your age singer mentioned kind of you know put Memphis this series. To be huge team and possibly sell out you know or at least a massive crowd there are certainly expecting a massive crowd. But then just. Do you feel it coming from the West Coast you know this is going to be I think at 9 AM local time kickoff for them. The circumstances and all that there are really interest and to Maine and we get into the actual matchup I mean I think yet it's basically this can you stop. Rosen and I think you silly defense. And we didn't struggle as much especially the opener against an amnesty edit score indicated out of our rubbed one out their put a lot of catapults. Situations eat sensibly but and clearly this is kind of the offenses is the crux of this cease seal eighteenth soak. Oppresses defense and not focus and and you know he got pressure McKie can. And then in the back and you know this is where we're gonna find out a lot about that secondary you know and ask a lot of new pieces I'd like TJ Carter you know a lot different. Trying to defend Dino Louisiana Monroe and in a monsoon. The strategy to defend you know four or five star Kurtz. And and a future in upper front and it felt traffic quarterbacks so that's really working to come down to an obviously on the other side I think. Kind of a similar the same thing you know can can run a person anti Miller. Those guys get the passing game going and NO propping up a little bit. The interesting for what you don't believe that the Central Florida game is going to be made up to you. Appears very unlikely yeah I think it depends padded in power outage there any more cancellations on the road. But at this point editor mark. Okay and then beyond that. Mike ravel said Saturday. That he didn't think it was automatic. The Johnathan Wilson was gonna have to sit out the first half of this game because he didn't have the senate set up first trip of the Central Florida game. I confess I was skeptical of his argument but he was making the argument what did you think. I I was also little skeptical just because it's having read the rule I mean it says the next game. And so that's really good gonna come down to the AC interpretation of. You now. Did that ECF game talent atlantis' next game you know would have played. I I tend to think that they would say now he sucked except per cent BC LA but. I don't know and obviously no morale wouldn't. Pursue it and and argue Ford couldn't believe it yet so efficiency. He said message of the argument was that hey. We he had to sit out the city had to sit out a half of the young man mr. game so that should be about that was sort of that was sort of the guts of the argument right time we look forward to read your stuff all week long it should be a big. And fun and exciting we gonna have to say for this program the kind of deserve that at this point it feels like having been through what they've been through. They deserve it and it should be a lot of fun.
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