Scouting Memphis: Defense

Posted: November 19, 2014 in Football

The Memphis defense runs out of a base 3-4 look, but will bring multiple looks along the line of scrimmage. They are solid both in run and pass defense. For the struggling USF offense that can’t figure out a quarterback and can’t get the run game going, it could be a long night for them. Let’s see who the are facing in this game. 

Defensive line

At defensive end is junior Ricky Hunter (6’3″ 275 lbs.). He has 16 tackles on the year with 6.5 TFL with 2.5 sacks. Behind him is sophomore Carl Mitchell (6’3″ 260 lbs.). At the other defensive end spot is senior Martin Ifedi (6’3″ 265 lbs.). He has 25 tackles with 6 tackles with 1 sack. Behind him is sophomore Latarius Brady (6’2″ 270 lbs.) who has 23 tackles with 1.5 TFL (1 sack). At nose tackle is senior Terry Redden (6’2″ 270 lbs.). He has 32 tackles with 5.5 TFL (1.5 sacks). Behind him is sophomore Donald Dillon (6’2″ 305 lbs.).

Linebackers

At the DAWG linebacker position is sophomore Jackson Dillon (6’1″ 230 lbs.). He has 27 tackles with 5 TFL (1 sack). Behind him is senior Kendrick Golden (6’4″ 215 lbs.) who has 4 tackles on the year. At weak side linebacker is Tank Jakes (5’11” 225 lbs.) who has 64 tackles with 14 TFL (1 sack) and 1 interception on the year. Behind him is sophomore Wynton McManis (6’1″ 220 lbs.) who has 20 tackles with 1.5 TFL. At middle linebacker is senior Charles Harris (6’2″ 243 lbs.) who has 38 tackles on the year. Behind him is junior Leonard Pegues (5’11” 225 lbs.) who has 30 tackles with 6 TFL (2 sacks). At strong side linebacker is senior Ryan Coleman (6’3″ 225 lbs.) who has 15 tackles with 2 TFL. Behind him is senior Derek Howard (6’2″ 205 lbs.).

Secondary

At corner is senior Andrew Gaines (5’11” 185 lbs.). He has 27 tackles with 1 TFL and 3 interceptions on the year. Behind him is senior Bakari Hollier (5’10” 195 lbs.) who has 30 tackles with 1.5 TFL and 1 interception on the year. At the other corner position is senior Bobby McCain (5’11” 190 lbs.) who has 31 tackles with 4 interceptions on the year. Behind him is sophomore Dontrell Nelson (6’1″ 170 lbs.) who has 6 tackles with 2 TFL and 1 INT on th eyear. At free safety is junior Reggis Ball (5’11” 200 lbs.) who had 31 tackles with 1 INT. His back-up is freshman Phillip Sumpter (5’11” 195 lbs.) who has 2 tackles on the year. At strong safety is senior Fritz Etienne (6’2″ 210 lbs.) who has 41 tackles with 2 TFL and 2 interceptions. Behind him is junior Dion Witty (5’10” 185 lbs.) who has 6 tackles.

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