Memphis Tigers coach Josh Pastner not a fan of series with Tennessee

Jan 4, 2012 Full story: Memphis Commercial Appeal

Memphis' Antonio Barton drives past a Tennessee defender in the Tigers' November win at the Maui Invitational, but the Vols are on a four-game win streak here tonight.

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johnny d

Clearwater, FL

#1 Jan 4, 2012
If Pastner had it his way,the Tigers would prefer to play local middle school teams as warmup for CUSA play.With all the talk of ''Big East needs Memphis,more than Memphis needs The Big East,why would CJP want to schedule a potential loss....annually.Heres a newsflash from a fan of another conference....Tennesee with new coach Cuonzo Martin are on the way up.....Memphis...not so much. The Tiger PR machine is busy spinning its BS about ''quality wins'' over Belmont and Robert Morris...as well it should. Heading into Conference play,the Tigers are FINALLY breathing easier, as not ONE team in the conference is ranked...jeepers Wally,think theyll survive that run? YEP...AND theyll cap it off with a CUSA championship and a good seed in the tourney.....yeah Memphis!!!!!!! J...O....K...E

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#2 Jan 9, 2012
johnny d wrote:
If Pastner had it his way,the Tigers would prefer to play local middle school teams as warmup for CUSA play.With all the talk of ''Big East needs Memphis,more than Memphis needs The Big East,why would CJP want to schedule a potential loss....annually.Heres a newsflash from a fan of another conference....Tennesee with new coach Cuonzo Martin are on the way up.....Memphis...not so much. The Tiger PR machine is busy spinning its BS about ''quality wins'' over Belmont and Robert Morris...as well it should. Heading into Conference play,the Tigers are FINALLY breathing easier, as not ONE team in the conference is ranked...jeepers Wally,think theyll survive that run? YEP...AND theyll cap it off with a CUSA championship and a good seed in the tourney.....yeah Memphis!!!!!!! J...O....K...E
Is Pastner perfect? No
Is Memphis athletic department perfect? Far from it
Sure we've had some bumps early this season but if you had any clue about this particular Tigers team you would know that the one thing this team needs right now is
CONFIDENCE. So as awkward as this may sound the conference schedule is just what the doctor ordered. So many preseason expectations were placed on these young men who were still trying to figure out their roles. With the recent lineup changes Pastner has found a rotation that plays together (ask UT) Give them a chance, check back in a month when we play Xavier.

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