ARLINGTON, Texas (localmemphis.com) – “Mane look, everyone love Memphis. Memphis, Memphis, Memphis, Memphis, Memphis, Memphis, Memphis, Memphis, Memphis, Memphis, Memphis, Memphis. You don’t understand, get in the can. You dig?”
Nothing but Memphis here in Arlington. The Tigers are preparing for the biggest game in program history: the Cotton Bowl. Make no mistake though, while still focusing on Penn State, the Tigers are soaking in every second of the New Year’s six bowl experience.”
“I’ve taken time to soak it in multiple times, over and over and over again and it’s still going on, so i guess i have to check in and soak in some more,” said Tigers offensive lineman Obinna Eze.
“What more can you ask for? The Cotton Bowl. New Year’s 6. Oh, man, it’s just crazy,” said Memphis running back Patrick Taylor.
“That’s the reason I came here, and it’s a dream come true to be fulfilling that and to be doing that,” said Brady White, Memphis quarterback.
The game carries special meaning for Tigers running back Patrick Taylor. The Humble, Texas native never reached the state title game held at AT&T Stadium. Saturday, he will finally play for a championship in this building.
“Man, for it to come full circle like this, and this being my final game, like it was my senior year and not being able to go to that. It’s just truly a blessing,” Taylor said.
Memphis wide receiver Damonte Coxie added, “That’s all y’all get for today. Turn that camera off. Cut it off.”
Damonte Coxie said it. There will be no more player availability until after the game Saturday. Both coaches will hold a news conference Friday morning.