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Conference USA Showcase previews the Bulldogs versus Tigers and OU versus Tulsa matchups.
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It's about Mosley Angels we need big most fans -- we've got to expect to win. We've got to expect to go in bowl games and that never satisfied and then there are no excuses I I think you have to play defense to win the copper were recruiting all the kids we're recruiting have been offered by SEC schools -- -- -- back. We have this time was the room back. Hi everyone and welcome to our first edition of conference USA showcase I'm bill land along with college football hall of Famer Gary reasons and from Fox Sports Net Anthony and dropped. Well this season is here are -- -- Memphis -- post number eighteen Mississippi State Thursday night. In September the conference -- eleven games against pre season top 25 teams. Four against top ten teams so let's bring in Gary and Anthony discussing USA is hot topics with the season set to kick off and less than 24 hour. Your -- we got to start with last year's champion UCF university Central Florida conference champions can they do it again and guess what they did last year with defense their defense was superb. I think the Johnson in their defense -- gives them a chance to bring that again this season but and they replace Bruce Miller and all conference and all American defensive end. All the elements off a hot topic nationally and eventually and have an impact on the conference USA. I think to the coaches to their go to school new school -- George O'Leary UCL old school Mike -- kind of old school coach as well new school Kevin -- from Houston and I also think that. June Jones -- cleaner little bit but that's in you. Well you know it's a big weekend. For that conference. They have played four top 25 teams one win would be huge playing close to be huge it's a big weekend it's a good chance for a conference -- -- to make an impact no doubt huge weekend in the Memphis Tigers had the first shot making good for the league. The Tigers have nationally ranked Mississippi State Thursday night the Tigers won once in 22 and so you think having an SEC team right off the bat. Might be top of the Tigers go win not. Backing down from the bulldogs. Mr. -- is a quality opponent damn honest has done you know tremendous job in the -- -- program to where it is right now. So for us is an opportunity to -- to have a great measuring stick start the season and I -- the fact that we are playing them because. When you can play applause upon early -- force you to play you know great brand of football and if you increase momentum behind it. You can truly grow as a team so so that's that's a really good thing. Couple Lexus dealer reporter he's got to have a better season last year won eleven bill. And the only conference so they're looking for this to turn around its second season no I think they might get the 500 but it uphill battle they're still rebuilding that now. You and I quarterback at Memphis by Williams left the program and -- stumbling start the season for the Tigers. Someone missed all of last season that has a dangerous weapon in receiver Marcus Rucker. Six Fort Rucker started all twelve games for the Tigers last isn't going to make touchdowns and averaging more than seventy yards attempts. Certainly in Memphis will be under the gun is no question about that -- up and Oklahoma it's a short bus ride for Tulsa. The hurricane goes to Norman played the nation's pre season number one. The Oklahoma Sooners. The hurricane lost one of their weapons last week wide receiver Ernest Johnson was suspended indefinitely. Regardless pulse racing USA favorite. Woolsey really don't want to pass. I think it's a tremendous opportunity for us to that test ourselves against -- would probably be the number one ranked team in the country. You know those guys do it very very well. But you know our guys are the same guys that I get that taken to Norman are the guys we took in the South -- and came out with a win. They're the guys we went into Houston and came back with a win and in the -- wife and be Hawaiian shirt white ball so. Does that mean we'll go in there and win no but I don't think they're gonna go in with their eyes widened and you know really shook up over well with the win match -- -- would it. Well look at -- like it's certainly has his hands full when you lose a receiver like Tamara Johnson was all conference USA player. You know last -- first team all convert him to be the Sheraton Hawaii a couple big offensive weapon they're gonna miss. A lot I think -- GJ Kidd is going to be the answer here so Anthony what does DJ have to do this week this year. Well no doubt I think and this game and be on Oklahoma quarterback when it counts. But don't discount to the Texas native did for 3650. Yards and 31 touchdowns last year is also a dual threat. He led the golden hurricane and question on his way to winning conference USA offered them an idea on that. He has a big guy and the school would operate at a handful in the. We'll somewhat -- the Indians state University of Texas He might be the starting quarterback this year for the longhorns. We certainly won't be lacking -- USA opening we television exposure eight match. Games are on the schedule. And it all gets going through -- night in Memphis Tigers and Mississippi State. Here's a look at some of the other television game.