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news@dailyhelmsman.com University of Memphis police are looking for a man who allegedly exposed himself to a student in the library on campus Wednesday. The incident reportedly took

place around 10:10 a.m. in McWherter Library. The suspect was described as a black male in his early 20’s, 5 feet 6 inches tall, average build, light complexion, with a mustache and short black hair, according to a police report. The victim, a student at the University of Memphis, filed the report.

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out her phone to make a call. The man pulled up his pants, grabbed his bag and walked out. There were no other witnesses to the incident. Police Services sent out an email at 4:48 p.m. Wednesday notifying the U of M community about the incident. Bruce Harber, director

She reported that she was alone in a private study cubicle on the fourth floor of the McWherter Library when a man and a woman walked into the study area and put their bags down. The woman left the study area, and soon after, the man stood up and exposed himself to the victim. She immediately pulled

of Police Services, said police worked with the victim throughout the day to make sure that all the information about the incident was accurate before sending out the information to students and staff. “Each of our cases is different, and we have to wait until

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Students get help with their writing skills in the english Learning Center in room 225 of Patterson Hall. There are multiple resources on campus that can help students with academic papers.

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news@dailyhelmsman.com The fall semester at the University of Memphis is winding down and students on campus are in the driver’s seat to finish the semester on a good note. With deadlines for final

papers looming, students often panic at the last minute when they realize they don’t know how to start a paper or cite sources. However, there are resources on campus that can help students with their paper-related dilemmas. The first step to a qual-

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ity paper is to do the proper research. Barbara Thomas, who works in McWherter Library as an instructional services assistant, said students who are having problems with finding resources can come to her desk for help. “So, if you are fairly familiar

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rooms and one of the instruction librarians will teach the whole class,” Thomas said. “We’ve got a hands-on lab that teaches the whole class to do that sort of research.” There have been times when students weren’t able to get information from the main library on campus and had to look elsewhere for that particular source. “Come here to the research desk, and we will help you find it,” Thomas said. Once students have gathered their research materials, they can head to the English Learning Center in Patterson Hall room 225 to get help writing a paper. The ELC tutors help students with structuring and formatting papers, writing thesis statements and citing sources. Scott Healy, 29, is one of the tutors at the learning center who teaches students about writing papers. Even though he never used to outline papers, he now understands the importance of the process. “When I started working here, it really helped me see the importance of actually starting early,” Healy said. “Writing is an actual process. It takes many revisions to get a final product.” Healy said it is vital to start early when writing a paper, because doing it last minute doesn’t produce a good product. Students often come in right before the paper is due — some even wait until 30 minutes before the deadline to get the help they need. “Generally, they have written something, and it may not be what they have supposed to have written on,” Healy said. “They missed the topic or something like that.” Rachel Townsend, a freshman psychology major, was in the

learning center Thursday writing a paper for a biology class that was due after Thanksgiving Break. She came to the learning center because she was having difficulty structuring her paper. “My subject is depression, and it’s a lot of sources on it,” Townsend said. “It’s hard to weave through it.” She tends to take no breaks when writing a paper and wants to work through it and get finished. Last semester, she didn’t get any sleep during the last month of classes, and this week she admitted to only sleeping two hours a day. “I have to get it out of the way because I have other papers to do, too,” Townsend said. “I want to do well but I don’t want to rush it.” Chloe Hawes, a senior political science major, has three 10-page papers due after Thanksgiving and has not started on any of them. “One of my papers that I have to write is on political parties. I got the books for it. I have done an outline. The other one is literature, and we have different options, but I don’t know which one I am going to do yet,” Hawes said. She admitted to having problems with citations when it comes to writing a paper. “I really don’t remember how to do them exactly, so I just kind of wing it.” Hawes has never been to the learning center in Patterson Hall, but she plans on going for one of her papers. “I think I am going to do it actually this week. I am going for one of my other papers. I had to use APA citation for my last paper and I had no idea of what I was doing.”

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we know exactly what we have before we send out an email,” Harber said. “You can’t go too early, because if you put something out, you can’t retract it.” There was a 50-minute gap between the time of the incident and the time that it was reported. “Sometimes victims need to collect their thoughts or call a friend before reporting an incident, so I never try to hold that

against them, because it happens all the time,” Harber said. “I’ve been accused of being too protective, but if someone’s a victim of a crime, then you definitely don’t want them to think that they did anything wrong.” Harber said he is confident that Police Services will be able to catch the offender and is “encouraged by where (it) stands right now on the case.”

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Students aim to clean up campus By Amber Williams

news@dailyhelmsman.com What is easy is not always right. At least this is the attitude of many participants of Recycling Week at the University of Memphis. Created to coincide with the national event, America’s Recycle Day on Friday, the week is filled with initiatives to promote recycling and educate students of the negative effects of littering on campus and the city as a whole. It is from Monday to Friday this week and Nov. 18th and 19th. Amelia Mayahi, head of the University’s sustainability program, is responsible for creating the opportunity. “I want our future generations to enjoy the planet like I did when I grew up,” she said. Mayahi graduated with a masters in history in 2011. She took on the position of the University’s sustainability program leader two years prior. One of the events this week is the campus cleanup. Every morning during this week, student volunteers will collect trash from all over campus. “There are landscape people that come at like five in the morning,” said Mayahi. “(Students) never really see how bad it actually is, because they (volunteers) come so early.” Most of the trash collected can be recycled, according to Mayahi. “The issue is that we shouldn’t litter at all,” she said. On Saturday, volunteers will take part in a cleanup of the area surrounding McKellar Lake. This will be the third time they have cleaned the area this semester. “We go like 6 or 7 times a year,” Mayahi said. “If everyone was to see how bad off the lake is, they would understand how bad it actually is.”

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Colton Cockrum, advisor for the Memphis River Warriors, feels the same way about the lake and the area aroud it. “All it takes is a student to go out there and see, and once they see it, they will definitely be motivated,” he said. He recalled working with the Honors Program when he was first introduced to the Sustainability Initiative. He accredited the students with being hard workers and

said this generation is much more environmentally motivated than his generation. Cockrum estimated that 90 percent of the collections on Saturday will be recycled “You can come get trashed with us,” he said jokingly. Patrick Potts is also involved with the University’s sustainability program. “I personally feel that the best way to get students interested is to give them opportunities to directly make a difference,” Potts said. According to him, his job is to assist Mayahi with every aspect of Tiger Blue Goes Green. “We decided to focus on litter pickup for America Recycles week to

bring more attention to both America Recycles week and the ongoing litter problem on campus,” he said. Potts is passionate about getting students involved and encouraging them to make a positive impact. “I would tell a student that no matter if you’re a permanent resident or you’re here now — right here, right now — you can make a difference that will impact the future,” Potts said. Mayahi also emphasized there is a much-needed change. “(Students) look at yourself. You say, ‘Oh, I’m just one person and I won’t make a difference,’ but if everyone thinks like that, nothing gets fixed,” Mayahi said. This attitude led her to create the One Million Pound Challenge. This is a challenge for volunteers of the program to collect one million pounds of trash by June 30, 2014. Mayahi said that during her first year as coordinator they collected 150 thousand pounds of trash, and the numbers have gone up to approximately 200 thousand pounds yearly. Mayahi reflected on the number of volunteers involved. “There is a huge difference between the amount of students who volunteered compared to the number of students on campus,” she said. She compared harmful fumes to littering. “I’m not saying it is okay, but when we, let’s say, burn coal, we do it to generate electricity, but when we litter that’s just being lazy and bad,” she said. “I don’t want our society to become ungrateful and selfish.” Students can email Patrick Potts at plpotts@memphis.edu for more information on how to volunteer at Saturday’s McKellar Lake cleanup and will receive a free T-shirt for participating.


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What’s holding the eurozone recovery back? By Pan Pylas

Associated Press LONDON — The 17-country eurozone has just emerged from recession — yet already its recovery is faltering. Official figures on Thursday showed the currency union’s economy grew just 0.1 percent in the July through September quarter compared with the previous three-month period. The figure confirms the bloc faces a long and painful way back from its five-year financial crisis. Record-high unemployment is keeping consumer spending weak, a stronger euro is slowing exports and governments are still more focused on cutting debt than investing. The chronic weakness of the world’s largest trading bloc is helping slow the global economy: Struggling Europeans, for example, are buying fewer goods from the United States and elsewhere. At the same time, disparities divide the region. Germany continues to grow while France, historically the other half of the union’s “core”, saw its economy contract. Here’s a look at the eurozone’s vital signs. LABOR MARKET IN THE DOLDRUMS Record-high unemployment across the eurozone is one of the key reasons behind the muted recovery. At the end of September, the unemployment rate in the eurozone stood at a record 12.2 percent. Nearly 19.5 million people were out of work across the bloc, which has a population of around 330 million. The overall figures hide huge differences across the region. While unemployment in Germany, Europe’s largest economy, is near record lows, it has jumped to massive levels in the countries struggling with high debt. The rates in Greece and Spain have spiked above 25 percent and are not forecast to drop significantly for years. The situation among the young is even worse — in Greece, a staggering 57.3 percent of those under 25 were out of work. As well as creating uncertainty in households and stifling consumer spending, unemployment is a burden to a country’s coffers. Soaring youth unemployment also has the social cost of denying potential workers skills and experience — hurting the region’s economic potential in the long term and fueling social tensions. “There’s no reason to be joyous,” said Bob Gogel, CEO of Integreon, a global legal outsourcing firm. RISK OF DEFLATION? One offshoot of high unemployment is that it keeps a lid on wages. That affects a household’s ability to spend, especially in a time of austerity — tax increases

in many indebted countries are already a drag on income. As a result, shoppers are putting off big purchases and looking for bargains. Retail sales have yoyoed in recent months, despite the emergence from recession. That’s caused retailers to lower prices to lure more buyers, leading to a drop in inflation. At last count, consumer price inflation was just 0.7 percent in the year to October, far below the 2 percent target. While lower prices are, in theory, good for consumers, there is the risk they could encourage shoppers to put off purchases in the hope of getting better deals at a later date. Such a downward spiral of dropping prices and weaker spending — called deflation — has blighted Japan’s economy for the best part of two decades.

Few economists see a risk of deflation. But the European Central Bank doesn’t appear willing to take any risks — last week it cut its benchmark interest rate to a record low of 0.25 percent. It has indicated it stands ready to take other measures — such as more cheap loans to banks or pumping money into the economy — should inflation fall further in the months ahead. INDUSTRY STRUGGLING WITH STRONG EURO Even though the eurozone has been in a financial crisis and in recession for much of the past five years, the euro has remained fairly buoyant, especially since last year’s commitment by the ECB to do “whatever it takes” to save the currency. In fact, it’s spent much of the past five years trading above its

long-run average, particularly against the dollar, which has been weakened by the Federal Reserve’s policy to pump trillions of dollars into the U.S. economy. The ECB has refrained from any such monetary stimulus and that’s helped shore up the euro — even when many commentators were forecasting its demise. It was trading near two-year highs above $1.38 as recently two weeks ago. The strength, particularly this year, has raised concerns that exporters might suffer. That was confirmed in figures released Thursday that showed German big exporters suffered during the quarter, dragging growth down. Across the eurozone as a whole, industrial output fell modestly. Even so, many economists think the industrial sector will be the main driver of growth over the

coming months, partly because it can tap into demand from betterperforming countries outside of Europe. “The main growth driver should be stronger exports, particularly to the U.S. and emerging economies,” said Zach Witton, an economist at Moody’s Analytics. COMPANIES SEE BETTER TIMES AHEAD Like governments and households, companies have spent the past few years shoring up their finances. Battered by recession that has crimped demand for years, they have been reluctant to invest in their businesses or splash out on acquisitions to expand operations as they focused on paying down debts and rebuilding their cash positions.

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Sculptor finds inspiration in the macabre By Freddy Hodges

news@dailyhelmsman.com While there is a well-known art gallery in the Communications and Fine Arts building, some students do not know that there is a gallery tucked away in the Art and Communication building as well. Caitlin Hettich, a sculptor in the Masters of Fine Arts program, has shown her works in a show titled “Neither Fish Nor Flesh” since Nov. 1 in a small gallery next to the Subway restaurant. “She likes to use all sorts of found materials,” said Corie Walker, a curator of the student-run Box Gallery in the Art and Communication building. “She uses dog chew toys in some of her pieces, but she manipulates them so they aren’t recognizable anymore.” In her pieces, Hettich attempts to capture the essence of the human form, without explicitly recreating it. After working exclusively with plaster and wax in previous similarly styled pieces, Hettich was unsatisfied with her work. She is excited to be introducing clay into her material. “The unpredictability of the material from beginning to end — from cracks, to varied results or from the same glaze — the end product is somewhat out of the artist’s hands, which speaks to me and to my desire to create things that have a life of their own,” Hettich said. The pieces come from dark, twisted places. “For these works, I have looked for inspiration to the body casts of Pompeii victims, to the bog bodies of Northern Europe, to mummies and to ceremonial bone objects,” Hettich said. She tried to create pieces that are both life-like and impossible. She wanted to illustrate the passage of time. She made scenes of bones beneath earth. Hettich is one of four students this semester who have been selected to present in the Box Gallery. The student-run committee is made up of four graduate students, three undergraduate students and Claudia Santillan, a graduate student. The committee chooses applicants to present at the beginning of each semester. It takes into consideration how interesting the works may be to the student body. It is open to all students, but an art student must curate the show. The committee also helps the selected artists with developing their work. If they’re selected, the committee works with them to create an installation catered to their artwork and the spacing of the gallery itself. Walker, a senior studio art major and art history minor, has been involved with the committee since the fall of 2012. “My favorite thing about being on the committee is being surrounded by students who are discovering themselves as artists, just like me,” Walker said. “We are all supportive of each other and try to help one another gain better skills to heighten our art.” The last show of this semester will feature the works of Amelia Briggs, a graduate student on the committee and a painter. It will be on display in the Box Gallery starting on Dec. 6.

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The art show entitled “Neither Fish Nor Flesh” is being held in the Art and Communication building and will be closing Friday. The artist’s works are made from materials like wax, plaster, feathers, and rubber.


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How do you do your part as a Tiger to go green?

“I don’t throw any coke bottles in the trash. I throw those in the recycling bin. Newspapers, same place.”

“I just make sure my water bottles and stuff go in the recycling bin.”

Brian Ramsey, Criminal justice freshman

“Mainly, I just try to recycle as much as I can, because living in the dorms that’s pretty much all I can do.” Calvin Henry, Exercise and sports sciences senior

“I live off campus and often times I will save all of my recyclables and bring them up to campus to recycle at the recycling center.” Julianne Brooks, Foreign language sophomore

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Shelby Horton, Sociology junior

“I recycle my goods as much as the system allows me to and supports me in doing so.” William Haynes, English and philosophy senior

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However, there are signs that companies are becoming more optimistic. A recent survey showed companies are increasingly looking at how to expand their businesses. And in recent months, surveys of business managers pointed to an increase in economic activity. The purchasing managers’ index published by financial information company Markit has risen back above the 50 threshold that indicates expansion. DEBT STILL A PROBLEM The eurozone’s long-term performance is linked to its ability to reduce its debt. One of the reasons the eurozone struggled to get out of recession was that governments worried about debt aggressively began cutting spending and increasing taxes. That hurt growth, dented consumer confidence and sent unemployment sky-rocketing. Eurozone countries — even Greece — have mostly completed their austerity measures. But it will take more time for governments to reap the rewards of those measures. Budgets remain in deficit, causing public debt to keep inching higher — to 93.4 percent of annual GDP. The deficits are also unlikely to improve significantly until economic growth picks up, providing government with more tax revenue. Based on Thursday’s figures, progress is likely to be slow. YET MARKETS ARE BOOMING Despite all this, stock markets are booming. Germany’s DAX, for example, has hit a record high. Indexes across the eurozone are posting solid gains. One reason is that few investors now think that the euro will break apart. U.S. bank Citigroup, which is credited with coining the term “Grexit” to describe the possibility of Greece’s departure from Europe’s single currency, now says it’s unlikely.

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Mass burial held in Philippine city hit by typhoon

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The bodies of victims are placed at the roadside in a neighborhood in Tacloban city, the capital of Leyte province, in the central Philippines. Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines are increasingly desperate for food, water and medical supplies, officials in affected areas say.

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TACLOBAN, Philippines — The air was thick with the stench of decay as sweating workers lowered the plastic coffins one by one into a grave the size of an Olympic swimming pool. Scores of unidentified bodies were interred together Thursday in a hillside cemetery without any ritual — the first mass burial in this city shattered by last week’s Typhoon Haiyan. Six days after the disaster, some progress was being made in providing food, water and medical aid to the half-million people displaced in the Philippines. Massive bottlenecks blocking the distribution of international assistance have begun to clear. Soldiers on trucks gave out rice and water, and chainsawwielding teams cut debris from blocked roads to clear the way for relief trucks in Tacloban, the capital of the hardest-hit Leyte province. Thousands of people continued to swarm Tacloban’s damaged airport, desperate to leave or to get treatment at a makeshift medical center. “We know the gravity of our countrymen’s suffering, and we know that, now more than ever,

all of us are called on to do whatever we can to help alleviate our countrymen’s suffering,” President Benigno S. Aquino III said in a statement. Authorities say 2,357 people have been confirmed dead, a figure that is expected to rise, perhaps significantly, when information is collected from other areas of the disaster zone. With sweat rolling down their faces, John Cajipe, 31, and three teenage boys who work at the Tacloban cemetery placed the first body in the grave’s righthand corner. The second body followed two minutes later, carefully placed alongside the first. And so on, until scores of coffins filled the 6-foot (2-meter) deep grave. A ritual to sprinkle holy water on the site is expected to be held Friday, one week after the typhoon struck. A portion of the femur was removed from each corpse by the National Bureau of Investigation. Technicians will extract DNA from each bit of bone to try to identify the dead, said Joseph David, crime photographer for the bureau. “I hope this is the last time I see something like this,” said Mayor Alfred Romualdez. “When I look at this, it just reminds me of what has happened from the day the storm hit until today.”

The massive flow of international aid was bolstered by Thursday’s arrival of the USS George Washington in the Philippine Sea near the Gulf of Leyte. The aircraft carrier will set up a position off the coast of Samar Island to assess the damage and provide medical and water supplies, the 7th Fleet said in a statement. The carrier and its strike group together bring 21 helicopters to the area, which can help reach the most inaccessible parts of the disaster zone. The United Kingdom also is sending an aircraft carrier, the HMS Illustrious, with seven helicopters and facilities to produce fresh water, Britain’s Ministry of Defense said. It said the ship is expected to reach the area around Nov. 25. The U.S. already has a halfdozen other ships — including a destroyer and two huge supply vessels — in the area, along with two P-3 aircraft that are being used to survey the damage so that planners can assess where aid is most needed, the 7th Fleet said. “We are operating 24-7,” said Capt. Cassandra Gesecki, a spokeswoman for the Marines, who have set up an operations hub near Manila’s international airport. “We are inundated with flights.”

Valerie Amos, the U.N. humanitarian chief who toured Tacloban on Wednesday, said about 11.5 million people have been affected by the typhoon, which includes those who lost loved ones, were injured, or suffered damage to their homes or livelihoods. “The situation is dismal. ... Tens of thousands of people are living in the open ... exposed to rain and wind,” she told reporters in Manila. She said the immediate priority for humanitarian agencies in the next few days is to transport and distribute high-energy biscuits and other food, tarpaulins, tents, drinking water and basic sanitation services. “I think we are all extremely distressed that this is Day 6 and we have not managed to reach everyone,” she said. Amos said because of a lack of fuel in Tacloban, trucks are unable to move the aid material from the airport to the city. The weather also remains a challenge, with frequent downpours. The good news is that the road to the airport has been cleared of debris, she said. On Wednesday, the U.N.’s World Food Program distributed rice and other items to nearly 50,000 people in the Tacloban area. Nearly 10 tons of highenergy biscuits were also deliv-

ered to the city on Wednesday, with another 25 tons on the way. But for thousands of people who have squatted in Tacloban’s sports arena, known as the Astrodome, no aid has arrived since the typhoon struck. A volunteer from the village council handed out only stamps for food that is yet to be seen. The first nighttime flights — of C-130 transport planes — finally landed since the typhoon struck, suggesting air control systems are now in place for an around-the-clock operation, a prerequisite for the massive relief operation needed. Tacloban city administrator Tecson Lim said 70 percent of the city’s 220,000 people are in need of emergency assistance, and that only 70 of the city’s 2,700 employees have been showing up for work. He also stuck to an earlier estimate that 10,000 people had died in Tacloban even though Aquino has said the final death toll would top 2,500. Philippine Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla said it may take six weeks before the first typhoonhit towns get their electricity back. In Tacloban, order needed to be restored “because if there’s no peace and order, it’s hard to reinstall the power posts,” he said.


Fuente faces familiar foe 8 • Friday, November 15, 2013

By Hunter Field

sports@dailyhelmsman.com For head University of Memphis football coach Justin Fuente, Saturday’s game offers not only the chance to win a second game in a row but also to reacquaint with a longtime rival. Fuente spoke at length during his weekly media luncheon on Monday about his long history with Willie Taggert, the head football coach at the University of South Florida, the Tigers’ opponent on Saturday. The pair faced each other in college — Fuente quarterbacked Murray State and Taggert led the Western Kentucky offense. Fuente’s Racers bested the Hilltoppers 36-31. Fuente threw for two touchdowns and ran for one. The duo squared off while Fuente was an assistant at Illinois State and Taggert helped coach at Western Kentucky. The Hilltoppers defeated Fuente’s Illinois State team 9-0. The two met again in 2007, while Fuente was assisting at TCU and Taggert helped Stanford. Fuente’s team won in a shootout 38-36. Saturday’s American Athletic Conference matchup is the first between the two coaches while at the helm of their respective schools. USF (2-6, 2-2 AAC) started the season with four losses before winning two in a row over Cincinnati and UConn. They’re currently riding a two game losing streak and hope to change that with a home win over the Tigers. “This is a team that has made huge strides from the first game of the season,” Fuente said. “Their defensive front is large, athletic and well coached, and their offense has found a groove.” The U of M (2-6, 0-4 AAC) posted their second victory of the season last Saturday over UT Martin. Fuente was happy to get the homecoming win, but he made clear that he expects more. “We did some good things,” the second-year coach said. “I think the things we talked about as a team — accountability to each other, ability to keep our cool

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under duress. Things don’t always go the way you want them to go. Reverting back to old bad habits is not the answer.” The bad habits Fuente referred to were the 12 penalties Memphis committed against the Skyhawks, resulting in 123 yards. The Tigers rank 121st out of 123 teams in the country in penalty yards per game. Only Washington and UCLA have received more infractions. “I think it’s unfair to just point a finger at the kids,” Fuente said of the penalties. “I think we have to do a great job as a coaching staff — self-evaluating our emphasis and the way we’re going about it, and we have done that. I view it as the ability to maintain your focus and understanding you’re hurting everybody in the group when you take those actions.” Saturday marks the sixth matchup between the two schools. USF leads the series 3-2, taking the last meeting in Magic Jack St. Petersburg Bowl in 2008. The Bulls started freshman quarterback Mike White for the first time in his career last week against Houston. White passed for 311 yards and two touchdowns in his debut. Fuente likes what he’s seen from the young quarterback so far. “He played really well in the Houston game, so I would imagine they will continue to develop and evaluate and see what they feel good about him doing,” he said. “We’ll defend what we see.” Memphis fans can expect a heavy dose of senior running back Brandon Hayes. Hayes rushed for 103 yards and caught a touchdown pass in the win over UT Martin. Freshman Marquis Warford, the Tigers’ second-leading rusher, didn’t dress for the game last week. It remains unclear if Warford, who has five fumbles on the season, will dress against the Bulls. Fuente said fumbles aren’t the only reason for Warford’s absence, but the freshman has responded well. Despite the lack of backfield depth, the second-year coach trusts Hayes with the heavy workload. “Brandon’s going to be our guy,” Fuente said. “He knows that and our offense knows that. Brandon has earned our trust, and we’re going to continue to put him out there. I don’t want him in there if he’s worn down and tired. We’ll put other people in there, but he’s going to be the guy.” The game is slated for a 6 p.m. kickoff at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. The game will be streamed on ESPN 3.

Photo By David C. Minkin | special to the daily helmsman

Tight end Jesse Milleson and wide receiver Joe Craig (above) celebrate after a huge completion to Craig. Tank Jakes (below) makes an open field tackle against Southern Methodist University.

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