Memphis must replace the dynamic passing combination that helped the Tigers produce one of their best seasons ever last year.
The Tigers believe they have enough firepower to contend for the American Athletic Conference title even without departed quarterback Riley Ferguson and receiver Anthony Miller.
"This is a different football team," Memphis coach Mike Norvell said. "This is a new team. There are going to be new faces that have to emerge as the leaders. I mentioned the (youth) that we have, but our guys are absolutely passionate about the opportunity."