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Calkins: The Lion offense is back! But will it fix the Tigers?

By , Daily Memphian Updated: November 30, 2021 7:44 PM CT | Published: November 30, 2021 7:44 PM CT
<strong>Coach Penny Hardaway has installed the Lion offense before Wednesday&rsquo;s game at Georgia. Will it help the players like Tigers guard Lester Quinones (11) cut down on the 20-plus turnovers per game the Tigers currently commit?</strong> (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian file)

Coach Penny Hardaway has installed the Lion offense before Wednesday’s game at Georgia. Will it help the players like Tigers guard Lester Quinones (11) cut down on the 20-plus turnovers per game the Tigers currently commit? (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian file)

Geoff Calkins
Daily Memphian

Geoff Calkins

Geoff Calkins has been chronicling Memphis and Memphis sports for more than two decades. He is host of "The Geoff Calkins Show" from 9-11 a.m. M-F on 92.9 FM. Calkins has been named the best sports columnist in the country five times by the Associated Press sports editors, but still figures his best columns are about the people who make Memphis what it is.

Penny Hardaway is trying to fix what ails his team by installing the Lion offense. Hey, it seemed to work last year. But was it really the new offense that helped the Tigers get better in 2020-21? The numbers point to something else. 

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