Memphis surpassed the halfway point of spring camp on Saturday with a scrimmage to mark the team's eighth practice. The Tigers have 15 practices scheduled highlighted by the spring game in two weeks.
"The defense came out with intensity, played physical and played good assignment football," Justin Fuente said following the practice. "Last Thursday we had a pretty physical, tough and spirited practice but I'm not sure our execution was quite there. Today I thought the defense put it all together and played tough and played physical and played smart.
"Offensively, it was a very disappointing performance just from an execution level, emotional level and physical level. It was unacceptable.
Defensive end Ricky Hunter had a 20-yard interception return during the scrimmage.
The Tigers have closed practices slated for Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday during the coming week.