MEMPHIS MAD DOGS HISTORY

YEARS IN LEAGUE:    1995 OWNER:  Fred Smith
STADIUM: Liberty Bowl (63,000) COLOURS:  Forest Green, Maroon, Gold
OVERALL REGULAR SEASON RECORD:    9-9 OVERALL PLAYOFF RECORD:    0-0
1995 STANDINGS:  9-9 Overall (5-4 Home, 4-5 Away) 
                             - Did Not Qualify For Playoffs
1995 AVERAGE HOME ATTENDANCE:    14,550

 Synopsis:
 (from The CFL in America)
The Mad Dogs were owned by the man who also owned Federal Express and coached by Pepper Rodgers, who had also coached at UCLA and the Memphis Showboats of the USFL. While Rodgers was a likeable man, he often made uncomplimentary remarks about the league.
The Mad Dogs tried to copy Baltimore's blueprint for success in the CFL by hiring Adam Rita, a former CFL head coach as their offensive coordinator. They tried to sign CFL veteran QB Matt Dunigan, who signed with Birmingham & instead signed Damon Allen as their QB. Other notable players on offense included SB Eddie Brown and former NFL kicker Donald Igwebuike. However, the MadDogs were not known for their offense. The Mad Dogs did have a strong defense, with players like ends Tim Cofield and Rodney Harding.
The Liberty Bowl was also not a CFL regulation-length field, the end zones being only 15 yards long instead of 20.


 MEMPHIS MAD DOGS' RECORD VS. OTHER TEAMS:
 OPPONENT:
GP
W
L
T
PF
PA
Pts
Pct.
Home
Away
 BALTIMORE STALLIONS
2
1
1
0
38
31
2
.500
1-0-0
0-1-0
 BIRMINGHAM BARRACUDAS
1
1
0
0
28
19
2
1.000
1-0-0
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 BRITISH COLUMBIA LIONS
1
0
1
0
13
31
0
.000
0-1-0
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 CALGARY STAMPEDERS
1
0
1
0
18
24
0
.000
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0-1-0
 EDMONTON ESKIMOS
2
0
2
0
31
59
0
.000
0-1-0
0-1-0
 HAMILTON TIGER-CATS
1
1
0
0
23
21
2
1.000
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1-0-0
 OTTAWA ROUGH RIDERS
2
2
0
0
49
27
4
1.000
1-0-0
1-0-0
 SAN ANTONIO TEXANS
2
0
2
0
15
50
0
.000
0-1-0
0-1-0
 SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS
2
1
1
0
43
39
2
.500
1-0-0
0-1-0
 SHREVEPORT PIRATES
2
2
0
0
53
43
4
1.000
1-0-0
1-0-0
 TORONTO ARGONAUTS
2
1
1
0
35
20
0
.500
0-1-0
1-0-0
 WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS
0
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 TOTALS:
18
9
9
0
346
364
18
.500
5-4-0
4-5-0

1995 MEMPHIS MAD DOGS GAME RESULTS
(Attendance figures in brackets)
 PRE-SEASON:    SCORE:
   vs. San Antonio Texans  L 14-35
   at OTTAWA ROUGH RIDERS  W 28-21
 REGULAR SEASON:    SCORE:
 Week 1  at Calgary Stampeders  L 18-24
 Week 2  vs. British Columbia Lions (14,278)  L 13-31
 Week 3  vs. SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS (11,748)  W 11-5
 Week 4  at OTTAWA ROUGH RIDERS  W 23-20
 Week 5  at HAMILTON TIGER-CATS  W 23-21
 Week 6  vs. Toronto Argonauts (20,183)  L 7-10
 Week 7  at San Antonio Texans  L 9-24
 Week 8  vs. BALTIMORE STALLIONS (20,012)  W 25-15
 Week 9  at Baltimore Stallions  L 13-16
 Week 10  vs. San Antonio Texans (16,223)  L 6-26
 Week 11  at SHREVEPORT PIRATES  W 31-22
 Week 12  vs SHREVEPORT PIRATES (10,198)  W 22-21
 Week 13  at Saskatchewan Roughriders  L 34-32
 Week 14  vs. BIRMINGHAM BARRACUDAS (13,797)  W 28-19
 Week 15  vs. OTTAWA ROUGH RIDERS (12,437)  W 26-7
 Week 16  at Edmonton Eskimos  L 17-34
 Week 17  at TORONTO ARGONAUTS  W 28-10
 Week 18  vs. Edmonton Eskimos (12,078)  L 14-25

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