Memphis players will show their support for the “Black Lives Matter” movement by wearing “BLM” helmet decals this season.First-year Tigers coach Ryan Silverfield told The Commercial Appeal in a text message that the idea came from the student-athletes.”It doesn’t mean we support any anti-American, violent organization or hate group or any specific political party,” he said. “In fact, I love this country and I love our players. Rather the decal is a show of support to our team.”University president M. David Rudd issued a statement supporting the team’s exercise of free speech.”I want to make clear this does not represent endorsement of any political entity or affiliated group,” Rudd said. “It represents a commitment to social justice and American values we all embrace but have not fully realized as a country.”Silverfield, 39, replaced Mike Norvell, now the head coach at Florida State. Silverfield was the interim head coach for the Tigers’ 53-39 loss to Penn State in last season’s Cotton Bowl.