published Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

Defense solid in Mocs spring game

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team wrapped up spring practice this afternoon at Finley Stadium with the Blue & Gold game in front of an announced crowd of 2,791.

The White squad (first-team defense, second-team offense) beat the Blue (first-team offense, second-team defense) 27-14. White quarterback Graham Nichols, B.J. Coleman’s backup, was named the offensive MVP for the second year in a row. White defensive tackle Nick Davison was named the defensive MVP.

After the game, next season’s captains were announced. Voted on by the players, the 2011 captains are Coleman (for the second year in a row), linebacker Ryan Consiglio and safeties Jordan Tippit and Chris Lewis-Harris.

For more Mocs coverage, see tomorrow's Times Free Press. You can also follow beat writer John Frierson on Twitter at

about John Frierson...

John Frierson is in his seventh year at the Times Free Press and seventh year covering University of Tennessee at Chattanooga athletics. The bulk of his time is spent covering Mocs football, but he also writes about women’s basketball and the big-picture issues and news involving the athletic department. A native of Athens, Ga., John grew up a few hundred yards from the University of Georgia campus. Instead of becoming a Bulldog he attended Ole ...

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