published Sunday, August 7th, 2011

Mocs get first taste of heat

Despite starting practice at 7:45 a.m., the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team couldn’t avoid the heat this morning at Scrappy Moore Field.

Today’s practice was the Mocs’ fourth of the preseason and their first in difficult conditions. At the end of the 28-period session more than a few players were dragging, and gulping all the water they could.

After a bad practice Saturday, coach Russ Huesman said the offense was better today.

“I thought our offense got in and out of the huddle better, quicker, we had more of a tempo and I think we had more energy on offense,” he said. “I saw some good things offensively.”

The defense had another strong day for the most part, though wideout Marlon Anthony was able to get free for a long touchdown.

UTC will go in full pads for the first time Monday. Practice starts at 6:30 a.m.

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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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