published Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Mocs halfway through two-a-day

UTC running back Kendrix Huitt, left, and cornerback Robert Harrison reach for a pass during practice Thursday at Scrappy Moore Field.
UTC running back Kendrix Huitt, left, and cornerback Robert Harrison reach for a pass during practice Thursday at Scrappy Moore Field.
Photo by Angela Lewis /Chattanooga Times Free Press.
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The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team has completed half of its only two-a-day during the preseason.

At Scrappy Moore Field this morning the Mocs practiced for more than two hours in full pads. They go again tonight at 6:30.

Coach Russ Huesman said he was mostly pleased with the morning practice, but would have to watch the film this afternoon before deciding whether UTC will go in shells (helmets and shoulder pads) or just helmets tonight.

“We’re going to watch the film and see what we think,” he said. “If it was a good effort day [this morning], then we’ll be in helmets. If it wasn’t, we’ll be back in pads.”

Huesman isn’t a fan of two-a-days but the Mocs had to have one this preseason in order to get all of their practices in before the Sept. 3 season opener at Nebraska.

Tonight’s practice will focus primarily on special teams.

The Mocs will have their first scrimmage Friday at Finley Stadium at 2:30 p.m.

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

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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