published Saturday, February 26th, 2011

Mocs begin spring practice

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    University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's, B.J. Coleman speaks with teammate, Chris-Lewis Harris, during practice Saturday morning at Scrappy Moore Field in Chattanooga, Tenn. The Mocs are starting up practice for next season. Staff photo by Jenna Walker

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team held its first of 15 spring practices this morning at Scrappy Moore Field. The Mocs practiced for about two hours in shorts and helmets, and coach Russ Huesman walked off the field with a smile on his face.

“I thought it was enthusiastic and spirited,” he said. “I thought they knew how to practice.”

Quarterback B.J. Coleman appeared to be in midseason form for most of the practice, especially on his deep throws. He hit wideout Marlon Anthony on a couple of bombs.

Practice was like a family reunion for Coleman, whose father Bryon was looking, as was younger brother and UTC tight end signee Jarrod, a senior at McCallie.

Also on hand were two other signees: Huesman’s son, Baylor quarterback Jacob Huesman, and Northwest Whitfield offensive lineman Synjen Herren.

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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