Interview by Staff Writer John Frierson
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga linebacker Shane Heatherly answers three quick questions about Saturday's game at Furman and more:
- How did you spend your Saturday off last week?
Heatherly: "I just hung around and watched some football -- watched Georgia get slaughtered. That's my team. I just tried to relax, keep my feet up and get ready for this week. It's a big week for us. I think everybody got a lot of rest and will be ready to go."
- What do you remember about the Mocs' last trip to Paladin Stadium, when UTC rallied from 28-10 down in the fourth quarter to win 36-28?
Heatherly: "I remember our defense played pretty good. The offense, kind of slow start, but then we started picking it up and you could just feel the momentum building. Toward the end of the game, we had the band behind us and everyone was dancing and we could just feel like something was happening. It felt really nice getting that win."
- What does UTC's defense need to do to slow down a balanced and potent Furman offense?
Heatherly: "The main thing we've got to do is stop the run. They've got two really good running backs [Jerodis Williams and Hank McCloud], and [Williams] is probably one of the best in the league. If we can slow him down, then we've got a good chance at winning. We've also got to keep an eye on No. 88 [All-American tight end Colin Anderson]. He's a great tight end."
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 ...