When: Tonight at 7
Where: Finley Stadium
Admission: No charge. Also, hot dogs and Coca-Cola products are free (while supplies last, courtesy of the UTC Mocs Club and Chattanooga Coca-Cola Bottling), and there is a free youth clinic beginning at 5:15 for eighth-graders and younger. The Mocs will receive their 2013 Southern Conference championship rings.
Format: The first-team offense will be teamed with the second-team defense, which means the offensive starters will scrimmage against the defensive starters, and the second-team offense will play the second-team defense. In trying to avoid injury, none of the kicking and punting situations will be live.
What to look for: Although the play-calling will likely be vanilla, watch for a faster pace of offense, which the Mocs have been working on. Aside from quarterback Jacob Huesman and running back Keon Williams, both returning starters, big-play potential could come from speedster Marquise Green, a change-of-pace back, and redshirt freshman receiver Alphonso Stewart. Also on offense, keep an eye on the battle between Alejandro Bennifield and Tyler Roberson for the backup quarterback job.
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Stephen has covered local sports in the tri-state area for more than 24 years, having been with the Times Free Press since its inception, and has been an assistant sports editor since 2005. Stephen is among the most decorated writers in the TFP’s newsroom, winning numerous state, regional and national writing awards, including seven in 2013 and a combined 12 in the last two years. He was named one of the top 10 sports writers ...