UTC '3 and out' Q&A with Graham Nichols

UTC '3 and out' Q&A with Graham Nichols

November 16th, 2012 by John Frierson in Sports College08football

UTC quarterback Graham Nichols during practice at Scrappy Moore Field.

Photo by Doug Strickland /Times Free Press.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga backup quarterback Graham Nichols, a redshirt junior, answers three quick questions about wrapping up his career Saturday against Elon.

1. What made you decide to call it a career with a year of eligibility remaining?

Nichols: "I'm going to be graduating in May and I had a great time here, great experience, and I just feel like it's time for me to move on. I feel like I did everything I could do for this team, and I feel like I contributed as much as I can."

2. Obviously you wanted to play more and contribute more on the field, so how do you leave here feeling about how things turned out on the field?

Nichols: "I still love football and I still love the guys. Everything didn't go as I'd planned, but I still ended up having a great experience and met a lot people -- so it was worth it and I wouldn't change a thing."

3. And what's it like to go out as an undefeated quarterback? (Nichols' only start came in the Mocs' 24-9 win at Samford last season.)

Nichols: "I won my start and I have my one claim to fame. ... I at least had that experience of getting to start. It was fun and I had a great time. Everyone wants to go through that at least once, and I was glad I got to do it."