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In his third career start last Friday, in Georgia State's season-opening loss to Samford, Panthers quarterback Ronnie Bell completed 28 passes and threw for 391 yards and three touchdowns.

Welcome to the SoConversation, featuring The Citadel beat writer Jeff Hartsell of the Charleston Post and Courier, Elon beat writer Adam Smith of the Burlington Times-News and UTC beat writer John Frierson of the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Jacob Huesman hasn't lost any confidence in what the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga offense can do this season, starting with Saturday's game against Georgia State.

Don't let last season's 1-11 record fool you. The Georgia State Panthers aren't going to be a cupcake opponent for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team Saturday afternoon at the Georgia Dome.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 2013 football season got off to a rough start last week. The Mocs weren't alone in the Southern Conference, which went 2-7 in week one.

B.J. Coleman said he got the word late Sunday night: His time with the Green Bay Packers was finished.

Derrick Lott said the last time he lined up at defensive end was during his sophomore season at North Cobb (Ga.) High School. Of course he was smaller then.

The Green Bay Packers have released quarterback B.J. Coleman. The former McCallie and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga standout told the Times Free Press this morning that he got the word from the team Sunday night.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team was back on the field Sunday, the Mocs' first practice since their 31-21 season-opening loss to UT-Martin last Thursday.

The Green Bay Packers cut Vince Young on Saturday, leaving two quarterbacks on their roster: 2011 NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers and former McCallie and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga standout B.J. Coleman.

For a defensive-minded coach, the words probably tasted like acid coming out of his mouth.

The Green Bay Packers cut Vince Young today, leaving two quarterbacks on their roster: former NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers and former McCallie and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga standout B.J. Coleman.

The plan was to not let All-America defensive end Davis Tull and the rest of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's talented defensive front set up camp in the UT-Martin backfield.

This wasn't the start the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga was expecting.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team took the field at Finley Stadium for its season opener Thursday night without several starters in the lineup, including offensive triple threat Terrell Robinson.

Welcome to the SoConversation 2013 season debut, featuring a trio of veteran SoCon football writers

UT-Martin (0-0) at No. 25 UTC (0-0)

Kadeem Wise, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team's fifth-year senior cornerback, signed with the Mocs when the team was coming off a 1-11 season and had a new coach in Russ Huesman.

Who better to talk about University of Tennessee at Chattanooga all-everything defensive end Davis Tull than the man who has spent the past month trying to block him day after day?

At its core The Citadel remains a triple-option football team, but that's not going to be the Bulldogs' only offensive look this season.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga ran 763 plays on offense last football season. Quarterback Jacob Huesman ran the ball, threw it or caught it on 459 of them. Terrell Robinson, the Mocs' other run-throw-catch triple threat, was involved in 136 plays.

In just a couple of days the No. 25 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team will open its season at Finley Stadium.

Jason Simpson will return Thursday to a place he knows well, Finley Stadium.

2013 College Blitz - Mocs defense has chance to be great

Experienced unit has a lot of hype to live up to this year

Ask University of Tennessee at Chattanooga coach Russ Huesman if the Mocs’ defense this season has the chance to be one of the best the former defensive coordinator has ever had, and he’ll tell you to ask him again at the end of the season.

2013 College Blitz - UTC clashing colors

Break down of the UTC Mocs’ 2013 schedule

2013 College Blitz - Color coding UTC

Breaks down of the 2013 Mocs

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga offensive coordinator Jeff Durden said left tackle Corey Levin has performed as well as anyone during the Mocs’ preseason practices.

Nick Pollard showed off a knack for the rugby-style punt in 2012, his first as the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's punter and kicker.

C.J. Murrell’s first contribution to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team was as a “G” in a big group of chest-painted students in the stands for the 2009 season opener at Finley Stadium. Murrell got the guys together, bought the paint and was the first “G” in the message “Go Chattanooga Mocs!!!!!!!”

B.J. Coleman needed a good performance last Saturday in St. Louis, for himself and his confidence and for his chances of making the Green Bay Packers' 53-man roster.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga defense is expecting a Jason Simpson offense to look like a Jason Simpson offense when the Mocs and UT-Martin meet at Finley Stadium on Aug. 29.

In less than two weeks Bobby Lamb will walk out onto the field at Mercer University Stadium — the brand-new home of the brand-new Mercer football program — and experience one of the highlights of his long coaching career.

Brian Millican crossed his arms, looked around at the large crowd at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga “Meet the Mocs” fan gathering Saturday and spoke with great confidence.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga defensive line was the Mocs' deepest position for the first couple of weeks of practice. It took a hit during Friday's scrimmage.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team conducted its second scrimmage of the preseason Friday afternoon at Scrappy Moore Field. The first quarter was game-like, with the first-team offense going against the second-team defense and the second offense facing the first defense.

The new anti-targeting rule in college football this season is strict. Put simply, if you intentionally hit a defenseless player above the shoulders, you're ejected.

Zach Rayl spent two seasons playing behind Josh Williams and Davis Tull at defensive end for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Two weeks from tonight the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team begins its 2013 season. It's a big season for the Mocs, who are in their fifth season under coach Russ Huesman and are considered one of the favorites to win the Southern Conference championship.

In his first season as the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga tight ends coach, former Mocs All-Southern Conference left tackle Chris Harr has a lot to work with.

When Patrick Sutton walks across the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga campus, he likely doesn't inspire the thought "football player" from passersby the same way a Derrick Lott, Davis Tull or Keon Williams might.

While the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team got most of the day off Sunday — the Mocs attended a service at Silverdale Baptist Church and then had lunch — the coaching staff spent the afternoon hard at work.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga passing game, a point of emphasis so far during preseason practice, was put to the test Saturday afternoon at Finley Stadium.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team played well in some areas during its first preseason scrimmage Saturday and showed a lot of room for improvement in others.

D.J. Prather certainly looks the part when he stands by his fellow University of Tennessee at Chattanooga defensive ends. But being big, quick and strong is only part of being ready to play ball.

If they keep performing as they have so far in the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team’s preseason camp, physically opposite running backs Keon Williams and Marquis Green are bound to get themselves nicknames.

Terrell Robinson didn’t look much like a backup quarterback Wednesday morning at Scrappy Moore Field. Nor did he look much like a guy who had spent nearly all of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s preseason practice at wide receiver

Anna Claire Noblit, a prolific shooting guard from Covenant Christian School in Tuscumbia, Ala., and the Alabama Class 1A girls’ basketball player of the year in 2013, has committed to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

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