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Stephen Hargis

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It is as much a part of the program as the blue and gold uniform colors for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team.

The gray, wintry clouds and traffic slowing to a crawl along the interstate set a somber tone for Susan Crownover's morning commute.

Their personalities are as opposite as the sides of the line of scrimmage they coach.

The on-field dominance carried over Tuesday as the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team racked up a record number of Southern Conference postseason honors.

Count University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football coach Russ Huesman among those who were offended by the comments of the ESPN "College Gameday" crew.

Despite the assurance of having already secured a spot in the NCAA Division I FCS football playoffs for the first time in 30 years, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga players, coaches and fans who packed the University Center auditorium Sunday morning still had much to be anxious about.

Of all the nagging demons the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team has exorcised from its past this season one of the most tormenting was put to rest Sunday morning.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team learned Sunday morning that it has earned one of the top eight seeds, and a first-round bye, for the FCS playoffs.

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Playing like a team still looking to prove a point, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga put an emphatic ending on the regular season with a 45-19 win over Furman on Saturday at Paladin Stadium.

GREENVILLE, S.C. — With several teams near the top of the FCS national rankings losing Saturday — including Fordham, which was just one spot ahead — the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga likely will get a top-eight seed and a first-round bye in the playoffs.

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Jacob Huesman threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more as Chattanooga extended its undefeated conference record with a 45-19 win over Furman on Saturday.

All that matters, for now, is that the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team has assured itself a spot in the FCS playoffs.

Before he could even begin recruiting players into the program, the first thing University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football coach Russ Huesman had to do when he was hired was to put together a staff.

It's doubtful that very many University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football players have Willie Nelson's "On the Road Again" as part of their pregame iPod playlists, but the Mocs have looked very comfortable playing away from home this season.

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — There was no hangover for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team.

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — It was another day of setting or adding to records for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga quarterback Jacob Huesman threw for 234 yards and four touchdowns and had 96 rushing yards and a score as the Mocs beat Tennessee Tech 38-17 on Saturday in a nonconference game in Cookeville, Tenn.

When University of Tennessee at Chattanooga offensive lineman Chris Mayes is asked to explain the transformation of teammate Muhasibi Wakeel from his low-key off-the-field personality to his reckless-abandon on-field energy, a mischievous smile comes over his face.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football assistant B.J. Hogan has announced he will be leaving the program at the end of this season.

After going from unknown to state champion in the span of just a couple of months last spring, Nicolette Gordon took the next step and signed a track and field scholarship with the University of Kentucky on Wednesday.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football assistant B.J. Hogan has announced he will be leaving the program at the end of this season. Hogan, who coaches cornerbacks and is the Mocs special teams coordinator, has been on the staff all six years of head coach Russ Huesman's tenure.

While stats can be misleading, there are trends in several categories that point toward the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga taking command by halftime of this week's nonconference football game at Tennessee Tech.

Although the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team cleared the most important hurdles of the season by winning the Southern Conference championship and claiming only the second NCAA playoff spot in program history, there still remains work to do.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's 13 seniors stood proudly with their families on the Finley Stadium turf before Saturday's game, each one honored individually for their contributions.

You could still see seven states from Rock City, but the most distinct and proudest view in Chattanooga on Saturday was seeing one Southern Conference champion at Finley Stadium.

Taharin Tyson picked up a large blue and gold flag with the Chattanooga logo and trotted a complete circle around Finley Stadium, his long dreadlocks bouncing with each step.

Keon Williams ran for three touchdowns to lead Chattanooga to a 31-13 victory over Wofford on Saturday.

Almost forgotten in all the hype surrounding the outcome of today's University of Tennessee at Chattanooga home football game against Wofford is the fact that it's senior day.

The ring sits in a glass cabinet, prominently displayed in Michael Makins' Atlanta home.

WHITWELL, Tenn. — It was just one play. But it was the type of play that can change the direction of a team's entire season, and one that most Whitwell teams in the past didn't know how to make.

The goal is well within sight, but there's still one last hurdle to clear before the race is won.

A University of Tennessee at Chattanooga offense that has scored on 21 of its last 32 possessions the past three football games will need to continue making the most of each opportunity this weekend.

After taking the weekend to think over his decision, Ken Colquette has resigned as head football coach at Sequatchie County High School.

Ken Colquette has resigned as head football coach at Sequatchie County after two seasons. Colquette, 67, came out of retirement in 2013 to take over the Indians program but after going 5-6 that season the team finished a disappointing 3-7 this year, including four straight losses to end the season. The Indians, who lost two games by four points or less, also missed the playoffs.

Russ Huesman calls it "the process."

Leaning back in his seat in a downstairs lounge area at Erlanger Medical Center, Austin Roden glances up at the cocktail of medicines flowing into his arm from the three IVs hanging above his head.

CULLOWHEE, N.C. — Presumably the large purple and gold bell that sits in the corner of one end zone at E.J.

CULLOWHEE, N.C. — Of all the eye-catching stats the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team rolled up Saturday, the most impressive number was one. But it was a big one.

CULLOWHEE, N.C. — Keon Williams ran for 194 yards and two touchdowns as Chattanooga dominated Western Carolina 51-0 on Saturday.

It’s the first time two Southern Conference teams with at least 4-0 league records have met this late in a season since 2009.

In his playing days, as an all-state quarterback at Boyd-Buchanan and later with the University of Richmond, Will Healy didn't always follow the offensive script of what was expected.

Ultimately the game will be decided by the men on the field.

At the time the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Western Carolina programs were so far down that neither could have imagined a time they would be playing a college football version of king of the mountain.

Mocs offense clicking in SoCon games

QB Huesman earns league, national honors

The hand wringing has turned to applause. The concern over how the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's offense performed in the first two games of the season has been erased by the way that unit has played since the Southern Conference portion of the schedule began.

It was a case of role reversal, but when the final curtain fell the result was the same as it has been all season against Southern Conference opposition for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team.

It was just before halftime, as he stood on the sideline to catch his breath after helping the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga take its first lead of the game, that Jacob Huesman looked up at the scoreboard to check the stats.

It was a case of role reversal, but when the final curtain fell the end result was the same as its been all season against Southern Conference opposition for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team turned the corner of the halfway point of the regular season last week and now heads toward a possible outright Southern Conference championship and NCAA playoff berth.

Hearing his name called out in front of the team by his head coach gave Casey Hybarger a brief rush of anxiety.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football staff is well aware of the explosive talents of Mercer freshman Chandler Curtis.

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