Mocs fullbacks get more involved in the offense

photo In this file photo, offensive coordinator Marcus Satterfield works with players during the Mocs football practice at Scrappy Moore Field.

Forget what you've seen from the fullback in the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's offense the past two seasons. The 2011 season, offensive coordinator Marcus Satterfield said, is the beginning of a new era.

"It's finally getting to where it needs to be," he said, "where you have an athletic guy that can catch the ball out of the backfield and can carry the ball multiple times a game out of multiple schemes."

Senior Thomas Green and true freshman Taharin Tyson are the Mocs' fullbacks this season and it's Tyson that Satterfield is describing. The 5-foot-11, 225-pound former all-state player at Alcoa High School brings a new dimension to a position that hasn't seen the ball much.