Mocs' Keyon Reed talking big

You know those little yip dogs that won't stop barking?

On the football field Keyon Reed is kind of like one of those - except the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga defensive tackle is 6-foot-2, 245 pounds, and all he wants to do is run over you and then tell you and everyone else all about it.

"It keeps me up," the redshirt freshman said Wednesday of his steady stream of chatter that's part trash talking and part self promotion, with what sounds like some gibberish thrown in, as well.

Reed said the football field is "a playground" and he's just trying to have some fun. It seems to be working. The defensive line probably laughs more than any other unit and even line coach Jimmy Lindsey sometimes can't help but smile and shake his head.