Mocs have plan against triple option

Since their time together at the University of Richmond, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football coach Russ Huesman and defensive coordinator Adam Fuller have had a plan for defending the triple option.

Nobody stops a well-executed triple option (see Georgia Southern's 302 yards rushing at Alabama last season), but some defenses control it better than others.

"Typically throughout the years, Russ and this defense have played the option as good, if not better than everybody else in our league," The Citadel coach Kevin Higgins said during Tuesday's Southern Conference media teleconference.

Huesman didn't necessarily agree with that assessment, but he did say he felt "about as good as you can feel going into an option game."

Last season, UTC lost 28-27 to each of the SoCon's three option teams: The Citadel, Georgia Southern and Wofford.