Chattanooga Mocs' Dee Virgin getting his feet under him

photo UTC defensive back Dee Virgin (19) tackles Western Carolina wide receiver Terryon Robinson at Finley Stadium.

Dee Virgin puts in his time on the practice field, in the weight room and in team and position meetings. The redshirt freshman cornerback, like most of his University of Tennessee at Chattanooga teammates, also puts in time on his own studying video.

"It's just part of the job," Virgin said following Wednesday's practice at Scrappy Moore Field. "You've got to come out here and want to get better, and then you've got to want to study film and want to learn as much as you can."

Virgin, a 5-foot-10, 180-pounder from Donalsonville, Ga., has started three games this season and is usually on the field whenever the Mocs (3-2, 1-1 Southern Conference) are in their nickel defense -- which is most of the time this season.