Countdown to camp: Day 6
While the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team has 18 starters returning from last season, along with 41 returning lettermen, there will be ample opportunity for some newcomers to contribute.
First and foremost, quarterback B.J. Coleman, the former McCallie standout who transferred from the University of Tennessee, will compete with returning starter Jare Gault for the No. 1 spot on the depth chart.
"I'm ready -- ready to go," Coleman said recently. "I'm ready to get in the film room with (offensive coordinator Marcus Satterfield) and those receivers and hash this thing out."
Among the receivers the Mocs' starting quarterback could be throwing to are newcomers Brian Sutherland and Marlon Anthony.
Sutherland, who transferred in the spring from Miami University, is a speedy 5-foot-10 redshirt freshman who saw the ball often during spring practice. He is also expected to figure heavily in the Mocs' return game.
Anthony is a 6-5 true freshman who was rated a three-star player by Rivals.com. He had 46 catches for 776 yards during his season season at Kell (Ga.) High School and could be among the few freshmen that the Mocs don't redshirt.
A pair of defensive linemen -- Omre Harris and De'Markus Lee -- who transferred from Murray State last fall and redshirted last season will likely also play significant roles. Both worked with the first and second units during spring practice.
The newest UTC player, Western Kentucky transfer Corey Shields, who recently signed with the Mocs, could see some playing time at outside linebacker. Shields redshirted as a freshman at Western Kentucky last season and was rated a two-star player by Scout.com following his senior season at Salem (Ga.) High School.