Football Opens Fall Camp – University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Athletics

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CHATTANOOGA — It’s football time in Chattanooga. The first day of fall camp began for the Chattanooga Mocs Friday at Scrappy Moore Field. The fast-paced, high-energy day suited a program with championship aspirations.

It has only been eight days since the Mocs were chosen to win the Southern Conference by its head coaches as well as the media. News has also surfaced regarding the running back Ailym Ford (Walter Payton Award) and defensive tackle Devonnsha Maxwell (Buck Buchanan Award) being closely followed for National Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year honors, respectively.

Thursday was check-in day with the last few who didn’t spend the summer in Chattanooga finally joining their teammates. The list sits at 100 with the possibility of two or three more additions to come.

Expectations are high for good reason. Fifteen starters return, 25 of last year’s 2-deeps and 40 total letter winners as well as 17 who wore red shirts. Add 43 newcomers and there’s depth to compete during August’s “dog days”.

“That’s what we’ve been doing since January”, coach Rusty Wright answered when asked what excites him about this team. “Just the attitude and the work they’ve done since January to get us to this point. The competition…the things we’ve done internally since January have me excited for these guys.

“I wouldn’t say we’ve created that much depth,” he laughed, answering a question about what newcomers and redshirts add. “We have people in some places, and we have to see what they can do. We are still relatively young in some places, so we will see how they react to situations.”

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