Mocs Kick Off Fall Camp as SoCon Favorites

Chattanooga-(WDEF-TV) Chattanooga hit the practice field on Friday for their first workout of fall camp. Mocs will try to get dialed in ahead of their season opener on September 3rd against SoCon rival Wofford. UTC returns several key players from last year. It’s one of the reasons why they’ve been picked to win the SoCon title this season.

Chattanooga Mocs opened fall camp with 8 players having earned SoCon preseason honors. So there is talent, but there are question marks as well.

Said head coach Rusty Wright:”We’ve got to go find out what the identity of this team is. What they do well on both sides of the ball and in the kicking game. Then we as coaches have to go maximize that.”

Looks like the Mocs are dealing with identity theft.

Stud running back Alym Ford ditched his number 32 for 0.

Said Ford:”Obviously no running back in UTC history has ever had number zero, so I decided to take it on and break some records with number zero. I feel like I’m faster. More dynamic. I’m more elusive. I feel like I can make a difference other than just bruising guys.”

Mocs expect Devonnsha Maxwell to do some bruising on the D-Line. The first team All-American is eight sacks away from becoming Chattanooga’s all time sacks leader.

Said Maxwell:”It’s hard to believe that me. I came. Stayed working. Stayed consistent, and I’m in a position to break a couple of records here. So I’m just blessed.”

Coach Wright would feel blessed if he knew who is starting quarterback was.

Reporter:”How many guys do you have fighting for the quarterback job?”

Said Wright:”You see them all out there taking snaps don’t you? So it is what it is right now.”

It is what it is. And what is this?

Said Wright:”Weight room is like everything else in Chattanooga for us. It’s under construction. So we’re getting it updated. But that’s why we are lifting down here on the field.”

Said Maxwell:”Not going to say I like it, but I mean it’s part of the process. I’m going to embrace it. Take it how I’m going to have to take it.”

Oh you’re going take it all right. Alym Ford says bring it baby.

Said Ford:”I’m very excited for these outdoor workouts because the temperature makes it much tougher.”

Reporter:”I see these guys walking with chains. It almost sounds like you would run with it.”

Said Ford:”Yeah. I’d run with a tire on me.”

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