Mocs Senior Defensive Linemen Isaiah Mack and Derek Mahaffey Hope to Create Destruction

The Mocs should have a big luxury on the defensive line this season.
They return two All SoCon linemen in Isaiah Mack and Derek Mahaffey, and both seniors are ready for destruction.

It’s hard to gang up on either Isaiah Mack or Derek Mahaffey because that leaves the other one free to do some damage.
Said Mahaffey:”Not to many times do you see, especially up-front that you have two dominant players on the same side of the ball. I think it’s going to be very pivotal for us, and I like it.”
Said Mack:”It makes things a whole lot easier. A little more laid back because I know there’s another one of me, and there’s another one of him out there.”
Said head coach Tom Arth:”And they both know the game very well. Very smart players and can be extremely disruptive. Not only to our offense every single day out here at practice, but I know those are guys that opposing coaches have to really be prepared for.”
Last year with Mack and Mahaffey, Chattanooga led the SoCon in total defense.
Said Mahaffey:”Well we just want to be number one in all categories. Just that simple, so I think that’s something we are going to look at.”
Reporter:”Kind of what’s the next step this season?”
Said Mack:”I guess to dominate. Leave more of an imprint on people. Try to cause more fear than what we used to.”
Coach Arth is also anxious to see some of the new guys develop behind his two All SoCon defensive linemen.
Said Arth:”We’d like to have eight or nine guys at defensive line that are able to go in and play and rotate and keep those guys fresh. We’re not really in that position right now. That is one position that we are concerned with from a depth standpoint, but we do feel great about our top guys.”

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