UTC Mocs Scrimmage - Highs and Lows

19 Days to Season Opener

Saturday, August 10, 2013 - by B.B. Branton

"The effort today was pretty good, but we are in practice No.13 and too many coaches are spending time correcting the way you are lining up and that's not acceptable."

-- UTC Head Football Coach Russ Huesman at the end of Saturday's scrimmage

 

The Good - Red Bank grad Keon Williams (9 carries, 60 yards) ran hard from the running back slot as did true freshman Derrick Craine from the fullback spot ... Willams had two nice catches out of the backfield from Jacob Huesman and a 30 yard run late in the practice.

Receiver Xavier Borishade (another true freshman) and All-American tight end Faysal Shafaat (good catch over the middle) had touchdown receptions ... Jacob Huesman threw both TDs ... The X-Man beat his defender on an out route and sprinted down the sideline 37 yards to pay dirt.

Learning to Adjust: The X-Man ( today - 5 catches, 60 yards, I TD) has been consistent in practice and wants to be able to contribute to the offense.

"I can adjust to the speed of the game, but the complexity of the game, the complex plays, is the biggest adjustment for me from high school to college."

Defensive linemen Derrick Lott (2), Toyvian Brand and Josh Freeman had quarterback sacks, while T.J. Jenkins (another true frosh) had an interception.

The Bad - "It's absolutely ridiculous that you are not lining up correctly," coach Russ Huesman told his players at the end of practice. "I can handle some physical mistakes, but we are in practice 13 and we are not lining up properly and having too many penalties because of it."

The Bad II - The Kicking Game  - Coach Huesman scolded both kickers - Nick Pollard and Heinrique Ribeiro -  for have a sub par day ... Pollad missed two field goals and an extra point, but converted on a 32 yarder late in practice ... Ribeiro missed a 48 yard field goal early, but converted an extra point and field goal from 35.

Coaches Comments

Adam Braithwaite, Defensive Coordinator ... I expected them to play hard which they did and line up correctly which they did not all the time ... little mistakes that we have to clean up ... you get beat making mistakes.

Jeff Durden, Offensive Coordinator ...

"Fullback Derrick Craine (true freshman) ran hard as No. 1 fullback Taharin Tyson sat out today ... Keon Williams ran well out of the No.1 back spot ... it's good that he and Marquis Green challenge each other every day for the No.1 spot ..."

" we were not as sharp as I would have liked ... played hard and moved the ball well early ... ".

Russ Huesman, Head Coach ...

"Our protection for our quarterbacks was below average ... Jacob had no time to pass down field ... the front four had a good pass rush and were getting to Jacob too much."

And on the 12th Day, They Rested: The players receive a much needed day off Sunday after 13 practices in 11 straight days.

A Varied Practice Schedule for Next Week: single practices are set for Monday (7:45 a.m.), Wednesday (3 p.m.) and Thursday (2:45 p.m.)

Tuesday Twos: 7:45 a.m. and 6:45 p.m.

Friday: Closed Scrimmage at Finley Stadium at 3:30 p.m. ... first night of 54th high school jamboree follows with first game at 7 p.m.

Meet The Mocs: Sat. 17th - 1 p.m. at Finley Stadium

Delayed Birthday: Junior Keon Williams turned 22 on Wednesday ... some of his family and his girl friend are in town and they will celebrate his birthday tonight and Sunday.

No.19 ... Redshirt freshman O-Lineman Corey Levin turnsn19 Monday.

 

Chattanooga Football Scrimmage Stats

 104 Plays

 Passing
Jacob Huesman – 13-20, 137 yards, 2 TDs
Tyler Roberson – 3-8, 53 yards, INT
Terrell Robinson – 2-6, 11 yards

 Alejandro Bennifield – 0-3

 Receiving
Xavier Borishade – 5-60, 1TD
Faysal Shafaat – 4-50, 1 TD
Tolerance Shepherd – 1-44
Keon Williams – 2-15
Marquis Green – 1-8
James Stovall – 1-7
Marlon Anthony – 1-6
Davis Howell – 1-5
Derrick Craine – 1-4
Terrell Robinson – 1-2

Rushing
Keon Williams – 9-60
Derrick Craine – 8-35
Jacob Huesman – 17-36 – Sacked 5 times for -21 yards
Terrell Robinson – 6-33
Tyler Roberson – 5-15
Marquis Green – 4-13
Tolerance Shepherd – 4-9
Kendrix Huitt – 1-3

Defense
PBU – Jerkerious Scott, Kadeem Wise, Wes Dothard
QBH – Derrick Lott (2), Davis Tull, Toyvian Brand
Sack – Derrick Lott (2), Toyvian Brand, Josh Freeman
TFL – Chaz Moore, A.J. Hampton, Nakevian Leslie
INT – T.J. Jenkins

Field Goals
Nick Pollard – 27-miss, 25-miss, 32-good
Henrique Ribeiro – 48-miss, 35-good

contact B.B. Branton at william.branton@comcaat.net 

 


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