Tuesday, August 27, 2013
- by B.B. Branton
UTC football coach Russ Huesman is an understanding kind of guy and not too demanding. Although he does expect perfection or close to it from his players.
He doesn't need everything, but three items on his football bucket list are a win on Thursday (vs. UT-Martin at Finley Stadium), a national championship and his own parking place on campus.
Speaking at Monday's Chattanooga Quarterback Club Luncheon at Finley Stadium, Huesman said with a smile, "It is so hard to find a parking place on campus, that when I left to come here, there were five cars waiting to take my spot.
"If we win a national championship then maybe I can get my own parking place on campus. That would be nice."
Looking at former UTC Chancellor Dr. Fred Obear, Huesman stated "Dr. Obear can you mention this to (current UTC Chancellor) Dr. Angle for me?"
Dr. Obear's response (which drew laughter from the audience): "I'll see what I can do."
Coach Huesman's comment (which drew more laughter): "In other words, it's not getting done."
Sport Talk co-host Gary Haskew then stated, "we can get you a spot at the radio station (Pineville Road) and then provide shuttle service back to campus."
To that coach Huesman said, "Shuttle service would be nice. I appreciate that."
First Things First: The first step towards that national championship and a personalized parking spot is a win against UT-Martin.
"UT-Martin is a good football team and they are expecting to come here and win," Huesman said.
"We need a big crowd Thursday to have the home field advantage."
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