Former Moc Terrell Robinson In Battle For Starting QB Spot At NAIA Faulkner

Thursday, August 14, 2014
Terrell Robinson
Terrell Robinson
- photo by Faulkner University

Former UTC quarterback Terrell Robinson is battling for the starting quarterback spot at NAIA Faulkner University.

The Faulkner football team, coming off a season that saw it make the NAIA playoffs for the first time ever, completed its spring practice with a controlled scrimmage Tuesday night in front of hundreds of fans at Billy D. Hilyer Stadium.

The hour-long scrimmage included big plays from the Eagles' top two quarterbacks - senior transfer  Robinson and junior David Cochran. Both are in a battle to replace two-time All-American Josh Hollingsworth, now a graduate assistant on the Eagles staff. 

Faulkner opens its season Aug. 30 in Babson Park, Fla., against Webber International.

First-year Faulkner coach Brent Barker said earlier, "I could see us playing two quarterbacks at times  perhaps, since we have some guys with different skill sets. Right now we're just getting to know what we're capable of at that position."

Barker agreed to take a chance on Robinson, who admitted to marijuana use after leaving UTC for the second time.

In his freshman year, the former South Pittsburg star was the Southern Conference Freshman of the Year.

Faulkner is at Montgomery, Ala.

The schedule includes:

August
  30 6:00 PM  @  Webber International Babson Park, Fla. Details
September
  6 7:00 PM  vs.  Southeastern University Billy D. Hilyer Stadium Details
  13 1:30 PM  vs.  Union College Billy D. Hilyer Stadium Details
20 12:30 PM  @  (RV) Reinhardt University Waleska, Ga. Details
  27 1:30 PM  vs.  (18) Lindsey Wilson Billy D. Hilyer Stadium Details
October
  4 12:30 PM  @  (12) Georgetown College Georgetown, Ky. Details
18 1:30 PM  vs.  (25) Cumberland Univ. Billy D. Hilyer Stadium Details
25 1:30 PM  @  Bethel University McKenzie, Tenn. Details
November
1 1:30 PM  vs.  Belhaven University Billy D. Hilyer Stadium Details
8 12:30 PM  @  Campbellsville University Campbellsville, Ky. Details
  15 1:30 PM  vs.  Kentucky Christian University Billy D. Hilyer Stadium Details


Biscuits One-Hit, Crush Chattanooga Saturday, 12-0

The Biscuits (13-9) brought their bats to work in a major way, thrashing the Chattanooga Lookouts (9-14) in a 12-0 rout on Saturday night at AT&T Field. The shutout was the Biscuits' first of the season, as starting pitcher Taylor Guerrieri (1-1) and reliever Buddy Borden combined to one-hit the hapless Lookouts after rain delayed the game's start by 22 minutes. Guerrieri ... (click for more)

UTC Softball Drops Two At UNCG

The Chattanooga Mocs softball team dropped a 9-8 back-and-forth contest and an 8-0 game to UNCG on Saturday in Greensboro, N.C. UTC is 27-24 and 6-8 in Southern Conference action. In the first game, the Spartans got on the board with one run during the first inning. With the first hit for Chattanooga, senior Sam Taylor singled through the left side in the top of the third. ... (click for more)

Truck Bursts Into Flames On I-75 Near Tunnel Hill; Traffic At Standstill For Hours

A truck burst into flames after wrecking with another vehicle on I-75 near Tunnel Hill on Saturday afternoon. There were injuries reported in the fiery accident in the southbound lanes. Traffic was at a standstill for several hours. Long lines of vehicles detoured onto Highway 41 into Ringgold. The wreck was just inside Catoosa County, Ga. (click for more)

Representative Jimmy Duncan Endorses Donald Trump For President

Representative John J. Duncan, Jr., one of the most senior Republicans in the House and the only Republican remaining in Congress who voted against the Iraq War today endorsed Donald Trump for president. Rep. Duncan said, “With only four percent of the world’s population, we buy 25 percent of the world’s goods. Every country wants into our markets. We have tremendous leverage ... (click for more)

Jill Levine Is An Educational Rock Star

No one has covered the Hamilton County Department of Education drama better than Roy Exum.  Thank you, Roy, but I take issue with your unnamed sources.  Professional jealousy and sour grape darts should not be anonymous.   HCDE is so dysfunctional, and there is good cause to place this public organization under a microscope, dissect it into pieces and discard all ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Settle It With A Vote

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary, which I consider a pretty good authority on what words really mean, defines “freedom” in this way:  “The quality or state of being free: such as, (a) the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action; (b) liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another; (c) independence -- the quality or state of being exempt ... (click for more)