Football Mocs Hold Saturday Open Scrimmage

Finley Stadium - 2:30 p.m.

Friday, August 8, 2014 - by B.B. Branton

The UTC football Mocs hold their first of two scrimmages of the pre-season Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Finley Stadium.

An important scrimmage it is as 8-10 redshirt freshman and true freshman will get plenty of snaps as they look to move up on the depth chart and gain more playing time.

"This is a key scrimmage (open to the public) for some players as they will try to separate themselves from teammates at the same position," said UTC head coach Russ Huesman.

"The coaches will be evaluating several guys and either move them up the depth chart and give them more reps in practice or move them down."

A few true freshmen to watch include running back Richardre Bagley (No.23) linebacker Dale Warren (No.20), receiver Penny Smith (No.6) and defensive back C.J. Fritz (No.6). 

Redshirt freshman quarterbacks Alejandro Bennifield and Tyler Roberson are batting for the No.2 spot behind starter Jacob Huesman and both should take several snaps during the scrimmage.

Coach Huesman said a No.2 quarterback will be announced the week of the season opener at Central Michigan (Thursday, August 28.)

Sunday: The players and coaches will have a much deserved day off and will attend the 11 a.m. service at Christ United Methodist in East Brainerd

Next Week: Two-a-days are scheduled for Monday and Wednesday, single sessions are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and a second scrimmage is Friday at Finley Stadium at 3 p.m. prior to the first game of the high school jamboree at 7 p.m. with Tyner facing Silverdale.

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

 


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