Chattanooga-(WDEF) The Mocs get a shot at their big brother on Saturday as they travel up I-75 to face Tennessee.
And UTC is looking forward to playing the Big Orange on Rocky Top.
Interesting dichotomy for Tennessee and Chattanooga because there are Mocs fans who are Vols fans, and there are Vols fans who are Mocs fans.
Said offensive lineman Corey Levin,"Speaking to some of the student body. They don’t even know who they are gong to cheer for."
Said head coach Russ Huesman,"It’s different than playing Alabama, Auburn, and Nebraska. This is obviously Vols country here."
It may be Vols country, but no Rocky Top will be blaring at Mocs practice, at least for today.
Said Huesman,"No it’s actually ‘Motown Monday’ today for us again. And ‘Motown Monday’ has been really good."
"I may play Rocky top. I actually like the song. It’s a pretty cool song."
Coach Huesman says he admires Vols coach Butch Jones, although he hasn’t met him yet.
"I know my parents really liked him up there in Cincinnati when he was up there. They hated to see him go. I don’t know if that matters much or not."
Huesman says the Mocs will face an elite team in Tennessee.
"Are we good enough to compete? That’s what we’ll find out on Saturday."
Added Levin,"A game is a game. You go up to compete. Whether they have more scholarships or not, you go out there and give it your best every time."