Chattanooga-(WDEF-TV) A new chapter of Mocs football gets underway this weekend.
Chattanooga kicks off their spring season by hosting Wofford.
The SoCon chose to move their football season to the spring as a COVID precaution, so now Chattanooga is set to begin a seven game league season.
For the first time in the Mocs 113 year history, they’ll play a football game in the spring this Saturday.
Said linebacker Ty Boeck:”It will certainly be remembered. Probably something we won’t do again, but just a unique opportunity.”
Said quarterback Drayton Arnold:”Yeah the juices are already flowing. We’re excited. We’re excited to be here. We’re excited to play football. We’re excited to finally have a season. Have a game or two to look forward to. A whole season to look forward to. Have practices that matter.”
Said head coach Rusty Wright:”I mean I think they’ll go play hard. I don’t think it matters who is out there. I think they’ll go do that and give themselves a chance. What it looks like I don’t know.”
Coach Wright admits the approach to the spring season has been different, especially when it comes to practice.
Said Wright:”We have not practiced anyway shape or form with how I normally practice, which concerns me. I have a certain way I think that can get guys ready to go play football. But I’ve been concerned about the totality and the length of everyting, so I’ve changed what we’re doing. I have to look at it instead of a seaosn now, I have to look at it as a year of football.”
And with just seven games scheduled, Chattanooga needs to be ready from the start.
Said Arnold:”These games do matter even though we are playing in the spring and kind of things are up in the air right now so to speak. They’re still football games. They’re still conference games. They still matter at the end of the day.”