Mocs Kick Spring Football Season Against Tough Wofford Team

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The Chattanooga Mocs spring football season kicks off Saturday at noon against Wofford.
It’s the first of seven scheduled games against SoCon opponents for UTC.

The Terriers are always one of the tougher teams in the SoCon. Chattanooga lost the last meeting 35-34 on a failed two point conversion in overtime.

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Now Wofford won their spring opener against Mercer last week 31-14. The Terriers traditionally are a ground oriented team, but it appears they may be breaking with tradition.

Said head coach Rusty Wright:”I think they ran for about 200 yards Saturday and threw it for about 170 yards Saturday. So they’ve changed a little bit about what they’re trying to do. They’re trying to evolve that offense and spread you out a little more and do some things.”
Added linebacker Ty Boeck:”I think last year when we played them or two years ago. I think we made a lot of mistakes that really cost us that game. And I think it was more of if we cut down on those mistakes, we’ll come out with a victory.”
Said Wright:”Been a long time since we’ve won a football game, so it will be good for us to get out there and get going and see what’s happening.”

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Rick Nyman grew up in Anniston, Alabama and attended the University of Alabama. His television career started at WJSU-TV in Anniston where he had the opportunity to cover SEC football with Alabama and Auburn. Anniston is just 20 minutes from the Talladega Speedway, so NASCAR was a big part of his sports coverage. Due to this he was able to interview Davey Allison, Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon, and several other top-name NASCAR drivers. Rick's next television job was in Savannah, Georgia, where he covered basketball player Kwame Brown (now with the Washington Wizards), who later became the first ever high school player selected as the top pick in the NBA draft. He covered the PGA Tour's annual swing thru Hilton Head and also had the opportunity of covering the Atlanta Falcons Super Bowl appearance in 1999 in Miami. Rick especially enjoys all the atmosphere, tradition and drama of college football. He also likes profiling sports personalities and learning what drives them both on and off the field. If he's not covering sports, he's either watching Seinfield or David Letterman, playing golf, reading, or working out. What he enjoys about Chattanooga is the passion people have for sports. The mountainous region of Chattanooga reminds him of his hometown of Anniston, which also has big, beautiful trees and plenty of hills. You can contact Rick at rnyman@wdef.com.