The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team is opting out of the remainder of the 2021 spring schedule, head coach Rusty Wright announced today. The decision was made with the health and safety of the entire program as the main focus and due to COVID-19 opt-outs that made it impossible to field the required number of student-athletes in key position groups to meet Southern Conference regulations.
“I appreciate all of the hard work our guys put into this entire season,” stated Wright. “I know the timing is unfortunate, but like all programs across the country, we have been dealing with various COVID related issues throughout this whole process. We are disappointed that we are not able to continue, but our student-athletes have done everything we have asked of them and I can’t thank them enough for their efforts over the past year.”
The Mocs enter the week with a 3-2 overall record and a 3-1 mark in Southern Conference action. UTC was set to travel to Western Carolina this weekend to take on Catamounts on Saturday, April. 3.
Individuals who purchased tickets for the April 10 game against Samford will receive a full refund. UTC Ticket Office staff are reaching out to ticket holders this week.