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Mocs put the final spring practice to bed

Members of the Mocs defensive line go through a drill on Tuesday, the final day of spring practice. Photo: WTVC

This week marks the last one for spring practice for most of the college football teams in the region.

The Mocs hit the practice field for the final time Tuesday, closing out the spring session.

It's time to focus on a little football and a bit about things beyond the field.

New coach Tom Arth said Tuesday was important because it gives the players a chance to get away from the game for awhile.

Coach Arth said to him and his staff, this team is a lot more than just students and players.

With the coaching transition, he and his assistants had to hit the ground running on the recruiting trail.

This spring, the staff has enjoyed developing relationships.

Performance wise, the coach said D-linemen Isaiah Mack and Derek Mahaffey have really impressed.

They've been a challenge to block.

At practice Tuesday afternoon, the coach's oldest children, Tommy and Caroline, were looking on.

The rest of his family is actually moving Wednesday from the Cleveland, Ohio area.

They should arrive Wednesday night.

Arth said, "I'm looking forward to that. I'm looking forward to them getting here and getting settled in. But I'd like to get out and play some golf a little bit too if I get a little bit of free time. I've heard the courses hree are outstanding, so I'm excited to find out."

If Arth is anything like other former NFL quarterbacks, he's likely pretty good on the course.

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