NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Chris Mohr assisted Ray Guy with a Greater Augusta Sports Council sponsored youth kicking and punting clinic in North Augusta on Monday. Mohr, the former Briarwood Academy and University of Alabama star, may have been getting a small taste of his future after being released by the Atlanta Falcons on March 8.
"I'm staying in shape in case I get a call from another team in need of a punter, but I'm not going just anywhere," said Mohr. "I already played a lot longer than I ever expected and have had a great run."
Mohr, who has had discussions with a couple of teams, is also not discounting the possibility of joining a team after the NFL season starts. The possibility of a team in contention for a playoff spot that might suddenly find itself in need of a punter due to an injury has not escaped Mohr's thoughts.
"The way the NFL is now, you never know who is really out of contention until very late in the season," Mohr said. "Even with that I'd be careful in going somewhere across the country like Seattle."
He also admitted if a west coast team was in the playoff hunt and gave him a call he would have to consider it.
A very realistic idea concerning Mohr would be the possibility of his getting into coaching at some level. When asked about rumors that he may end up coaching anywhere between home and Alabama, Chris chuckled that "it would be a big chore to convince my family to trek off to Tuscaloosa." Alabama head coach Mike Shula and Mohr were college teammates with the Crimson Tide.
"If the right chance ever came up I'd enjoy the chance to coach my boys," Chris conceded. "Coaching is much more of a time commitment than most folks realize," he said. He and his wife, Kim, are the parents of four sons with the oldest, Garrett, being a rising seventh grader at Briarwood Academy.