Tennessee picked up its graduate-transfer quarterback last week in Stanford’s Keller Chryst.
He presumably will be brought in to compete for the starting job against Jarrett Guarantano and Will McBride.
Braden Gall of Athlon Sports joined WMNL’s Josh Ward on Rocky Talk to give a bit more insight into what Chryst might bring the Vols.
“I hate to throw a cold bucket of water on this,” Gall said. “I think Keller Chryst is a nice kid and a decent player, but I don’t think he’s an upgrade on Quinten Dormady. The entire time we watched Stanford last year, and we watched them every week, the first six or seven weeks we said KJ Costello not playing?
“I just don’t think he’s that good. Now is he a veteran player at a position of need? Absolutely.”
Not exactly what Tennessee fans wanted to hear.
Chryst is an experienced player who has operated a pro-style offense at the Power 5 level. Guarantano and McBride were recruited for a spread offense so there will be a steep transition for both.
Chryst won’t arrive until the summer, which means the spring is very important for Guarantano and McBride to pick up the offense. The starting quarterback job appears to be open.
The 6-foot-5, 234-pound Chyrst threw for 1,901 yards, 19 touchdowns and 6 interceptions at Stanford.
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