KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — It has long been said that quarterbacks get too much credit or too much blame.
At Tennessee, the position figures to get half of the attention in fall camp for the Vols entering the 2018 season.
Stanford graduate transfer Keller Chryst will arrive in Knoxville in June to begin offseason workouts.
Returning sophomores Jarrett Guarantano and Will McBride are also in the mix after showing growth in Tennessee’s new pro-style offense.
Incoming freshman JT Shrout is another candidate to compete, perhaps a bit of a wild card because of his inexperience.
Coach Jeremy Pruitt has said he won’t decide on a quarterback until the fourth quarter of the season-opening game against West Virginia.
That sounds like hyperbole, but with Pruitt, one never knows. The first-year coach is pretty certain in his methods and not afraid to go against the grain.
But first things first, Tennessee must establish a pecking order and get whoever the starter is in sync with the receiving corps.
Mike Griffith and WNML’s Josh Ward discuss the issue the Vols have at quarterback in our podcast Monday.