KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — If one Tennessee quarterback has impressed more than the other the first week of spring drills, no one is saying so.
The Vols players made available to the media all faced the question of how the new quarterbacks have looked, and only a a few things have been gleaned from their answers.
1. It’s a two-horse race
Jarrett Guarantano and Quinten Dormady lead the way for now.
The players interviewed all start out talking about “both” of the quarterbacks being able to do this and that, and as their commentary continues, they add Sheriron Jones and Will McBride in an obligatory way.
2. Both Guarantano and Dormady have strong arms
“They both can throw the ball hard, and sometimes when we catch the ball after the play, we throw our hands around and try to air them out,” sophomore receiver Marquez Callaway said. “But they are about the same, they both can throw it deep, they both can throw it short and they’ve both got power.”
3. The Vols have good depth at the position
Consider what cornerback Emmanuel Moseley had to say when asked about the quarterbacks.
“They look great, and to be honest, I feel like they’ve got it all,” Moseley said. “They can throw it short, they can throw it deep, intermediate, all of the quarterbacks we have here can do that.”
4. Josh Dobbs still on their mind
Senior Ethan Wolf was asked for his thoughts on Tennessee’s quarterbacks, and the first one he brought up was the one who is no longer on the team!
“We’re two days in and Josh (Dobbs) is a great quarterback and these two guys are great quarterbacks, every player is different, so there’s going to be some type of difference obviously, Wolf said. “But all three of those guys are great leaders, Jarrett being a young guy, Quinten still kinda being a young guy, and even Sheriron and Will is a little newer, but they all have the qualities to make a great leader.”
5. Mike Canales runs the show
You can see it and hear it on the practice field, Canales barking out the orders and the quarterbacks dutifully going all out to obey.
Former Tennessee graduate assistant Nick Sheridan handled the quarterbacks before, but not in the same manner, and certainly not with the same authority level.
QB family all together for a little Sunday dinner at the Canales residence ?? pic.twitter.com/D8QZxGV7Na
— Tennessee Football (@Vol_Football) March 26, 2017