Tennessee Vols: It’s a different vibe for Vols at SEC Media Days


HOOVER, Ala. (WATE) – At this time last year, Tennessee football coach Jeremy Pruitt was still getting to know his players and had yet to name a starting quarterback.

It’s a different vibe this year as Jarrett Guarantano made his SEC Media Days debut on Tuesday. The Vols’ signal-caller started all 12 games at quarterback in 2018, passing for 1,907 yards and 12 touchdowns with just three interceptions.

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Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt speaks during the NCAA college football Southeastern Conference Media Days, Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Pruitt: “He’s our quarterback. I believe in Jarrett. I’ve gotten to know who he is. He’s a tough guy and really good athlete. He understands our expectations. He’s been a tremendous leader over the last six months of this offseason.”

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Guarantano: “It’s definitely nice to be comfortable. It’s nice to have the team on my back and say I’m the quarterback and know I get to lead some things. It’s a role that I like and one I definitely feel challenged about.”

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