Tennessee football manager Jeremy Pruitt stays loyal to word, opens 4-quarterback derby

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee football manager Jeremy Pruitt is staying loyal to his word where a Vols’ quarterback foe is concerned.

It’s truly open, with all 4 grant quarterbacks set to open stay removing equal repetitions.

“We’ll have 4 guys, we use 4 groups, and those guys all get a same volume of reps and we’ll see how they rise over a summer and into tumble camp,” Pruitt pronounced Thursday in Kingsport, Tenn., during a final Big Orange Caravan stop of a 2018 tour.

“As we get closer to a times we struggle — we’ll struggle on a ninth [fall period] use — we’ll draft things from Day 1 until that struggle and that will give us an thought about how they are going to scrimmage.”

Pruitt’s quarterback derby facilities Stanford connoisseur send Keller Chryst, returning sophomores Jarrett Guarantano and Will McBride, and incoming beginner JT Shrout.

Chryst and Shrout will shortly arrive in Knoxville and start blending in with new teammates in unsupervised workouts.

“We’ll have summer conditioning and a guys will be during player-led practices,” Pruitt confirmed.

Pruitt pronounced a summer workouts are quite critical for Chryst and Shrout as they try to learn descent coordinator Tyson Helton’s system.

“I consider for JT and Keller both, Will and Jarrett have 15 practices underneath their belt and they’ve had 4 months of being in a system, so those guys are that distant behind,” Pruitt said. “I consider they will need to spend time to locate up.”

Pruitt’s proceed is strikingly identical to a proceed his boss, Philip Fulmer, used in 2000 when Tennessee had a four-quarterback battle.

Back then, it was Joey Mathews, A.J. Suggs, Casey Clausen and Jon Rattay, and a conflict was in open drills with Clausen and Rattay as early enrollees.

Mathews, Suggs and Clausen all finished adult starting games that season, and Rattay eliminated out before a start of tumble drills.

Pruitt has pronounced he substantially won’t know who his starting quarterback is until a fourth entertain of a season-opening game, and indicated that mixed starters could be forward for a 2018 Vols, too.

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