There’s a little bit of gamesmanship brewing ahead of the Tennessee vs. Georgia Tech game on Monday.
Both coaches appear to have decided who their starting quarterbacks are going to be, but they don’t want to let their opponent in on the secret.
Both programs are facing similar challenges: replacing experienced quarterbacks who held the position for a number of years. Tennessee is trying to replace Joshua Dobbs, who was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Georgia Tech has yet to announce their replacement for quarterback Justin Thomas.
Tennessee has junior Quinten Dormady and redshirt freshman Jarrett Guarantano competing for the top of the depth chart. Dormady is considered the favorite to win the spot.
Georgia Tech’s is a little harder to predict. Juniors Matthew Jordan and TaQuon Marshall are viable options, as are redshirt freshmen Lucas Johnson and Jay Jones. Considering the option attack that Georgia Tech employs, not announcing who the starter is likely provides them more of an edge than it does Tennessee.
”I think I could call the game for any of them,” Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson said. ”We’ve tried to highlight what each of them do and go from there, and that’s why I’m not in any big hurry to tell everybody who it is. We may play all four of them in the first game. Who knows?”
Answers will be had on Monday night at 8:00 p.m. ET from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
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