Vols football coach Butch Jones is on the hot seat, but he’s still facing the media and addressing the issues his Tennessee squad is dealing with this season.
On Wednesday, Jones took the opportunity to discuss the team’s quarterback position.
When the Volunteers face off against South Carolina this weekend, the Vols offense will be led onto the field by Jarrett Guarantano, who replaces the starter of the first five games, Quinten Dormady.
Jones’ logic behind the decision was simple: you just need to score more points to win.
“We felt Jarrett has earned the opportunity,” Jones said, via Mike Griffith of SEC Country. “You’re always looking for what you feel gives you the best opportunity to win the football game. You need to score points in this conference.”
Tennessee entered the season with the tough task of replacing veteran Joshua Dobbs under center. It hasn’t been easy so far, as the Vols sit at 3-2.
They’ll be looking to even their record this weekend.
Tennessee and South Carolina square off at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville on Saturday afternoon with kickoff set for noon ET on ESPN.
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