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Tennessee’s move to Jarrett Guarantano at QB signifies … well, something, I guess

Tennessee QB Jarrett Guarantano
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If Jones is even thinking about making a quarterback change, you can consider it a death knell to the season. This team is way too fragile to overcome a quarterback controversy. Moreover, if neither quarterback can adequately handle the job, then the season already is over.

It makes one wonder just what’s going on when the Vols hit the practice field. First-team quarterback repetitions are oddly divided and players reportedly are taking cheap shots at teammates.

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As is the case with most college football programs, UT’s practices aren’t open to the media or the public. That really doesn’t matter any longer. Evidence of what has happened has been apparent on the field.

Perhaps the bye week gave Guarantano enough first-team practice repetitions to show he can be a top-flight SEC quarterback. If not, the worst – amazingly – may be yet to come for the Vols this season.

(You can follow Dave Hooker on Twitter @TheDaveHooker)

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