Andrew Olson | 47 minutes ago
Jarrett Guarantano is not the most popular Rocky Top man these days. In his fourth season with the Tennessee program, the veteran starter has declined. He thwarted head coach Jeremy Pruitt and many volunteer fans with the obvious decision to become a "scoundrel" and try a QB sneak near the goal line against Alabama – which resulted in a turnover and result for the Crimson Tide – instead to lead the said game.
After Brian Maurer has almost officially retired for the South Carolina game on Saturday, there is a great chance that Guaranteeano will play against the Gamecocks (and possibly start at QB). At his Wednesday post-training press conference, UT coach Jeremy Pruitt was asked if some fans post on social media, they could spy on guarantees or boycott the game if the Redshirt junior is named start-up QB.
"You will not find a more passionate fan base. I believe they trust us to compete against the best players who give us the best chance of winning and succeeding, "Pruitt told reporters. "I think when South Carolina comes on the field, they're probably going to booing, and if South Carolina has the ball, I expect it to be loud."
When Pruitt was asked when he would call a starting quarterback for Saturday, he realized that there are three more pre-game preparation days.