Tennessee Football: Jeremy Pruitt doesn’t know who his starting QB will be

Tennessee Football might have a new starting quarterback on Saturday, but Jeremy Pruitt still doesn’t know who it’s going to be.

It is Friday; we’re creeping up on less than 24 hours until Tennessee Football takes on Auburn at Jordan-Hare Stadium. You might even be reading this within 24 hours to kickoff. The question all week surrounding the game has been, who will be the starting quarterback?

Well, that answer would usually be answered at this point in the week, but Jeremy Pruitt is still undecided on who his quarterback will be on Saturday.

The last thing that Tennessee needs right now is more indecisiveness at the quarterback position. Pruitt has flip-flopped when deciding who might be the best quarterback moving forward. He’s consistently leaned on Jarrett Guarantano being his guy, but with his injury, Pruitt might have to decide between Brian Maurer or Harrison Bailey.

There’s a pretty good chance we’ll see both of them on Saturday because Pruitt has said he doesn’t know who his starting quarterback is right now.

“Well, I’m going to wait and let that show itself on Saturday, you know,” Pruitt said on Wednesday. “With Jarrett going down at the last game and obviously being out, we worked a lot of guys. I don’t think it does us an advantage to tell Auburn who we’re going to play at quarterback.

“I thought we put three really good consecutive practices together. Harrison Bailey had a really good week along with Mauer and J.T.”

The Vols currently sit at 2-4, and the last four games of the season won’t be easy. Three of the final four opponents are ranked in the top-25. The only game left on the schedule that looks to be a win right now is Vanderbilt, so Tennessee could very well finish the season 3-7 if Pruitt doesn’t make the right decision at quarterback.

I think if Pruitt lets Harrison Bailey take over the offense for the rest of the season, then the Vols might be able to win one more game they’re not supposed to win. Otherwise, I don’t think Maurer or Guarantano will give the offense the boost they need to be successful.