Tennessee Football: There are no more questions, start Harrison Bailey

Tennessee Football has been trying to answer questions at quarterback, but there are no more questions; the Vols have to start Harrison Bailey.

Jeremy Pruitt‘s job is officially on the line. I know that, you know that, the players know that, and he knows that. With that being said, Tennessee football’s quarterback next week has to be Harrison Bailey. For Pruitt’s sake, Bailey is the only quarterback on the roster that can save Pruitt’s job. He also might be the only quarterback that can beat Vanderbilt.

Jarrett Guarantano should never take another snap in a Tennessee uniform. I don’t care what the circumstance is; I’d rather put any wide receiver or running back in at quarterback this season than Guarantano. Why? Tennessee is on the verge of going 2-8; what do they have to lose?

If Pruitt wants to keep his job, then he needs to start Bailey. Heck, the way the fanbase is reacting, Pruitt might not make it to next Saturday, but assuming he survives the season, these last three games could decide his fate at Tennessee.

Tennessee scored two touchdowns against Auburn. One coming in the first half with Guarantano at quarterback, and the other touchdown came late in the fourth quarter on Bailey’s first drive of the game.

There was a clear boost in the offense on Bailey’s two drives at the end of the game. Unfortunately, he was put in when there was no chance Tennessee could come back.

Coming into the 2020 season, we were being told that Bailey is the future of our program. He’s going to lead us to the promise land. If that’s the case, why has Pruitt held on to Guarantano for so long? Throw the kid in the fire, let him figure everything out, and he’ll be better for it in the long run.

If this decade is going to be the decade of the Vols, it’s going to have to start out with Harrison Bailey, not an average fifth-year senior that has done nothing but prove why he shouldn’t be the starting quarterback.