Tennessee Vols head coach Jeremy Pruitt has drawn the ire of UT fans this season by continually starting Jarrett Guarantano at quarterback, despite the redshirt senior’s struggles.

On Wednesday, Pruitt made a comment that will only further the frustration.

During Vol Calls, Pruitt said that Guarantano didn’t practice on Wednesday because he’s still in the concussion protocol.

Pruitt then proceeded to say that Tennessee’s quarterbacks and wide receivers had their best practice on Wednesday in terms of timing.

Is it any coincidence that UT had their best quarterback/wide receiver practice without JG in the mix?

Probably not. By now, it’s fairly clear that Guarantano shouldn’t be a starting quarterback in the SEC. It’s also clear that true freshman Harrison Bailey is the most talented quarterback on the roster.

Pruitt probably didn’t mean to frame his comments on Wednesday as he did. But he said what he said and it was quite telling.

The comments certainly won’t do anything to slow the “JG shouldn’t be starting” chatter that’s surrounded Tennessee football all season.

Of course, Pruitt has no one to blame but himself for that “chatter”.

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