The success of the Tennessee Vols in 2019 will depend mostly on the production they get from the quarterback position and the offensive line.

Unfortunately for the Vols, the offensive line is still a bit of a question mark.

Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt said on Saturday after UT’s scrimmage that he lost count of how many different combinations the Vols used along the offensive line.

There’s a chance Pruitt’s being coy when it comes to the offensive line, but he certainly hasn’t seemed very confident during recent media sessions when discussing the beleaguered unit.

The quarterback position, however, is a different story.

Pruitt didn’t dish out many compliments on Saturday when speaking with reporters. In fact, the only real compliment he handed out was to redshirt junior quarterback Jarrett Guarantano.

The second year Vols head coach said that Guarantano has “been really consistent in camp”. Pruitt added “To me you’re looking for a guy to make the throws, get the ball out of his hand, get the protections right. He did a nice job doing that today.”

Earlier this month, Pruitt mentioned that Guarantano is the only player on the team that is currently locked into a starting spot.

The fact that Pruitt is showing so much confidence in Guarantano should be incredibly encouraging to Tennessee fans. Pruitt’s been around some great college quarterbacks — he knows exactly what it takes to win games in the SEC. If he’s confident in Guarantano, then it speaks volumes to his abilities as a quarterback.

If the offensive line improves in 2019, then the Vols have a real chance to make some noise in the SEC East.

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