UCF quarterback Dillon Gabriel entered the transfer portal on Saturday.

Gabriel played under current Tennessee Vols head coach Josh Heupel for two seasons at UCF.

In 23 games with Heupel, Gabriel tossed for over 7,000 yards.

With Vols quarterback Hendon Hooker potentially looking at going to the NFL after the 2021 season, it would make some sense for Tennessee to look at Gabriel.

But I wouldn’t bet on Gabriel landing in Knoxville.

Gabriel didn’t seem like a big fan of Heupel’s offense at UCF, despite the gaudy numbers he put up in it.

Here’s what Gabriel had to say earlier this year about UCF’s offense under Gus Malzahn and UCF’s offense under Heupel.

“It’s not as fast because of the fact it’s not as simple,” said Gabriel (via 247Sports). “We get to the line quickly but there’s a lot more in the process that goes into it rather than with Heup. We’d line it, call it and try to be as fast as possible. At times it was really rushed [in 2020] because of how fast we played, so you’re just kind of learning on the fly with every play. You’re kinda just running to grass. With Gus, I truly feel like we’re scheming things up, getting into looks you like, giving you answers and if he doesn’t like the look, he checks it, which is something I like.”

Gabriel also didn’t seem thrilled with the way Heupel left UCF.

There’s no doubt that Gabriel would be a nice addition for the Volunteers — he obviously knows how to effectively run Heupel’s offense.

But a conversation between Heupel and Gabriel would need to happen to clear the air. At this point, it’s hard to know if that conversation would happen.

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