The Tennessee Volunteers may not have had the kind of season they were hoping for in 2016-17, but there are still a number of reasons to be excited if you’re a Vols’ fan heading into the 2017-18 season. One of the biggest reasons is Tennessee QB Jarrett Guarantano, the favorite to replace four-year starter Josh Dobbs, who hasn’t been shy about his expectations playing in Knoxville.
Guarantano hasn’t even played a snap for the Vols, but he’s already thinking SEC Championship.
“Yeah, every single step is watched,” Guarantano said. “I go to class; I’m being watched. I’m on Twitter; I’m being watched. I’m on Instagram. But that’s what comes with the job and being the quarterback at a big university — a university that’s soon to be the SEC Champions, and it’s going to be even crazier in the future.”
Replacing a player like Dobbs is going to be tough, but if Guarantano is able to win the starting quarterback job this spring, it doesn’t look as though Guarantano will have problems stepping into the limelight.