Harrison Bailey, True Freshman QB, Starting for Tennessee Vs. Florida

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Tennessee is making a quarterback change for today’s rivalry game against Florida. According to a report from Matt Zenitz of Al.com, true freshman QB Harrison Bailey is getting the nod versus the Gators:

Bailey was a five-star recruit out of Georgia, and was ranked by Rivals as the second-best pro-style quarterback in the high school class of 2020. Bailey had appearances in games versus Auburn, Arkansas, and Kentucky, but this is his first start for Tennessee.

Bailey replaces Jarrett Guarantano, who has fallen off since last season in yards per attempt, going from 8.4 YPA to just 6.7. Guarantano has also thrown two-thirds as many interceptions (4) as touchdowns (6).

Over at our partners at FanDuel, Florida is a 17.5-point favorite over the Vols today.


Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.

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    I guess it’s not so bad since he’ll be available, but I really want Guarantano to never not be the starter for the Vols. I know it’s probably a pipe dream, but hope is just faith in things that haven’t happened. Or something.
    I mean, he’s gonna get another year of eligibility from all the Covid stuff. So that locks him in for next year and who knows what’ll happen in 2021. I’m just taking it one year at a time, not getting ahead of myself. I know Tennessee deserves all the Guarantano in the world and I’m just a guy hoping they get it all. Forever.
    Dare to dream without limits, guys….

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