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Tennessee Football: Vols Lands Massive Quarterback Transfer

Tennessee has already gotten quarterback depth and competition out of the transfer portal. Most recently, they grabbed former Virginia Tech starter Hendon Hooker, who is currently competing for the starting job during spring practice.

On Monday morning, Josh Heupel landed yet another signal caller for 2021, as it was announced that former Michigan quarterback Joe Milton will be taking his talents to Knoxville. In fact, he’s already listed in the UT Student Directory, according to VolQuest.com.

This is obviously big news for the first-year coaching staff at Tennessee.

Milton had been a part of the Michigan program since 2018. After spending a couple seasons behind Shae Patterson, he got a chance to start five of Michigan’s six games this past season.

The results weren’t anything to write home about — 1,077 yards, four touchdowns and four interceptions — but Milton is a huge addition to the quarterback room nonetheless. In his career, the 6-foot-5, 243 pound gunslinger has completed 56.6 percent of his 152 pass attempts for 1,194 yards, five touchdowns and six interceptions.

Even his experience alone will be helpful, but he’s a talented guy capable of winning the starting spot over Hooker, sophomore Harrison Bailey and several others.

Coming out of high school, Milton was rated as the four-star prospect, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings. He was the nation’s No. 204 overall prospect, No. 9 pro-style quarterback and No. 35 player from his home state of Florida.

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Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and TideSports.com.

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  1. Will be interesting to see if the different coaching staff gets any better production out of Milton. At Michigan it wasn’t stellar. If he’s suddenly a world beater that would be a pretty big indictment on Harbaugh.

  2. 🤣🤣🤣

    Two programs with shitty quarterbacks since Manning and Brady🤣🤣🤣

    They can trade all they want to…Both will be overhyped entering season, both will have disappointed fanbases at the end…

    What used to be two proud football programs are now middle of the pack at best. I know Outkick is Tennessee homer central, but let’s be real.

    • It’s true, but I’m sure the laughter emojis probably came from FSU, Nebraska, USC, Miami, Tennessee, Michigan and Texas fans before too. No laugh emojis coming from any of us now huh? Humbling comes for everyone eventually. Let it be a warning to everyone who feels like their program is safe and securely on top. Sure. One little dumb coaching change mistake, someone retires, an AD change, a recruiting violation, and it’s over.

  3. I am just SO THANKFUL that I won’t have to watch Guarantano for another season. I swear it felt like that kid played for 7-8 years. He’s a great kid, but only a middling QB.

    PS: We moved to Knoxville in ’92, just as Johnny Majors was retiring. We watched TN go from a powerhouse to an absolute shambles in the 26 years we lived there. It was behond depressing.

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