After contemplating his football future at Tennessee earlier in the day, Quinten Dormady was present at practice Tuesday.
Following Butch Jones’ decision to make Jarrett Guarantano the team’s starting quarterback, sources told Volquest.com that Dormady, a junior, was considering leaving the team after losing his starting spot.
Dormady started the first five games of the 2017 season for Tennessee, but the Vols were shutout for the first time in 23 years in the 41-0 loss to Georgia. Dormady is tied for the league-lead with six interceptions, and overall, Tennessee’s offense ranks 109th nationally, prompting the change quarterback.
The school has yet to officially announce the change, first reported by VolQuest.com. At practice during QB-center exchanges, Guarantano was working exclusively with first-team center Jashon Robertson, while Dormady was with the 2s. During routes on air, though, they rotated reps evenly.
On the year, Guarantano has appeared in three games, all in relief.
The redshirt freshman has completed 50 percent of his passes, but is averaging just 2.3 yards per attempt.