Tennessee quarterback Jarrett Guarantano’s performance Saturday during the Volunteers’ loss to West Virginia may not have been enough for him to keep his job as the team’s main quarterback.

The sophomore completed 19 of 25 passes for 172 yards and a touchdown, but Jeremy Pruitt told reporters after the game that Keller Chryst will get snaps next week.

Pruitt only made his choice for starting quarterback clear just before the game.

Pruitt may have given his quarterback a veiled compliment, but he also made it clear that the Stanford transfer would have played next week regardless of what happened.

It appears as if Pruitt is open to playing both this season. Guarantano provides the experience in Knoxville, but Pruitt has previously said he likes the “wisdom” that Chryst brings.

Even if Chryst gets snaps next week, the Volunteers won’t truly know what they have until two weeks later when they get their face their first conference test against Florida on Sept. 22.