Joe Milton III took over as Tennessee’s starting quarterback after Hendon Hooker went to the NFL this past offseason.

Fans will remember there was a time when Milton, not Hooker, won Tennessee’s starting QB job after a preseason competition. However, it didn’t take long for Hooker to take over and have a great deal of success.

At halftime on Saturday against FCS foe Austin Peay, Milton started the game 1-for-8 passing for 11 yards. The Vols were tied with the Governors 6-6 late in the second quarter before scoring late and taking a 13-6 lead into halftime.

It was an embarrassing effort all around on Rocky Top, and Milton drew most of the blame for that fact on social media:

There’s obviously still plenty of time for the Vols (and Milton) to turn things around. But questions will abound as to whether Milton is the right QB for the future or not.

Freshman Nico Iamaleava, a former 5-star recruit, is waiting in the wings and will likely get an increasing amount of attention moving forward.