Report: Tennessee names new starting QB for Georgia game
Heading into its biggest challenge so far, Tennessee appears to be making a change at quarterback.
ESPN insider Chris Low is reporting that true freshman Brian Maurer at quarterback on Saturday against No. 3 Georgia, replacing veteran incumbent starter Jarrett Guarantano.
Maurer was a 3-star recruit on the 247Sports Composite as a pro-style quarterback prospect in the class of 2019. The Ocala, Florida native chose Tennessee over 19 other offers.
Maurer has appeared in two games so far. He was 0-for-2 passing against UT Chattanooga and 4-of-11 for 44 yards with an interception against Florida. He has run the ball seven times for 17 yards over his two appearances.
Guarantano was 60-of-93 passing for 736 yards with 7 touchdowns and 4 interceptions in the first four games. His 17 total rushes have gone for -4 yards, a number which includes sacks.
Tennessee is 1-3 heading into the Georgia game. The Volunteers were off in Week 5.
Tennessee online sports betting officially launched on November 1, 2020, and many of the largest sportsbooks are live and operating in the volunteer state. Tennessee is only one of a handful of SEC football states with legalized sports betting.