Report: Tennessee WR Jauan Jennings left practice after he wasn't allowed to play QB
On Wednesday, Tennessee WR Jauan Jennings went on a profanity-laced tirade against the Vols’ coaching staff on Instagram.
Shortly thereafter, Jennings was dismissed from the team, a surprising move considering interim coach Brady Hoke likely only has one game left at the helm of the program. However, AD John Currie apparently signed off on the move.
On Friday, more details started to emerge on the circumstances surrounding Jennings’ dismissal. Tennessee insider Jimmy Hyams reported that Jennings left Wednesday’s practice because he was upset the Vols wouldn’t let him play quarterback:
Jennings first returned to practice Tuesday, a source said, and the Murfreesboro native hoped to play against Vanderbilt. On Wednesday, he stormed off the practice field because UT wouldn’t let him play quarterback. He wasn’t told to leave. He departed because UT wouldn’t let him play his high school position!
If that is indeed true, it’s not a good look for the talented wide out, who had missed most of the season after getting injured against Georgia Tech in Week 1.
It seems as if the Vols are done with Jennings, but it remains to be seen whether he transfers or declares for the NFL Draft.
If he does decide to go pro, he’ll face questions about some of these reports and the details surrounding his dismissal from the program.