Tee Martin praises experience of WR group he's inheriting at Tennessee
The Tennessee Volunteers are rebuilding under coach Jeremy Pruitt, who is entering his second season at the helm of the program.
However, one area the Vols didn’t have to rebuild when Pruitt took over was receiver, where guys like Jauan Jennings, Josh Palmer and Marquez Callaway are back to lead the way.
New WR coach Tee Martin is happy to have such experienced players in his position group. He said that will help when the Vols play teams like Florida, Georgia and Alabama (via 247Sports):
“The thing that you want most is the experience that they have,” Martin said. “There’s no substitute for experience, a guy just knowing what it’s like to play against Georgia and Florida, being on the road at Alabama. There’s no way that I can explain that to (freshman) Ramel (Keyton). But the four seniors in the room, they understand what that’s like.
“The only thing that’s a negative when you inherit guys that are veterans is you’ve got to break some of the old habits, the ways that some of the other coaches may have asked you to do things in the past. … The positive is they are experienced. The negative, if there is one, is some of the old habits have to be broken to get them to do the things that we would like for them to do it the way that we would like them to do it.”
Having those guys back will also help QB Jarrett Guarantano, who seems poised for a big year. We’ll see who leads the way in terms of receiving yards this fall, but any one of those guys could break out for a big season.