Jarrett Guarantano on Tennessee's upcoming coach hire: 'If nobody likes it, they can just leave'
Things didn’t go according to plan for the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday evening (or for this whole season, for that matter).
The Vols lost to rival Vanderbilt 42-24 at Neyland Stadium and were thoroughly outplayed in all aspects of the game in what was likely Brady Hoke’s last game as the team’s interim coach.
However, redshirt freshman QB Jarrett Guarantano doesn’t like all the negativity surrounding the Vols these days. In fact, after Saturday’s loss, he said he thinks the culture will be different in Knoxville in 2018 and invited anyone who doesn’t like that fact to leave:
Guarantano says the culture will be different next season: “If nobody likes it, they can just leave.”
— Marshall Hughes (@marshallhughes) November 26, 2017
#Vols QB Jarrett Guarantano: Guys are gonna completely buy in going forward. And if they don’t like that, they can leave.
— Wes Rucker (@wesrucker247) November 26, 2017
The Vols finished the 2017 season with an abysmal 4-8 record — the first eight-loss season in program history. Coach Butch Jones was fired a couple of weeks ago, so the Vols will kick off the 2018 season with a new head coach.
Whoever it is, they’ll have a budding star quarterback in Guarantano, who played well on Saturday despite his team’s lopsided loss.
He has the right attitude moving forward, and Vol Nation hopes other players on the roster share that passion.