KNOXVILLE – Following the West Virginia game, Jeremy Pruitt said he will play both Jarrett Guarantano and Keller Chryst at quarterback against ETSU.
Pruitt addressed media to start game week ahead of playing East Tennessee State and he discussed Guarantano’s play.
“He didn’t turn the ball over, which is always a positive from the quarterback position,” Pruitt said. “I thought he was accurate. There was probably three to four plays out there that maybe when we had an RPO zone that he could have taken the pass option when he didn’t.”
Guarantano finished 19-of-25, 172 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions.
“I thought Jarrett did really well for the first game,” Pruitt said. “There’s lot of things he can improve on, and he knows that. I thought he showed toughness. He took a couple of hits, hung in the pocket, made a good decision down at the goal line on 3rd-and-2 when he sprinted out there wasn’t anything there, he got back to the line of scrimmage, which allowed us to go for it on fourth down. He completed some third down balls, so I thought there was a lot of positives.”