Jarrett Guarantano, Sam Hunt similar first season under Helton, Friend

Jarrett Guarantano, Sam Hunt similar first season under Helton, Friend

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Jarrett Guarantano, Sam Hunt similar first season under Helton, Friend

KNOXVILLE — Tyson Helton and Will Friend are in their second coaching stint together.

Helton, Tennessee’s current offensive coordinator, and Friend, UT’s current offensive line coach, were together at UAB from 2007-10.

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Tyson Helton at the 2018 Tennessee at Auburn game. Photo by Dan Harralson, Vols Wire

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Will Friend at the 2018 Tennessee at Auburn game. Photo by Dan Harralson, Vols Wire

At UAB, Helton served as quarterbacks coach and Friend served as offensive line coach. The two coached under Tyson’s father, Kim, who served as the Blazers’ offensive coordinator. Kim has been around the UT program since Jeremy Pruitt’s arrival.

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Kim Helton at the 2018 Tennessee vs. Florida game. Photo by Dan Harralson, Vols Wire

Quarterback play in year one through seven games is similar at Tennessee as it was at UAB for Helton and Friend with Jarrett Guarantano being on par to Sam Hunt in 2007.

Here is a look at the two quarterback’s passing statistics through their first seven games under the two coaches.

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