On Monday, Heupel wasn’t close to making a formal announcement on the position’s status. “We’ll see where we are at during the course of the week and go from there,” he said.
“I think the benefit for us is that they play a similar offense regardless. I think maybe you would have less quarterback draw if it’s Harrison. But if not, I think Joe and Hendon play a very similar style. Quarterback run, ability to create out of the pocket, throw the ball vertically downfield, execute their offense.”
Milton, Heupel’s Week 1 starter, got hurt against Pitt two weeks ago and watched Hooker start the last two games. But Hooker suffered an injury Saturday at Florida and could be out this week. Between the two, Hooker has been far more accurate (65.7%) and efficient (169.4 passer rating) than Milton (46.5%, 101.7 rating). Milton has been listed as UT’s starter on the depth chart every week, but the Vols have played two quarterbacks in every game. Backup Harrison Bailey has played some, too.
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