It’s no question that ex-starter Keller Chryst struggled at Stanford. After a disastrous showing at Oregon State, Chryst was benched for a talented redshirt freshman K.J. Costello. But Coach David Shaw saw talent in Chryst telling him that he was too “talented to be a backup for me, that he could find a place to be a starting quarterback in college football.“ So Chryst transferred to Tennessee. However this talent doesn’t seem to be materializing.
Keller Chryst was listed as a co-starter - failing to outright win the battle against redshirt sophomore Jarrett Guarantano and Guarantano is expected to start in the opener against no. 17 West Virginia. Fortunately, Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt is open to playing a game with two quarterbacks saying “we may play both guys, so we’ve got to figure it out as we go.” Pruitt did mention a need for a quarterback who doesn’t make many mistakes and has good decision making - something Chryst struggles with greatly. Time will only tell if the ex-4 star gets to lead the Volunteers.