Sunday, October 31, 2010

Tennessee quarterback situation heats up

It's all but official that there's a quarterback controversy in Tennessee. With junior QB Matt Simms struggling and still hobbled with a knee injury during the Vols loss to South Carolina, Tennessee head coach Derek Dooley switched him out with freshman QB Tyler "Tramp Stamp" Bray. While Bray struggled, he did make two touchdown passes, and at one point helped the Vols tie the game 24-24 at one point.
While Bray was modest about the situation, saying "I went out there and did my best,"Simms was less than diplomatic about the situation.

"I wish I could say that I'm definitely the starting quarterback," Simms said. "It's unfortunate they took me out. I felt like I played really well. I feel like I could have made all those throws because we had guys wide open down the middle of the field.
"I feel like I'm a good enough quarterback to make those plays and I'm just still upset that I got taken out like that."

 Dooley refused to comment how the QB situation would be handled going into next week's road trip to Memphis. It does appear His Hairness is going to have to either sooth the bruised ego of Simms, or put the junior in his place. Not to mention whether he should let Bray have his first start as a QB on the road against the 1-7 Tigers.

(via Go Vols Xtra)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I guess UT really looks like and thinks that fat phil wasn't that bad after all!