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Stanford QB Keller Chryst Transfers To Tennessee

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With five quarterbacks currently on the Tennessee roster, two of them saw action last season when Quinten Dormady went down with a shoulder injury and has now transferred. Jarrett Guarantano and Will McBride each had to split time to do what they could and looked like the two biggest ones to compete for the starting job in the Spring. Even with Jeremy Pruitt now the head coach, no one is guaranteed anything and now a new competitor may have a say about it.

Stanford quarterback Keller Chryst announced his intention to transfer to Knoxville as a graduate, which makes him eligible immediately and compete in the Spring. He is the son of Geep Chryst who is currently the tight ends coach for the Denver Broncos and is the nephew of Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst. While his numbers were not as solid as you would expect from a starter, he did play in 23 games for the Cardinal but between those times suffered a torn ACL.

He also lost his starting job to K.J. Costello who threw for 1,573 yards and 14 touchdowns, which led to Chryst leaving. In his three years with the Cardinal, he threw for 1,926 yards and 19 touchdowns. While Guarantano threw for 997 last season, Chryst threw for 962 but his experience will be key to getting the starting job and allow him to become the favorite. Having Chryst build up start the entire season will give Pruitt more time to build up their next starter for 2019.

Having a more experienced quarterback under center in Pruitt’s first season will be a must and help build his resume as a head coach. There was no given to who would be the starter after Spring, as Pruitt has ensembled a whole new staff and every player on the 2018 roster must earn their spot again.

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