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LINKS: Quinten Dormady Named Vols Backup QB

The QB depth chart is locked in for next Thursday, practice notes, and more: it’s your Wednesday links!

NCAA Football: Georgia at Tennessee Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Morning gang. With just over a week before the Vols’ season opener against Appalachian State, Butch Jones held a “mock game” at Neyland last night, looking to test Team 120’s “mental intensity” (Peak Jones, that) across 80-90 snaps.

While the depth chart is pretty much sorted out (the post-Chance Hall offensive tackle shuffe aside), there’s still a number of competitions going on for backup and rotation slots, with freshmen Nigel Warrior and Baylen Buchanan in particular standing out in the secondary over the weekend, at least according to JRM. Additionally, sophomore Quinten Dormady will start the season as backup quarterback, per Butch Jones’ post-practice presser last night. Butch:

“Right now it’s Josh and Quinten, and Quinten is obviously one snap away [..] I thought [Dormady] had his best practice yesterday. I thought he was in command, he made all the throws.”

Dormady will be listed ahead of F Jarrett Guarantano, who impressed in open practices but didn’t have the benefit of spring drills. Sheriron Jones remains “a little bit limited.” Jones (and we’re relating this story because it’s news to us) left Tennessee briefly in January for Colorado, but returned after Texas Tech’s Davis Webb also joined the Buffaloes. Webb, incidentally, ended up at Cal, because the Curse of Dan Hawkins is real.

CBS yesterday used Oregon Trail to predict the final SEC standings. (Spoiler Alert) We drown fording the river ten days in.

247 has a nice article about Titans TE (and VFL) Alex Ellis’ strong start in the NFL preseason, and his lifelong battle with diabetes.

Wednesday TWEET BEAT
I mean- he would say that, you’d think:


Aaron Medley retweeted this, which just makes me assume Kicker Twitter is a thing, somewhere.


Happy Wednesday!