Pruitt Implies Maurer Will Start Against Mississippi State
Maurer finished his first career start 14-28 for 259 yards and two touchdowns. His two touchdown passes were perfectly thrown as he hit Marquez Callaway deep for a 73-yard touchdown and would go on to throw a beautiful 12-yard strike to Jauan Jennings. He proved that he has what it takes to be a starting quarterback in the SEC and that he is the best quarterback on Tennessee’s roster. One more thing is also clear, Maurer will have a much more winnable game on his hands this time around against Mississippi State than he did against the Georgia Bulldogs.
In the end, Maurer gives Tennessee the best opportunity to win football games, and that is why he will get the start over the other quarterbacks on the roster. Tennessee fans can’t wait to see what the future holds for Maurer both on and off the field and he will likely have the opportunity to write the next chapter of his legacy on Rocky Top on Saturday.
Luke A. Thomas
Luke was born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee and grew up with a passion for SEC Football.
His career in journalism started in 2016 when he covered his hometown MTSU Blue Raiders. He would later go on to cover the local Vanderbilt Commodores before he would begin covering the Volunteers. He wrote for SBNation, covering UT Athletics before joining Volunteer Roadshow in May of 2019. At Volunteer Roadshow he covers all things Tennessee, with a focus on UT Football and Basketball.