Audio: Guarantano on why Chandler didn’t catch more passes last season “I don’t know why that was to be honest”

ATHENS, GA – SEPTEMBER 29, 2018 – Quarterback Jarrett Guarantano #2 of the Tennessee Volunteers during the game between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Tennessee Volunteers at Sanford Stadium in Athens, GA. Photo By Maury Neipris/Tennessee Athletics

Tennessee quarterback Jarrett Guarantano spoke to the media in the Main Room in a group session on Tuesday at SEC Football Media Days.

He covered a lot of different topics including why running back Ty Chandler only caught 19 passes in just 4 games in the middle of last season.

“I don’t know why that was, to be honest. I know that he’s a very good receiver out the backfield. I think this year we’re going to use him to his full extent. I think having him in empty situations or having him flexed out at wide receiver he’s going to be able to get a lot of touches this year. We need him to because he’s a very good player.”

Guarantano also discussed the two backup quarterbacks, redshirt freshman JT Shrout and true freshman Brian Maurer.

“I think Brian and JT have come into this offseason very strong. I think they both had very good Springs. I see them everyday working hard and always asking me questions and always asking to get in the film room with me. You like to see that our of young quarterbacks. I think they have great potential, both of them. I think that they’re going to be great players.”

Click to listen to the full Jarrett Guarantano interview in the Main Room in a group session

Get every interview from The Sports Animal covering the 2019 SEC Media Days in Hoover, Ala. here.

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