WATCH: Tennessee Players and Coaches Share Confidence in Joe Milton

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    Tennessee quarterback Joe Milton III against Bowling Green. Photo via Tennessee Athletics.

    Joe Milton III will be taking the reigns as the starting quarterback for the No. 10 Tennessee Volunteers this Saturday against Vanderbilt.

    After an ACL injury derailed the remainder of Hendon Hooker’s season, Milton is now back in the driver’s seat as Tennessee’s starting quarterback.

    And despite not starting a game this year, as a player that has consistently been a locker-room leader over the past two seasons, Milton has all earned the confidence of his players and teammates.

    “We have all the confidence in the world in Joe Milton III,” Tennessee running back Jabari Small said this week. “I was talking to one of the trainers yesterday, last week in practice when Hendon was in, Joe would be right behind me while I’m in the huddle. He (was) preparing like he was QB1 throughout the whole year, so he is definitely prepared for this opportunity.”

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    Check out the clips from head coach Josh Heupel, QB coach Joey Halzle, RB Jabari Small, and OL Cooper Mays below.

    Ric Butler is a Knoxville based sports media personality who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since 2017. Most recently, he served as the lead writer for the website of a local radio station. Ric also helped create and host a daily radio show called “The Blitz." Ric’s passion for sports, smooth vocal, and infectious personality have made him popular with both his peers and Vol Nation. Originally from Dallas, Ric didn’t grow up riding horses to school. But he did dream of the big city lights. When not chasing down the latest Tennessee story, Ric can be found watching the WWE, often attempting their moves in an embarrassing fashion.


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