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Former Tennessee Quarterback Back In Transfer Portal

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Former Tennessee quarterback Harrison Bailey is back in the transfer portal after spending one season at UNLV, On3’s Matt Zenitz first reported Monday night.

Bailey — a highly touted quarterback in the 2020 recruiting class — entered the transfer portal during the 2021 football season after both Joe Milton III and Hendon Hooker beat him out on Tennessee’s depth chart.

In two years at Tennessee, Bailey earned limited opportunities throwing for 594 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions with most of the action coming in his freshman season.

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After multiple months in the transfer portal, the former four-star recruit landed at UNLV where he spent one season mostly serving as the Runnin’ Rebels’ back up quarterback. UNLV fired coach Marcus Arroyo after the season and hired former Missouri coach Barry Odom.

After his first spring practice under Odom, Bailey re-entered the transfer portal. Unless the Atlanta native transfers down to the FCS level or gets a approved waiver he will have to sit out the 2023 season before he’s eligible.

While Bailey spent most of his redshirt sophomore season at UNLV’s backup he did start a pair of games at the end of the season, completing 30-of-58 passes for 318 yards two touchdowns and an interception.

Bailey has three years of eligibility remaining due to the COVID-19 eligibility season and redshirting the 2021 season.

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