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Former Tennessee Quarterback Announces Transfer Destination

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Former Tennessee quarterback Harrison Bailey announced he is transferring to Louisville Thursday afternoon after spending a season at UNLV.

Bailey is a former top 100 recruit who came to Tennessee as part of the 2020 recruiting class. The pocket passer earned a handful of opportunities late in his freshman season after Jeremy Pruitt benched Jarrett Guarantano.

Splitting reps with JT Shrout, Bailey completed 48-of-68 passes for 578 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions in his freshman season. After Josh Heupel and his staff came to Knoxville Bailey fell down the depth chart behind transfers Hendon Hooker and Joe Milton III.

Bailey played in one game but entered the transfer portal and left the team in the middle of the season. After a long stretch in the portal, Bailey landed at UNLV.

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The Marietta, Georgia native was the Runnin’ Rebels backup for most of the season before earning a start in the regular season finale. Bailey performed well in a 27-22 win over Nevada. Bailey completed 30-of-58 passes for 318 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in five games in his lone seasons in Las Vegas.

The former blue chip recruit entered the transfer portal after UNLV fired coach Marcus Arroyo and lands at Louisville under first year coach Jeff Brohm.

The former Purdue head coach returned to his alma mater this offseason and quickly got to work adding quarterbacks to the roster this offseason.

Cal transfer Jake Plummer and Purdue transfer Brady Allen committed to Louisville earlier this offseason with Bailey being Brohm’s third quarterback addition.

Bailey will have to get a waiver approved for him to earn immediate eligibility since he’s not a graduate and has already transferred once in his career.

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