Coach Jones confirms: Guarantano will start Saturday

Jarrett Guarantano in action earlier this season against Indiana State. PHOTO: WATE Sports

NewsChannel 9 first reported Tuesday that Jarrett Guarantano would likely get the start Saturday.

On Wednesday, coach Butch Jones confirmed it. "Jarrett Guarantano will be the starter. He's worked very, very hard," Jones noted. "Again, Quentin did some very, very good things as well and like I've continued to say all year long, a lot of times, the quarterback is a byproduct of execution and everyone around them. Jarrett's worked very hard and he'll have that opportunity on Saturday."

Guarantano was a highly regarded recruit coming out of high school.

Thus far this season, he hasn't been that impressive in a limited amount of appearances.

Jones went on to say that Dormady was "very, very disappointed," but that's because he is a competitor.

Kickoff against South Carolina is at noon and will be broadcast on ESPN.

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