On Monday, Quinten Dormady announced via Twitter that he would be pursuing a graduate transfer:
— Quinten Dormady (@qdormady) January 15, 2018
A junior out of Boerne, TX, Dormady enjoyed half a season as a starter at Tennessee. He threw for 925 yards and six TDs on a 55.5% completion percentage. However, he also threw six interceptions and fumbled twice. The 11th ranked pro-style passer in the class of 2015 will have no shortage of suitors. While his tape at Tennessee was uninspiring, he was a poor fit for the scheme. Additionally, as we later saw, the talent around him was largely not performing up to par.
This transfer leaves Tennessee with just three scholarship quarterbacks: redshirt sophomore and incumbent starter Jarrett Guarantano, sophomore Will McBride, and true freshman JT Shrout. Dormady’s transfer all but guarantees that it will a two quarterback race in fall camp between Guarantano and McBride.
Dormady joins outgoing seniors Ethan Wolf, Jakob Johnson, Josh Smith, Jeff George, Coleman Thomas, Jashon Robertson, and Brett Kendrick as key losses on the offensive side of the ball. This list also includes John Kelly, who declared early for the NFL draft. Venzell Boulware also announced his transfer to Miami. These departures illustrate the task ahead of Tyson Helton and the offensive staff in turning around the 108th ranked passing offense from a season ago.