Nothing is final.
Derek Dooley is also adamant that he’ll need two quarterbacks to make it through the season.
But after one scrimmage, the Tennessee coach hasn’t seen anything that would make him realign his depth chart. Tyler Bray may have posted better numbers during the closed workout on Tuesday night at Neyland Stadium, but the starting job under center for the Vols still appears to belong to Matt Simms.
“They’re both really doing well and they’re both different,” Dooley said. “I think ultimately we’re going to evaluate them on how well we move the ball and score points, it doesn’t matter how we get there. They’re different, they’re different. Tyler does some things better than Matt. Matt does some things better than Tyler.
“I think Matt stays ahead at this stage of the game because of his experience and his knowledge of the offense and his command, those sort of things. But we’re going to need both of them, I’m just going to tell you right now. ”
For the moment it still looks as if Simms will be the first one up for the Vols, though his 9-for-21 passing performance for 80 yards and a touchdown clearly isn’t the sole determining factor.