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Josh Heupel names starting quarterback ahead of first game

Josh Heupel names starting quarterback ahead of first game

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Tennessee continues game week ahead of its first contest for the 2021 season.

The Vols will host Bowling Green on Thursday at Neyland Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 8 p.m. EDT and SEC Network will televise the season-opening matchup.

Ahead of Thursday’s contest, first-year Tennessee head coach Josh Heupel named a starting quarterback against Bowling Green.

Joe Milton III will start for the Vols.

Milton III transferred from Michigan to Tennessee following spring practices.

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The 6-foot-5, 244-pound quarterback appeared in 14 games for Michigan from 2018-20, totaling 1,194 passing yards, five touchdowns, six interceptions, 156 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns.

In 2020, Milton III completed 80-of-141 pass attempts for 1,077 yards, four touchdowns and four interceptions. He rushed for 109 yards and one touchdown on 38 attempts.

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