Tennessee Volunteers quarterback Tyler Bray (8) looks to pass the ball against the Georgia State Panthers during the third quarter at Neyland Stadium. Credit: Jim Brown-US PRESSWIRE
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee is counting on the presence of a healthy Tyler Bray to assure the Volunteers don't stage a repeat of last year's midseason slump.
Of course, it would help if the Vols knew just which Bray they're getting.
Is he the quarterback who crumbled in the fourth quarter of a 37-20 loss to Florida two weeks ago? Or the guy who has otherwise played as well as anyone could have reasonably expected?
Bray needs to be at his best Saturday as Tennessee visits No. 5 Georgia to kick off a stretch of four straight games against ranked teams. Bray fractured his right thumb late in a 20-12 loss to Georgia last year and was sidelined as the Vols dropped each of their next three games as well.