Things were just as bad off the field as they were on the field Saturday for the Tennessee Volunteers.
Sure, the Vols lost to Florida 34-4, which is bad enough, but backup quarterback J.T. Shrout has become a bit of a star on the Internet for all the wrong reasons.
He was caught on camera listening to an entire phone to his ear. It must be a generational thing. I mean it is confusing enough to see a cord on a phone. Imagine how confusing it would have been to see the phone mounted to the wall.
Must be a millennial thing.
On the field, Florida quarterback Kyle Trask threw for 293 yards and two touchdowns in his first start in nearly seven years and No. 9 Florida beat slumping Tennessee 34-3 Saturday, extending the Gators’ dominance in a series that used to be the most prominent in the Southeastern Conference’s Eastern Division.
Trask’s first start at Florida was far from perfect, though. He lost a fumble and threw two interceptions against the Volunteers (1-3, 0-1 SEC).
But he overcame those miscues and led Florida (4-0, 2-0) to its 14th win in its last 15 games against Tennessee. Trask completed 20 of 28 passes, none better than the ones that went for touchdowns to Kyle Pitts and Freddie Swain.
Tennessee had an interesting day. It was mostly a debacle as Tennessee scored its fewest points against Florida since losing 31-0 to the Gators in 1994.
Right tackle K’Rojhn Calbert was flagged for a late hit on the Vols’ opening series. Cornerback Warren Burrell recovered a fumble with a foot out of bounds, negating the turnover.
Jauan Jennings, the team’s top receiver, bobbled a would-be touchdown in the end zone that resulted in an interception. Tennessee had to burn a timeout after coming out of a television break. And quarterback Jarrett Guarantano threw an interception right to cornerback Marco Wilson after a miscommunication with a receiver.
Guarantano completed 8 of 15 passes for 93 yards with two interceptions and a sack in the first half. He was benched in favor of freshman Brian Maurer to start the second half.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.