Hendon Hooker (5) gets a pass away against Pittsburgh before the Panthers rush can get to him during a non-conference game on Saturday at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville.

The story of Tennessee’s 41-34 loss to Pittsburgh on Saturday featured many twists and turns, including penalty woes, lead changes and special teams success, but one in particular stood out: the quarterback situation.

Redshirt junior quarterback Joe Milton started his second consecutive game for Tennessee (1-1) on Saturday, but struggled before leaving the field due to an injury.

He was replaced by redshirt senior Hendon Hooker, who led an offensive resurgence for the Vols until his interception in the final moments sealed the loss.

The play of both Milton and Hooker against Pittsburgh (2-0) added a new dynamic to Tennessee’s quarterback drama, a major storyline for the Vols since last season ended.

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