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 As Tennessee freshman quarterback Nico Iamaleava steps into the starting role in the Cheez-It Citrus Bowl, walk-on Gaston Moore is once again a backup in a bowl game.

in the Citrus Bowl could be a preview of next season.

Quarterback Jake Merklinger, a four-star signee, is participating in bowl practice as a 2024 enrollee. But he can’t play in the bowl game

pring practice, Moore and Merklinger could compete for the backup job behind Iamaleava.

The Vols also could add a veteran quarterback in the transfer portal. But Heupel said it’s difficult to lure one to Tennessee with two highly-touted young quarterbacks already on the roster.

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