That's the question some Tennessee fans and one junior quarterback are asking this cold Saturday morning in the Volunteer State.
The answer is easy.
Bray is the future for Derek Dooley and the Tennessee Volunteers. Why do I think this, there are several reasons.
The question I ask myself when considering this situation is who would probably win the starting role during spring ball in 2011. Why does that matter, here's why.
If Simms was head and shoulders better than Bray and would win the job in the spring, you probably wouldn't pull him and replace him for the true freshman.
Bray has made a case for starting time not just in mop up duty, he earned it Monday through Thursday during the Vols practices. He also makes it pretty obvious that he would over take the older Simms before next season's opener, so why wait until spring ball?
He brought a care free attitude and a blue collar work ethic to the field.
"Football is about going out and having fun," Bray said earlier this week. "I love the game, I don't worry too much about stuff I can't control, I just want to have fun playing the game I love."
Isn't that what this game is suppose to be about?
Isn't that youthful approach to the game very refreshing?
Refreshing is just what Dooley is looking for. He wants a new fresh beginning to a season that has definitely been tough on the Vols first year coach.
His two victories of the season coming easy against a 1-AA opponent and harder than expected against a Conference USA opponent.
Now it's time for the month of November.
"It's very important," Dooley said. "They always say what you remember is what you do in November."
Closing the season strong is just what this young Volunteer team needs if they intend to see any post season action.
What does Bray bring to this game and what can fans expect?
I expect Bray to have a break out type game against a very porous Tiger Secondary unit.
Look for Bray to also have a big impact on the Vols offensive success in other ways.
Many opponents have loaded the box to stop Vols explosive running back Tauren Poole and dared Tennessee to try to beat them in the air.
Early success by Bray Saturday night in the Liberty Bowl will open the running lanes. I for one hope that this coaching staff comes out aggressively with a killer instinct against the home standing Memphis squad.
confidence is key in this match up, Tennessee and Bray also has to do something the Vols have done well all season for the most part and that is to protect the football and not make any turnovers.
Senior wide out Denarius Moore set a record last week against South Carolina with 228 yards in receptions, Moore and fellow senior Gerald Jones need to have similar standout performances. The young guys also will get a chance to show out.
Expect Bray to air it out, look for him gain some needed confidence, this is very important as UT heads into their final three SEC contest.
Tennessee is without a victory in the SEC, a fact that isn't setting well with the seniors on this squad or any Volunteer Football Fan.
Saturday night in Memphis is the time and the place for a new beginning for this football team, Dooley is hoping that the Bray Factor is the answer he and his team is looking for.