With very few quarterbacks on the roster heading into fall camp, Lane Kiffin and the Tennessee coaching staff didn't have to look far before they found a solution to that problem.
Knoxville's own Michael Fromke has been going to UT games since he was a younger, although he didn't play quarterback for Knoxville Christian Academy until his senior season, he still had a dream of playing football for the Big Orange.
Fromke decided to send the new coaching staff his highlight video in hopes of getting the opportunity of playing at Rocky Top, the coaching staff invited him as a preferred walk-on and everything else is history.
"It's a great opportunity, I'm getting to live out my dream," Fromke told InsideTennessee.com at last weeks media day. "It's definitely a different experience, it was a little overwhelming at first. We are spending 15 hours a day in football, the rest of the time we are sleeping."
Apparently Fromke is adjusting to football in the SEC.
"The speed of the game will definitely expose the flaws of your game," Fromke explained. "This is football at a whole different level."
Fromke has attended football games at Rocky Top as long as he can remember. Picturing himself running onto the field at Neyland Stadium and running through the T is something he has always dreamed about.
"What an outstanding opportunity," Fromke said. "To be around all these great players, to learn from some of the best players and from a great coaching staff, I'm truly living my dream."
Fromke is excited about this season like no other.
"This team is so unified," Fromke said. "This coaching staff is incredible in bring everyone together and on the same page. I'm excited about the future of this program and excited to be a part of it."
Fromke now finds himself as one of four quarterbacks on the roster, he realizes that anything can happen. Being out on the field as a Volunteer has already proved that.