Butch Jones close to naming starting QB for UT Vols

Butch Jones close to naming starting QB for UT Vols (Image 1)
Butch Jones close to naming starting QB for UT Vols (Image 1)

The competition at quarterback for the Tennessee Volunteers may be coming to an end.

Senior Justin Worley and sophomores Nathan Peterman and Joshua Dobbs have been battling it out throughout spring and fall practice. That battle could be over soon.

“If things go the way they’ve been going, we’ll name a starting quarterback at some point this week,” says head coach Butch Jones. “But again I’m not gonna set any time frames. If it happens it happens. There are no deadlines.”

Worley has been considered the favorite to win the starting gig. He played in eight games for the Volunteers last season and finished with 1239 yards and 10 touchdowns. Dobbs played in five games and threw for 695 yards with two touchdowns. Peterman appeared in four games, threw for 45 yards with no touchdowns.

The Volunteers open their season Sunday, August 31 against Utah State.

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