NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – University of Tennessee head football coach Butch Jones was in Nashville Tuesday speaking at the Annual Chamber of Commerce and Industry Meeting.
After signing autographs and taking pictures, Jones spoke to News 2 about the quarterback situation and preseason expectations.
Last season, Jones called the quarterback situation “an open competition.”
This year, he already has his man.
“Josh Dobbs is our starting quarterback make no mistake about it,” he said. “But again, it’s little different nuances in spring in that we are going to have a new number two and a new number three and that’s going to be a true freshman I can promise you that.”
Former Blackman star Jauan Jennings, Quinten Dormandy and Sheriron Jones are all expected to compete for the back-up quarterback roles.
The quarterback situation isn’t the only aspect on Tennessee football that has changed since one year ago.
Before the start of the 2014 season, the Volunteers were hoping to get back to a bowl game for the first time in four years. Now, one year later, the Vols are already in the conversation to win the SEC East Title.
“You always want expectations to be high, that’s why you come to the University of Tennessee,” Jones told News 2. “But as a caretaker of Tennessee football, I have to step back. You can’t allow human complacency to set in and we have way to much work for that to happen. We still have a long way to go to be to where we want.”