The SEC currently has three quarterback battles waging during fall camp, and there’s not a bigger hole to fill than that of the one in Tennessee. Junior QB Justin Worley and redshirt freshman Nathan Peterman had been battling to replace the departed Tyler Bray, who’s started nearly every game for the Vols over the past three seasons.
Today, Vols Head Coach Butch Jones named Worley the starting QB. Worley has minimal starting experience as he started three games in place of an injured Tyler Bray in 2011, and Peterman has no game experience.
For first-year Head Coach Butch Jones, this decision could ultimately define his career at UT. Already he’s secured a top-5 recruiting class in 2014, a class that could very well finish #1 come National Signing Day. But football games are won on the field, and he believes Worley gives him the best chance to do that this upcoming season. The vols open the 2013 season against Austin Peay on August 31, which will be a good game to break Worley in before facing the rigors of the SEC.