Vols' QB battle likely to continue into summer

Vols' QB battle likely to continue into summer


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The end of spring practice next weekend probably won't end Tennessee's quarterback competition.
Tennessee coach Butch Jones said Saturday after the Volunteers' third spring scrimmage that he would like his quarterback candidates to keep battling for the starting job this summer. Junior Justin Worley and redshirt freshman Nathan Peterman are attempting to replace Tyler Bray, who bypassed his senior season to enter the NFL Draft.
Jones also said freshman Josh Dobbs and Riley Ferguson "absolutely" would have a chance to compete for the starting job when they enroll this summer. Jones said he didn't know whether he would name a front-runner for the job after spring practice, which concludes April 20 with the Orange & White Game.
Running back Marlin Lane missed a second straight practice Saturday for disciplinary reasons.

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