Vols' QB battle likely to continue this summer

Vols' QB battle likely to continue this summer

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By STEVE MEGARGEE
AP Sports Writer

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee coach Butch Jones is still waiting for someone to separate themselves from the rest in the Volunteers' four-man quarterback competition as spring practice draws to a close.

Jones wants to see one of his quarterbacks emerge as the type of "alpha male" who can lead an offense. Senior Justin Worley, redshirt freshman Riley Ferguson and sophomores Joshua Dobbs and Nathan Peterman will try to show that trait Saturday in the Orange & White Game.

The quarterback competition likely will continue into training camp as the Vols prepare for their Aug. 31 season opener with Utah State.

Rather than dividing Tennessee's roster into two separate teams, the Orange & White Game pits the offense against the defense. Each unit gets points for various achievements over the course of the game.

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