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Tennessee Names Justin Worley Starting QB After Injury to Nathan Peterman


At this point, head coach Butch Jones would take volunteers for his starting quarterback position.

Unfortunately, he will have to settle for Volunteers as the Tennessee quarterback carousel continues to spin with Jones' announcement that Nathan Peterman will be out at least a month after he underwent hand surgery.

Peterman's reign at the top of the depth chart was short-lived after he had been promoted to replace the struggling Justin Worley. Peterman injured his hand in his first career start against Florida, a 31-17 game in which he completed four of 11 passes for five yards and two interceptions. Worley came in for Peterman following the injury and didn't fare much better, completing 10 of 23 passes for 149 yards. If the junior Worley struggles, Jones could hand the baton to either one of his two true freshman, Joshua Dobbs or Riley Ferguson. The two will share the backup position will Peterman remains sidelined.

Tennessee should have things easier this week welcoming in South Alabama, but it's quite clear that the uncertainty at quarterback position is far from over in Knoxville.