Butch Jones Won’t Commit To Starting QB For Vols @ Missouri

Oct 26, 2013; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Tennessee Volunteers quarterback Joshua Dobbs (11) drops back to pass against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the first quarter at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Vol fans have been clamoring to see a true freshman play quarterback all season.

They got their wish on Saturday, albeit not in the fashion they probably desired.

Justin Worley exited Saturday’s blowout loss to Alabama with a thumb injury, paving the way for true freshman Josh Dobbs to enter the game.

Dobbs (who came into the game instead of Riley Ferguson, due to Ferguson not being 100%) is a former four-star recruit that flipped from Arizona State to Tennessee on national signing day this past February.

The Georgia native looked calm, poised and ready on Saturday, despite being in a hostile environment.

Even though though Dobbs looked the part of the Vols’ starting quarterback on Saturday, Butch Jones wouldn’t commit to a starter for next week’s game at Missouri.

Jones: We anticipate him (Worley) being back at practice this week, and we’ll evaluate him and play who gives us the best chance to win.

Jones seemed please with Dobb’s performance saying “He performed well, he put us in some good situations”.

According to CBS, Jones said he was hoping to redshirt both freshman quarterbacks, but the injury to Nathan Peterman left the Vols with only Ferguson and Dobbs as the backups.

Butch needs to make the decision to go with Josh Dobbs now. There’s no reason to burn a redshirt for one half of action.

The future needs to be now for the Vols.

Topics: Football, Tennessee Volunteers

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