Pair of freshmen join Tennessee's QB competition

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The black stripes on the helmets of Joshua Dobbs and Riley Ferguson signify the long odds facing the two true freshmen in Tennessee's quarterback competition.

As Tennessee opened its first training camp in Butch Jones' coaching tenure Friday, each newcomer had a black stripe across the top of his helmet. That included Dobbs and Ferguson, who are competing with junior Justin Worley and redshirt freshman Nathan Peterman to replace the departed Tyler Bray as Tennessee's starting quarterback.

Worley and Peterman currently are together atop Tennessee's depth chart and have the edge in the battle to start the Aug. 31 season opener against Austin Peay. Jones said Friday that Dobbs and Ferguson "looked like freshmen" Friday but that all four quarterbacks need to improve their accuracy.


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