Justin Worley says it 'hurts' to be demoted

QB situation needs consoling

Tennessee quarterback Justin Worley (14) and defensive lineman Marlon Walls (58) leave the field following their 31-17 loss to Florida Saturday, Sep. 21, 2013 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, FL.   (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL)

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Tennessee quarterback Justin Worley (14) and defensive lineman Marlon Walls (58) leave the field following their 31-17 loss to Florida Saturday, Sep. 21, 2013 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, FL. (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL)

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Head slumped and brooding down the Tennessee sideline, Justin Worley received a pat on the back. The hand was that of Nathan Peterman.

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Comments » 15

TommyJack writes:

Bluntly and sadly, there's a lack of talent at the QB position.

brewron#1424931 writes:

I think the offensive linemen are not performing very well. With their experience they should be opening big holes for the running back.

Farragut_Resident writes:

Don't take it personally kid. This is big business and it's all about the Benjamins here. We're not running an institution of "higher" education, we're running a business.

Farragut_Resident writes:

in response to TommyJack:

Bluntly and sadly, there's a lack of talent at the QB position.

Bluntly and sadly, there's, more correctly and fairly stated, a lack of talent in the positions of those who decide how to recruit, who to recruit, who gets put in what position, and how they get trained.

Vol-in-GA writes:

It's amazing to me how many former or active college coaches post here. You must have that kind of experience to think you know better then what the coaching staff, who are there everyday see and know. Jones and his staff saw something or lack of something and made a professional coaching decision. It didn't work, if it had, they'd be geniuses. Worley is a kid, as all of them are, so I'd expect him to feel " hurt". Where Worley can show growth, is to not give the coaches a reason to feel from what they are seeing that someone else is better, you know competition.

jrichas#214845 writes:

Look, the blunt fact is that we don't have a top level SEC talent at QB. Coach Mears had a great saying about guys like Worley and Peterman. "Just good enough to get you beat." There were several times when the QB should have kept the ball on the read option including several 3rd downs. This "offense" won't work without a QB who's a true running threat. The RB's are mediocre and the WR's are worse. The OL is not playing up to their hyped ability. Best hope is they handle the cupcakes and sneak a win vs KY, AUB, MO and/or VAN. 5-7 at best.

gc_scvol writes:

in response to Farragut_Resident:

Bluntly and sadly, there's, more correctly and fairly stated, a lack of talent in the positions of those who decide how to recruit, who to recruit, who gets put in what position, and how they get trained.

You Tell 'em Coach. Oh wait you're not a coach just a bitter has been.(or never was)

psychovol2 writes:

Wow these posts are getting nasty around here and that's without trolls. I can't help but wonder why Dobbs wasn't on the travel team. I thought he'd at least have a package considering we're getting schooled by QB's that can run.

maciste54 writes:

Anthony Howard- you , sir , are a total butt wad. Why do you even bother to post here? Just to get negative attention? OK here's some. Those that stir in dung usually wind up smelling just like it. You stink.

maciste54 writes:

Back to business: The Vols are exactly where they were expected to be 2-2. Don't blow a gasket. They will have to win the ones they are supposed to and pull an upset [or two] to make a bowl this year. GBO!

Vol-in-GA writes:

in response to maciste54:

Back to business: The Vols are exactly where they were expected to be 2-2. Don't blow a gasket. They will have to win the ones they are supposed to and pull an upset [or two] to make a bowl this year. GBO!

Amen, brother!

TommyJack writes:

in response to Farragut_Resident:

Bluntly and sadly, there's, more correctly and fairly stated, a lack of talent in the positions of those who decide how to recruit, who to recruit, who gets put in what position, and how they get trained.

Hey Tony...tell that to Darrell Dooley, Esq.

FWBVol writes:

Yes, there's a glaring difference in our quarterback situation than those of other schools. I would say this is probably the weakest we've been under center since the early 1980s.

Florida's starter went down and they were able to go to a fourth-year junior to fill the gap. We have a third-year junior starter, a redshirt freshman and two true freshmen at quarterback. We have some kids with potential, and I think Worley and Peterson both might be able to do the job in time. Dobbs and Ferguson are still unknowns to fans as they have yet to play.

We have to be patient as fans. This mess isn't the doing of Butch Jones. It has been at least five to eight years in the making. A few good recruiting classes and some good coaching and we will be back in two or three years.

southernbelle79 writes:

Coach should stop making Worley available to the press. That young man doesn't know how to talk to the press. Last week he though he played pretty well, and this week he thought they had a great week of preparation. Basically, he is saying this is as good as we get, and we are happy about it. Don't they have a tutor who can help him out with his cliches following a loss?

johnlg00 writes:

in response to Farragut_Resident:

Bluntly and sadly, there's, more correctly and fairly stated, a lack of talent in the positions of those who decide how to recruit, who to recruit, who gets put in what position, and how they get trained.

Pretty hard to blame CBJ and company for failing to recruit, since they landed a pretty good first class on the fly and very few freshmen anywhere are or should be in a position to lead their teams. If you are blaming that on previous administrations, it would make a little more sense, but this sounds like a lame attempt to blame Jones for the mess he inherited.

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