Poll: Will one of UT's true freshman quarterbacks start a game this season?

Tennessee quarterback Nathan Peterman (12) during the first half against Florida Saturday, Sep. 21, 2013 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Fla.   (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL)

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Tennessee quarterback Nathan Peterman (12) during the first half against Florida Saturday, Sep. 21, 2013 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Fla. (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL)

Will one of UT's true freshman quarterbacks start a game this season?

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KNOXVILLE — Tennessee true freshmen quarterbacks Joshua Dobbs and Riley Ferguson are now co-No. 2 on the depth chart behind Justin Worley following Nathan Peterman's hand injury during a 31-17 loss at Florida on Saturday.

Peterman, a redshirt freshman, was making his first start in that game as coach Butch Jones sought to kick-start the Vols' offense.

With Worley back in command now, do you think that either Dobbs or Ferguson will wind up starting a game for UT before the year is out?

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Comments » 5

underthehill writes:

If Jones and his staff think a freshman qb gives them the best chance to win..I have no doubt they will go with one of the freshmen..my opinion..formed with very little information..is that Dobbs is the most talented..

snowpeapod#263184 writes:

Hey KNS, are you finally getting the message about your stupid polls? The article was posted over 5 hours and you only have one response. I am not going to waste my time voting on it. Iwould vote if I thought you had less than 5 votes.

Snapshot writes:

I think at this point Worley will probably start unless he is injured. Ferguson will probably get first shot over Dobbs. With Dobbs being left behind on the fla. trip tells me he is their first choice to redshirt. Everyone seems to think he is this great run/pass threat, but in high school he was predominately a pocket passer.

RockyTop1 writes:

Dobbs is probably our FUTURE, I feel they are saving him in order to maximize his time at UT. Considering his choice of study that is probably best for him and UT!! GO VOLS!!

johnlg00 writes:

in response to RockyTop1:

Dobbs is probably our FUTURE, I feel they are saving him in order to maximize his time at UT. Considering his choice of study that is probably best for him and UT!! GO VOLS!!

That strikes me as a pretty good read on the situation in several ways. If, as many people seem to think, Dobbs has the most upside potential of the current QBs, it is best for him to get his demanding academic program firmly grounded before taking on major responsibility on the field. He will then have one year as a possible understudy at QB and at least a couple of years after that to benefit from what we all hope will be a deeper, more-talented squad around him. I don't think any freshman QB we have will be able to make much difference in this year's record, though it is possible we will see if that is so.

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