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Butch Jones expects to lose a QB at Tennessee

The quarterback competition at Tennessee appears to be losing one contender for the job. Redshirt freshman Riley Ferguson, expected to be contending for the starting job under center this fall, is expected to be leaving the program according to Tennessee head coach Butch Jones.

“As of right now, based on our recent conversations, we do not anticipate that he will be a member of our football family moving forward,” Jones said according to The Knoxville News Sentinel Tuesday at the SEC meetings in Destin, Florida.

The reason for Ferguson’s departure is unknown, although Jones suggested the decision was made between summer academic sessions.

Losing Ferguson would leave Tennessee with three scholarship quarterbacks on the roster heading into 2014. Senior Justin Worley and sophomores Joshua Dobbs and Nathan Peterman would remain. Of the three, Worley would be the most experienced passer for the Vols after playing in eight games last season and leading Tennessee with 1,239 yards and 10 touchdowns. Dobbs would be the other likely challenger for the starting job after finishing second on the team in passing yards in 2013.

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4 Responses to “Butch Jones expects to lose a QB at Tennessee”
  1. sportsfix4u says: May 27, 2014 9:07 PM

    transfer to West Virginia

  2. mcjon22 says: May 27, 2014 9:27 PM

    Poor Tenneesee fans. This program has been stale for too long

  3. iwishwvuwouldbeatbama says: May 27, 2014 10:07 PM

    Can not be mad at this kid, it just was not the right fit.

  4. shaunodame says: May 28, 2014 2:27 AM

    It’s really odd looking back. Ferguson was the long time commit who everyone thought was the future QB long term for the Vols. Dobbs was the last minute signing day flip who came out not left field and now he looks like the future starter

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