Tennessee already working on finding a replacement for QB Joshua Dobbs
Though the Tennessee Volunteers have their hands full preparing for the Dec. 30 Music City Bowl against Nebraska, they know they can’t waste these extra practices the bowl game provides.
Therefore, they’re also working to find a replacement for senior QB Joshua Dobbs, who will head to the NFL after graduation.
The race is expected to be a three-way battle between sophomore Quinten Dormady, redshirt freshman Sheriron Jones and freshman Jarrett Guarantano.
According to the Times Free Press, the three competing quarterbacks are receiving some extra help from Dobbs:
“I’ve tried to instill in them to prepare as if they were the starter and they were in my shoes (before) each and every game,” he said Monday. “I know my first two years, there was a lot of — whether it was injuries or different things — different quarterbacks started throughout the season. I’ve been thankful not to have that.
“My thing to them has been to prepare as if they’re the starter. They’ve kept that intensity level, trying to compete on each and every rep, trying to get better every time they step on the field, and it’s been definitely good to see that. I know it’ll definitely be an intense competition this spring, because they’re all performing and preparing at an intense level.”
Dormady has the most experience of the three, attempting 39 passes over 10 games. Jones attempted two passes against Tennessee Tech this year and Guarantano redshirted.
Dobbs and the Vols will square off against Nebraska at 3:30 p.m. Eastern time. The Music City Bowl can be seen on ESPN.