Butch Jones: 'We are getting closer to naming a starting quarterback'
Butch Jones could name a starting quarterback at some point this week.
“We are getting closer to naming a starting quarterback,” Jones said during Monday’s press conference. “I’m going to go back and forth and watch the film this morning, a little bit tonight. But I expect if things go the way they’ve been going, we’ll name a starting quarterback at some point this week. But again, I’m not setting any timeframes. If it happens, it happens. There are no deadlines.”
Justin Worley, Josh Dobbs and Nathan Peterman are all competing for the starting job in fall camp. Worley, the senior, is largely figured as the safe bet for Jones’ offense, while Dobbs may have the most upside of any of the three players. While fans shiver at the thought of Peterman winning the job based on his Florida start last season, Peterman has brought his A-game this fall. He’s playing well to start fall camp.
Worley has been running with the first team offense since camp started, and at this point, it would be an upset if Worley doesn’t win the job. Whether he’s named the starter or not, Dobbs should garner playing time because of his running ability.
Whichever quarterback is named the starter, he’ll arguably have the top receiving corps in the SEC, headlined by Marquez North.