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Whether it be Justin Worley or someone else, the Vols need to know who their QB is soon.
The most important position on the field for any football team is the quarterback.
Not only is he the player who is charged with distributing the ball to those who can make things happen, but he is also commonly looked to as the team leader. To have that position solidified coming out of the spring would benefit all involved.
With a new coaching staff and all other issues surrounding the program, this team does not need to enter fall practice not knowing who their quarterback will be. And most importantly, the quarterbacks themselves do not need to enter the season not knowing which of them will take the snaps when the Tennessee Vols play their first game against Austin Peay on August 31.
By most accounts, the competition looks to be between junior Justin Worley and redshirt freshman Nathan Peterman. Coach Butch Jones and his staff recruited Peterman while in Cincinnati, and some believe that may provide the younger of the two with an advantage going into spring workouts.
Either way, it's in the program's best interest for the issue to be settled sooner rather than later.
Many Tennessee fans can remember back to the disastrous 2005 season in which the Vols struggles were at least partly due to the inability to choose between Rick Clausen and Erik Ainge as the starting QB. A repeat of that debacle must be avoided.
The best solution, of course, would be for one of these two potential signal callers to step up and have a very productive spring because any hint of a QB controversy must be eliminated.
Few things can be more devastating to a football team.