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Tennessee QB Justin Worley
Tennessee's four-man quarterback battle was reduced to three after spring practice, when news surfaced that redshirt freshman Riley Ferguson is expected to transfer, according to Evan Woodbery of GoVolsXtra.com.
That leaves senior Justin Worley, redshirt sophomore Nathan Peterman and true sophomore Joshua Dobbs battling for the job in fall camp.
Worley will win that battle.
The 6'4", 224-pounder sat out the final month of the 2013 season with a thumb injury, but he had his two best games of the season prior to getting injured versus Alabama, completing 55.3 percent of his passes for 394 yards, two touchdowns and zero picks against Georgia and South Carolina.
Are those eye-popping stats? No. Not by any means. But Dobbs threw six picks over the final four games of last season, and the last thing Tennessee needs is a quarterback who makes mistakes.
Worley struggled with accuracy downfield last season, but wide receivers Marquez North, Josh Malone and Von Pearson can help him out and another year in the system will help his confidence.