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Vols continue seeking answers in passing game

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - With less than two weeks remaining until the season opener, the status of Tennessee's passing attack remains up in the air.

Tennessee coach Butch Jones says he hasn't narrowed down the four-way quarterback competition. He also continues his search for consistent performers in an inexperienced receiving corps.

Junior Justin Worley, the only candidate with any college playing experience, is competing with redshirt freshman Nathan Peterman and freshmen Joshua Dobbs and Riley Ferguson for the right to replace Tyler Bray at quarterback. Worley made three starts in place of an injured Bray in 2011.

Although Worley has taken the majority of the first-team reps in portions of practice open to the media, Jones continually has said no quarterback has separated himself.

Tennessee opens its season Aug. 31 against Austin Peay.