Peterman, who is just a redshirt sophomore, was a forgotten QB when the Vols kicked off fall camp. Throughout his career, accuracy has been the biggest question mark with his game. Working on his mechanics has been a priority since he stepped on campus and it looks like his hard work is finally paying off. He’s been the most accurate passer on the team through nine camp practices and his footwork is drastically improved. He struggled to make the correct reads last year – a trait which caused too many sacks and incompletions. He has demonstrated significantly better recognition in those areas so far but needs to continue to develop along those lines to continue to push Worley for reps. For now, he has a fairly sizable lead for the No. 2 QB spot and is working for more.
Quotable: “He’s looking great. Nate is one of the hardest workers, but no one knows that. He stays after it. He’s always in the film room – always in there. He’s improving every day, honestly. It’s day and night from last year.” – Vol WR Josh Smith