UT Vols' Josh Dobbs 'stepped up' in season-ending performance

Kentucky cornerback Cody Quinn (16) is unable to stop Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs (11) from scoring a touchdown during the first half at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, KY, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013.  (AMY SMOTHERMAN BURGESS/NEWS SENTINEL)

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Kentucky cornerback Cody Quinn (16) is unable to stop Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs (11) from scoring a touchdown during the first half at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, KY, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. (AMY SMOTHERMAN BURGESS/NEWS SENTINEL)

KNOXVILLE — Josh Dobbs now has a reference point to use during his offseason work.

The freshman played the best game of his four-game stint as Tennessee's starting quarterback, throwing for 199 yards and two touchdowns and adding a 40-yard touchdown in the Volunteers' season-ending win at Kentucky.

Dobbs particularly found a rhythm on a scoring drive in the third quarter, when he was sharp and accurate on throws to Johnathon Johnson and Devrin Young as Tennessee extended its lead to 27-7.

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TommyJack writes:

QB race should be interesting.

OrangeVol4Life writes:

Josh did have a nice game at KY but not convinced that he is our future QB. He is very smart and maybe with more time to digest the system - he will become the QB we need. Arm strength is suspect and that might be something hindering his potential.

no1djkb#278630 writes:

in response to OrangeVol4Life:

Josh did have a nice game at KY but not convinced that he is our future QB. He is very smart and maybe with more time to digest the system - he will become the QB we need. Arm strength is suspect and that might be something hindering his potential.

I agree

underthehill writes:

Dobbs is a young highly talented qb and Jones was doing a wise thing to plan to redshirt him..Dobbs could have used it to mature some but had no choice..I have seen no qb on the present squad even close to the talent of Dobbs.. hard to know just how good he can be since the receivers were so bad..

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