Vols QB Joshua Dobbs talks leadership, aerospace in first interview session

QB talks leadership in 1st media session

Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs (11) is chased down the sideline by Missouri safety Matt White (17) during the first half at Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium in Columbia, Mo. on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (ADAM LAU/NEWS SENTINEL)

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Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs (11) is chased down the sideline by Missouri safety Matt White (17) during the first half at Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium in Columbia, Mo. on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (ADAM LAU/NEWS SENTINEL)

Joshua Dobbs has faced an SEC pass rush — twice — but until his unexpected appearance Tuesday night, the 18-year-old true freshman quarterback had never faced a horde of SEC media.

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Comments » 8

psychovol2 writes:

Stay within yourself young man because you can't take the team on your back. It's seductive to try when the team's self destructing, but, nonetheless, it won't come out well.

bill#253207 writes:

If you ever have time come to Pensacola and visit the Naval Air Museum. Over 100 years of aviation history, and by the way - Beat Auburn

burpee_von_rotweiler_IV writes:

Somehow I don't foresee this fine young man becoming a drug addict or vandalizing cars. Forget about Worley and cultivate Mr. Dobbs. It will be painful at first but the rewards that WILL come in a couple of years will be worth it. Saw him on TV last night and it was all about the team and "opportunities.". No mention of "me" or crying over spilt milk.

Orange_Power_T writes:

Everyone should keep in mind that this time last year he was playing high school ball. Add to that he was not an early enrolled student disadvantages him some. I think he will be good, with an opportunity to be great but he has a learning curve that must be painfully journeyed. I'm afraid early expectations may sway public opinion and should remember that he is a true freshman with aspirations of being an aerospace engineer and not going to the NFL.

mcrocket writes:

I think back to a QB I once watched...he threw 6 INT's in his first game, but the team prevailed. He happened to be from Knoxville (Webb school), with a "Opie Taylor" look.....that QB? Chad Pennington. He turned out OK I think. Keep up the good work Mr. Dobbs.

gc_scvol writes:

Not one bit worried about this young man. I think his maturity and mindset puts him in a unique position where the early enrollment isn't a factor. He's going to be a really good one and we are lucky to have him. IMHO

underthehill writes:

Dobbs play will help solidify the current recruiting class..his talent is so obvious ..the lack of talent at receiver is just as obvious..knowing they will have the opportunity to step in and play early with a qb like Dobbs will be a draw for outstanding receivers..my one concern for Dobbs is ..he has to learn to slide and/or go out of bounds to avoid unnecessary contact..this is on the coaching staff and I think they will get it done..I also think the Vols will step up and give a far better effort this week...

johnlg00 writes:

It is clear that Dobbs is mature beyond his years. More than most, he seems capable not only of knowing the plays but also of understanding the philosophy behind the offense, so that when he has to improvise, he won't be doing things that his teammates won't expect him to do. Just wish he had a little more help, from the O-line in particular, but also with the right play calls by the coaches and the RBs and receivers have to pick it up a bit also. The defense could help by not letting the team get so far behind that Josh has to try to win the game by himself. Football is the ultimate team game in that sense.

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