GVX Audio: Evan Woodbery talks Vols-Dores, bowl games

Tennessee head coach Butch Jones makes his way through fans during the Vol Walk before an NCAA college football game against Auburn on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

Tennessee head coach Butch Jones makes his way through fans during the Vol Walk before an NCAA college football game against Auburn on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

News Sentinel Tennessee football beatwriter Evan Woodbery dropped by Vince Ferrara and Jesse Smithey on the Sports Page Monday, discussing Vanderbilt, Tennessee's bowl outlook, and what making a bowl would mean for the Vols.

On reviewing the Vanderbilt-Kentucky game, Woodbery said, “Vanderbilt didn't look invincible by any means,” going on to discuss how the Commodores “did enough to win,” but weren't exactly flawless.

Smithey, the News Sentinel's PrepXtra Editor, asked Woodbery if there might be a quarterback controversy brewing for the 'Dores, given that Patton Robinette, a Maryville grad, won at Florida, while Austyn Carter-Samuels struggled somewhat upon his return.

Woodbery said that one of the keys to the game will be how Tennessee deals with Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt's top-flight receiver who is on the cusp of becoming the SEC's all-time leading pass catcher.

On the bowl outlook, and what it would mean to the team, Woodbery said that even though they would be 6-6, making a bowl would mean a lot to the Vols, both from a confidence standpoint and from a team-building standpoint.

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