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Much expected from Tennessee QB Joshua Dobbs

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UT offensive coordinator Mike DeBord, right, watches as Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs throws passes during Tennessee’s opening spring football practice at Haslam Field. Photo by Adam Lau/News Sentinel UT offensive coordinator Mike DeBord, right, watches as Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs throws passes during Tennessee’s opening spring football practice at Haslam Field. Photo by Adam Lau/News Sentinel

KNOXVILLE, TN (AP) - Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs understands how much the Volunteers are relying on him.

Dobbs must build on the momentum he established late last season and emerge as one of the Southeastern Conference's top quarterbacks for the Vols to compete for an Eastern Division title.

Tennessee coach Butch Jones says he wants "a CEO quarterback" who takes ownership of the team.

As Tennessee opened spring practice Tuesday, Dobbs said that, "everything I preach, I have to obviously do it on and off the field, and I hold them accountable to that as well."

Tennessee also needs Dobbs to play well.

At least for now, the Vols don't have much of a backup plan, since Dobbs is the only scholarship quarterback returning from last year's team.

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