KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs has a reputation as a quick learner on the field and in the classroom.
Now the freshman is eager to show just how much of an education he received last week in his first career start. Dobbs showed flashes of potential, but also committed three turnovers in a 31-3 loss to No. 9 Missouri.
Dobbs' next opportunity comes Saturday when Tennessee (4-5, 1-4 Southeastern Conference) hosts No. 7 Auburn (8-1, 4-1).
Dobbs said Tuesday that "every time I step on the field, I've just got to make sure I'm being smart and protecting the football. Coach always says the football holds our dreams, goals and aspirations."
Tennessee coach Butch Jones hadn't made freshmen available to the media all year before allowing Dobbs to speak after Tuesday's practice.
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