Tennessee's assistant coaches made it abundantly clear; Joshua Dobbs' presence in the offense made a difference for the Volunteer's offense.
Following two consecutive SEC contests in which they failed to score a touchdown, Dobbs led the UT offense to scores on three consecutive drives, resulting in 17 unanswered points to trim Alabama's lead to 27-17.
Dobbs' insertion into the signal caller role, however, had an effect on more than just the scoreboard.
"He helps us a lot," wide receivers coach Zach Azzanni said. "He is able to get us out of some trouble when we need it ...