Former Tennessee QB Josh Dobbs watched as the Vols struggled their way to an 0-8 SEC record last year, firing head coach Butch Jones late in the season.

Now, though, the second-year Pittsburgh Steeler sees signs of life in his old team, and he can’t wait to watch them this fall.

While hosting a youth football camp this weekend, Dobbs said he was excited to meet coach Jeremy Pruitt during the spring game and said he thinks the product will be much-improved this fall (via WATE.com):

“It was my first chance to meet Coach Pruitt, and I was excited to be around him and meet him at the spring game,” Dobbs said. “I liked how he was pushing the kids and giving everyone a fair shot to try to figure out who are going to be his play-makers this upcoming season. I know they’re working hard. I’m excited to see the product on the field in the fall.”

The Vols struggled to replace Dobbs last year, leading to some of their offensive struggles.

However, in an entirely new system this fall, things could be much different. Dobbs, for one, will be watching when the season kicks off in September.