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Tennessee head coach Derek Dooley isn’t having the best season and while many think that last weekend sealed his fate as Tennessee’s head coach, they may be wrong.
As Evan Woodbery of the Knoxville News-Sentinel states, if Tennessee were to fire Dooley and his assistants, they would have to pay “at least $5.6 million dollars, and perhaps as much as $9.3 million over the next 4 years”. Only one of Dooley’s 9 on-field assistants have multiyear contracts.
Coach Dooley would be owed $102,040 per month through 2016
Offensive Coordinator Jim Chaney would be owed $645,000 spread out till December 2013
For both Dooley and Chaney, their contracts are guaranteed, so no matter whether or not they find employment immediately doesn’t matter, they will be getting paid.
Add to the mix that Defensive Coordinator Sal Sunseri is owed $1.84 million through 2015 and the university’s new $45 million dollar athletic facility, Tennessee may want to rethink giving Dooley another year.
It may not be the most popular decision in Knoxville, but it may be the best one for the Vols at the end of the season, that is unless Gruden decides he wants to coach college ball.
BEST OF MAXIM
The seat under Derek Dooley is getting hotter and hotter with each loss that the Vols suffer. And though, Nick Saban thinks Dooley “is doing a fantastic job”, we’ll go out on a limb and say that folks in Knoxville don’t quite agree.
So that leads us to the decision that Tennessee will be forced to make at the end of the season. Do they keep Dooley and deal with the possible...
Tennessee is going to have to make a big decision very soon about whether to keep Derek Dooley on as the Vols head football coach, or fire him. The Vols' current 3-4 record would probably be enough for many fans to get rid of His Hairness. Of course, firing Dooley would come with a price, and one that could end up costing the school $9.3 million to replace Dooley and his staff...
Current Tennessee head coach Derek Dooley is definitely on the hot seat in Knoxville, as the Vols have lost 11 of their last 12 SEC games. Rumors...
University of Tennessee
Location: Knoxville, TN
Students: 27,523, (21,803 undergrad)
2012 record: 3-4 overall, 0-4 SEC
Overall Vs. USC: UT leads the series 22-6-2, USC has won the last 2
Head Coach: Derek Dooley, in his 3rd season with a record of 14-18
Read below to find out what will happen on Saturday.
It has been a long two weeks for...
HT: 6-3 WT: 205
YR: Jr Pos: WR
247sports No. 1 overall JUCO prospect going into 2012
2011 Jayhawk Conference Offensive Player of the Year
So far in 2012: 24 rec, 340 yds, 3tds / 13 rush, 208 yds, 2tds / 12kr, 34.8 avg, 1td
Very shifty and quick...
This week we’re pumping more than 5 games, 8 of them this week because we’re far enough along in the season to think these will be fun to watch and of course we will be watching them all!
Tennessee at 13 South Carolina
Line: South Carolina -14
A lot of people would say this may be Derek Dooley’s last game against South Carolina as the head coach...
Tennessee at No. 13 South Carolina
Where: Columbia, S.C., Williams-Brice Stadium
The blitz: The only good news at this point for the Volunteers is that this week's opponent, South Carolina, enters this weekend's game on a two-game losing streak. The bad news for Derek Dooley's program? South Carolina is an SEC team a far superior one at that and Dooley is...
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Too Late for (Tough) Love?
John Adams mocks Tennessee head football coach Derek Dooley's threats to bench the Vols' star quarterback Tyler Bray for poor performance on (and off) the field as being "too late." (The Knoxville News Sentinel)
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Where do we go from here?Tennessee and South Carolina are asking the same question this Saturday in Columbia.South Carolina's question is more about this season. The question facing the Volunteers is a little more complicated than that but it certainly applies to the current campaign as well.After the Gamecocks survived a scare at Vanderbilt to open the season they spent the...