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The Sports Lion:
Derek Dooley, the Tennessee head football coach, has been let go, effective today. Dooley will not coach the Vols’ final game of the season on Saturday, which is against the lowly Kentucky football squad.
Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart said that Dooley improved the Tennessee football program over the past three years, but the improvement just wasn’t sufficient enough. Over those past three years, Tennessee went 15-21 overall, while also going 4-19 in the SEC and 0-15 against teams in the Top 25.
Here’s what Hart had to say about the firing:
“We very much appreciate the effort and energy that Derek Dooley and his staff have poured into our football program at the University of Tennessee. Derek and I met early this morning, and I informed him that I believed a change in leadership, despite the positive contributions he has made to the overall health of the program, was in the best long-term interests of Tennessee football. We will immediately begin the search for the best poss...
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee has fired football coach Derek Dooley after he posted losing seasons in each of his three years.
The 44-year-old Dooley posted a 15-21 record that sorely lacked quality wins over conference foes. Dooley was 4-19 in Southeastern Conference games and 0-15 against Top 25 teams. Tennessee is 1-14 in the SEC over the last two years.
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The Derek Dooley era at Tennessee is over. The school fired Dooley from his job as Volunteers head football coach on Sunday, one day after losing to Vanderbilt. The school plans a press conference at 2:00 pm ET about the move.
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Tennessee head coach Derek Dooley has been fired, effective immediately. Derek Dooley
The school announced this morning that they have fired Dooley after 2 1/2 seasons. He had the school’s longest run of consecutive losing seasons in over a century.
He will receive a $5 million dollar buyout from...
Tennessee has fired football coach Derek Dooley after he posted
losing seasons in each of his three years.
In a move that surprised few around college football, Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart announced Sunday that Derek Dooley has been fired as the Vols head football coach. Dooley will not coach Tennessee’s final game of the season Saturday against Kentucky.
Hart and the Tennessee athletic department sent out a release Sunday morning which said the following:
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There could be a bidding war for the services of “that guy,” Jon Gruden.
The Monday Night Football color man is the top pick for the head coaching vacancy at Tennessee according to Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports. Tennessee fired their head coach, Derek Dooley, on Sunday. Arkansas is also interested in the former Raiders and Buccaneers coach. Current Razorbacks’ head coach, John...
If you had Duke head football David Cutcliffe in your pool for who Tennessee will pick to replace Derek Dooley you can forget about it. Cutcliffe has announced he's staying at Duke for at least another year.
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The SEC Championship game is the title game play-in at this point [AJC]
Vandy drops anchor (see what I did there) on Tennessee [Anchor of Gold]
That’ll be all for Derek Dooley [UTSports]
A proper ode to the end of Dooley [EDSBS]