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After allowing the Missouri Tigers to come back to get only their second SEC win, Derek Dooley was handed his walking papers by the University of Tennessee. With a 0-6 record in the SEC, it’s not a surprising firing considering widespread reports last night and this morning of the termination. The decision is not a cheap one as Tennessee will owe Derek Dooley $5 million over four years.
A traditional power in the SEC, the fall of Tennessee has been a curious one to outsiders and a painful one for the Rocky Top faithful. AD Dave Hart has cleared the decks for his first head coaching hire and one that the Volunteer nation hopes is more successful than Derek Dooley.
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Paul Finebaum’s Twitter feed is reporting that Volquest has reported that Derek Dooley has been fired as the Tennessee Volunteer’s Head Coach of the football team. Dooley and the Vols are coming off a loss to the Missouri Tigers and have not won an SEC Conference game all season. Volunteer fans have been growing restless.
Volquest reporting Dooley out at UT.
— Paul Finebaum...
The Tennessee Volunteers haven’t been back to the Rocky mountain top in a long time, in fact, they haven’t been much above the base for the better part of a decade. Derek Dooley was hired in 2010, inheriting a program … Continue reading →
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.
Tennessee (4-7, 0-7 SEC) must win its season...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee coach Derek Dooley said if a decision has been made about his future with the Volunteers, it's news to him.
Dooley said at his Monday news conference that he hasn't been told whether the Volunteers plan to remove him at the end of the season, contrary to reports suggesting such a move was inevitable.
Dooley said he had spoken with athletic...
The situation doesn't look good for University of Tennessee football coach Derek Dooley. While there is no "official" word on Dooley's future, there is an awful lot of chatter about his fate. At this time there isn't much substance to any details surrounding Dooley's job. However, multiple sources are pretty confident that this will be Dooley's last...
It took a four overtime loss to Missouri to seal his fate but late last night Wes Rucker, senior writer at govols247.com, tweeted that it's “Not a question of 'if,' but 'when' on Dooley. Don't think they'll announce anything until after a Vandy loss or after UK game, win or lose.”
That's right, Derek Dooley and his patented orange pants will...
Covering Dixie Like Mildew.
Derek Dooley has still not been fired.
Tennessee head football coach Derek Dooley says that his boss, Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart, hasn't made a decision on His Hairness' continued employment in Knoxville yet. (The Knoxville News Sentinel)
Give Me Just a Little More Time.
Auburn HC Gene Chizik still "believes he can turn...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Andrew Baggett kicked a 35-yard field goal in the fourth overtime period Saturday as Missouri rallied from a two-touchdown halftime deficit to beat Tennessee 51-48 at Neyland Stadium. Missouri forced overtime when James Franklin threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Dorial Green-Beckham on a fourth-and-12 play with 47 seconds remaining. Each team scored touchdowns...
Tennessee linebacker Curt Maggitt will miss the remainder of the season after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament Saturday in a 51-48 overtime loss to Missouri.
Volunteers coach Derek Dooley announced Maggitt's condition at his Monday news conference.
Maggitt recorded 30 overall tackles and made nine starts this season. He is tied for the team lead with five tackles for...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Andrew Baggett kicked a 35-yard field goal in the fourth overtime period Saturday as Missouri rallied from a two-touchdown halftime deficit to beat Tennessee 51-48 at Neyland Stadium.
Missouri forced overtime when James Franklin threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Dorial Green-Beckham on a fourth-and-12 play with 47 seconds remaining.
Each team scored touchdowns...
No change in our rankings this week, but the Aggies are a big reason the SEC is still cemented in the #1 spot.
The Good: SIX teams in the Top Ten of the BCS standings.
The Bad: None of those teams are ranked #1 or #2
*Runner-up for The Bad: According to ESPN Stats & Info, Tennessee is the first SEC team to ever allow 38 or more points in six straight games, annnnnnnd...
Welcome to the Fallout.
Shock and Awe.
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