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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 soon be seen in the unemployment line. The son of legendary Georgia head coach Vince Dooley has been in over his head in Knoxville – that was evident in his first year. Since then, things haven't improved with this being Dooley's magnum opus – a 4-6 overall record and 0-6 in the SEC.
The Vols have two games remaining – at Vanderbilt and home vs Kentucky – and only one of those should be a guaranteed win. The only team that looks worse than Tennessee on the field this year is Kentucky but that's excusable because, well, it's Kentucky and their notoriously wretched at football.
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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...
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 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 →
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...
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...
There is a report on VolQuest.com that according to its sources Tennessee is ready to fire embattled head football coach Derek Dooley. There's no conformation from other sources as of yet, but after yesterday's four-overtime loss to Missouri it wasn't hard to see that a parting of the ways was in the cards.
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...
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...
Covering Dixie Like Mildew.
This just in...
Tennessee head football coach Derek Dooley still hasn't been fired yet. (The Knoxville News Sentinel)
Baseball metaphor for college football of the day.
Derek Dooley's replacement at Tennessee has to be a home run. Because Joel Hollingsworth said so. (Rocky Top Talk)
Johnny Manziel is quiet. Too quiet.
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.
Ivan Maisel discusses whether or not Texas A&M's 29-24 knockout of no. 1-ranked Alabama will result in the SEC being knocked out of the BCS title game for the first time since 2005. (ESPN)
Johnny Manziel, poet and a prohpet?
David Harris rechristens Johnny Manziel "The Prophet" after the Texas A&M starting...
Tough calls to be made with many schools going all out.
1. North Carolina D
When you see a score of 68-50 between Georgia Tech and North Carolina, you figure it's a hoops score. But no, that was an actual football game. The Yellow Jackets scored on eight out their nine last possessions as the UNC defense apparently hid in a smoldering dumpster rather than tackle anyone...