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.
The Dooley hire in 2010 was somewhat of a head-scratcher...