Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 10/21/12
Seven games into the third year of head coach Derek Dooley's tenure and his team seems to be running in place. They feast on the non-conference schedule and choke up when playing big boy football.The Volunteers lack of progress where it counts—on the win-loss record—has fans screaming for change on Rocky Top. Unfortunately, for Coach Dooley, that scream is about to turn into empty seats at the remaining UT home games.Whether or not Dooley has been given a fair shot at getting the mess he inherited completely turned around is a highly debatable point.The overall talent was extremely depleted when the new coach took the reins. In addition, he had to rush and hire a staff in record time or miss out on the recruiting season.After year two, the coaching staff had to pretty much be rebuilt. Partly due to poor hires he made on the fly. And, partly due to some coaches deciding UT wasn't going to be a good spring board for their future. All these challenges and others, have been overcome as ...
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