Former Tennessee coach Derek Dooley, who has an impressive 32-41 career record as a college coach, will be back on the sidelines in 2013.
Instead of nepotism, Dooley is calling on his old friend Jason Garrett with the Dallas Cowboys. Dooley will take over for Jimmy Robinson as wide receivers coach. It’s not Dooley’s first stint in the NFL as he coached with Garrett on Nick Saban’s staff with the Miami Dolphins.
Apparently Dooley didn’t have many options as he’s joining a staff whose tenure with the Cowboys is about as tenuous as Dooley’s entire career was in Knoxville. Dooley should feel right at home, though, as he got pretty used to being on the hot seat during his three seasons with Tennessee.
While Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has never been afraid to spend his money to make a splash or attract top talent, he probably didn’t have to offer Dooley much in terms of financial incentives.
Dooley is costing Tennessee $5 million over the next four years and he’s part of a bigger ...