DEREK DOOLEY NEWS

Tennessee smart car, Bama fans LOOK OUT!

You’ve seen the Bama houndstooth smart car, well here’s a Tennessee Volunteer edition. Pretty sure if you look closely you can see Bruce Pearl and Derek Dooley riding in it. [via @jjhonky] Related Posts Smart cars come in houndstooth in Alabama 9 million reasons Tennessee won’t get rid of Derek Dooley Video: Kentucky and Tennessee Got a Little Heated
Via College Football Section
January 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Tyler Bray and his self titled back tattoo headed to the NFL

The Tennessee Volunteer quarterback Tyler Bray will be taking his services to the NFL by entering the NFL Draft. Bray is considered one of the top QB prospects for 2013. The Tennessee quarterback will forego his senior season and his possible degree in sociology. Of course, we can’t have a post about Tyler Bray without mentioning how he threw beer bottles at a neighbor’s car...
Via Throw The Flag
December 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Charlie Strong staying at Louisville, now what for Tennessee?

Two coaches believed to be in the running to become the next head coach for the Tennessee Volunteers announced they would remain in their current jobs, with one of them receiving a hefty raise. First, Mike Gundy opted to continue the program with the Oklahoma St Cowboys, and then Louisville Cardinals head coach, Charlie Strong, [...]
Via The Victory Formation
December 06, 2012  |  Discuss

College Football: Derek Dooley Was ‘Arrogant’ According to Tennessee Coaches

Derek Dooley is out. That chapter is officially closed. However, whomever the Vols tab to be their next head coach, he will certainly have some work to do with the local high school coaches since, apparently, Dooley was the pits when it came to building rapport. “If Derek Dooley had stayed as their coach, I would’ve had a hard time advising any player to go there,” current...
Via The Lady Sportswriter
November 26, 2012  |  Discuss

SEC notes: A.J. McCarron, Derek Dooley firing fallout, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew There's a possibility, but no chance.  Pat Dooley looks at Florida's chances at playing for the BCS title. And stop giggling. (The Gainesville Sun) Dig Your Own Hole. The Tennessee athletic department is suspending $6 million in financial contributions to the school's academic scholarships and programs in order to deal with budget...
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November 21, 2012  |  Discuss

College Football: Tennessee fires Derek Dooley after three consecutive losing seasons

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Athletic Director Dave Hart has no doubt that Derek Dooley improved the Volunteers’ football program after inheriting a tough situation three years ago. But that improvement didn’t show up in Tennessee’s record, so Dooley no longer is the Vols’ coach. Dooley was fired Sunday after posting Tennessee’s longest run of [...] [[ This is a...
Via Next Level Sports Network
November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel honored, post-Dooley Tennessee, Georgia, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew Eight is Enough. The SEC names Texas A&M starting quarterback Johnny Manziel freshman of the week for the eighth time this season. (The Bryan-College Station Eagle) Taking a stance? Manziel leads Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o in USA Today's latest survey of 37 Heisman Trophy voters. Brother Can You Spare a Dime? The financially...
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November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Who Should Tennessee Hire to Replace Derek Dooley?

The Derek Dooley era at Tennessee is over. Dooley was fired after Saturday's 41-18 loss to Vanderbilt, which dropped his overall record in...
Via Athlon Sports
November 20, 2012  |  1 Comment

Shelf life for coaches becoming shorter

The four-year rule was never official. It was never written or codified in any meaningful way. It was just one of those understandings. A new college football coach needed some time to recruit and develop his players and reshape the culture of a program in his own image. The rule of thumb was always four years. By then seniors would have played every college down under one coachs...
Via Fox Sports South
November 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Shelf life for coaches becoming shorter

The four-year rule was never official. It was never written or codified in any meaningful way. It was just one of those understandings. A new college football coach needed some time to recruit and develop his players and reshape the culture of a program in his own image. The rule of thumb was always four years. By then seniors would have played every college down under one coachs...
Via Fox Sports South
November 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Gator fans would welcome David Cutcliffe to UT

Now that Derek Dooley has been fired from Tennessee, the hiring search has begun. It is really hard to tell just who will be the next head coach in Knoxville, but one of the popular names is that of current Duke head coach, David Cutfliffe. Knoxnews.com ran a list that included Cutcliffe’s name as one [...]
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November 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Georgia Recruiting: Did Georgia’s Chances of Landing Toby Johnson Increase With Dooley’s Firing?

Toby Johnson is one of the top defensive JUCO prospects in the country, and  even though the highly-sought after defensive tackle had his season shortened by a torn ACL, he continues to be coveted by more than a few Division I programs—one of which is the University of Georgia. While the Bulldogs have made it known to Johnson that their interest in him is high—injury or no injury—Johnson...
Via The Lady Sportswriter
November 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Who will replace Derek Dooley at Tennessee?

After Saturday’s 41-18 loss to Vanderbilt, Tennessee decided to pull the plug on the Derek Dooley era. Dooley went 6-7 in his first season in...
Via Athlon Sports
November 19, 2012  |  1 Comment

Derek Dooley Fired as Tennessee Head Coach

In a move that surprised few around college football, Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart announced Sunday that Derek Dooley has been fired as the Vols head football coach. Dooley will not coach Tennessee’s final game of the season Saturday against Kentucky. Hart and the Tennessee athletic department sent out a release Sunday morning which said the following: "We very...
Via Bloguin Best
November 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Tennessee firing Dooley was inevitable

To the surprise of exactly no one, Derek Dooley's tenure at Tennessee didn't make it to Thanksgiving. Given the embarrassing 41-18 rout the Volunteers suffered at the hands of Vanderbilt, a lot of Tennessee fans figured he wouldn't make the bus ride home. Dooley could see it was inevitable. Winless in the SEC and assured of his third straight losing season a first...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
November 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Tennessee firing Dooley was inevitable

To the surprise of exactly no one, Derek Dooley's tenure at Tennessee didn't make it to Thanksgiving. Given the embarrassing 41-18 rout the Volunteers suffered Saturday at the hands of Vanderbilt, a lot of Tennessee fans figured he wouldn't make the bus ride home. Dooley could see it was inevitable. Winless in the SEC and assured of his third straight losing season...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
November 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Derek Dooley is an ex-Tennessee head football coach.

The Derek Dooley era at Tennessee is over. The school fired Dooley from his job as Volunteers head football coach on Sunday, one day after losing to Vanderbilt. The school plans a press conference at 2:00 pm ET about the move. Dooley was 4-7 in 2012, with 0 wins in the SEC. He was 15-21 overall in his three years as Vols' HC, and 4-19 in conference play. He won't be coaching ...
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November 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Derek Dooley Fired as Tennessee Head Coach

In a move that surprised few around college football, Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart announced Sunday that Derek Dooley has been fired as the Vols head football coach. Dooley will not coach Tennessee’s final game of the season Saturday against Kentucky. Hart and the Tennessee athletic department sent out a release Sunday morning which said the following: "...
Via Crystal Ball Run
November 18, 2012  |  Discuss

DEVELOPING: Derek Dooley Done... 2PM Presser

Not that this is a surprise, especially after the losses to Missouri in Knoxville and Vanderbilt last night... A very handy Vandy win at that, 41-18... Here is a statement from Derek Dooley and from the school on the firing... The University of Tennessee announced today that Derek Dooley will not return as the head football coach of the Vols. The announcement was made...
Via Online Sports Guys
November 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Tennessee fires Dooley as coach

Tennessee has fired football coach Derek Dooley after he posted losing seasons in each of his three years.
Via FOXSports.com
November 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Tennessee fires football coach Derek Dooley

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- 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...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
November 18, 2012  |  Discuss
ANY VOLUNTEERS?

Report: Dooley out at Tennessee

Tennessee has reportedly fired Derek Dooley following an incredibly disappointing season in which the team has not won an SEC game.

Via College Football Section
November 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Derek Dooley is Edward Smith

  On July 29, 1908, Harland and Wolff (builders) presented drawings for an Olympic-class ocean liner to White Star Line Executives.  Shortly thereafter, papers were signed, and construction began on the $7.5 million (approximately $400 million today) behemoth known as the Titanic.  The world had never seen a vessel the likes of the Titanic.  From its massive size to its plush...
Via Checkerboard Chatter
November 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Derek Dooley defended, Johnny Manziel, John L. Smith, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew  - The SWRT roundup of SEC news. Stand By Your Man. Tennessee defensive lineman Daniel Hood declares embattled Vols head football coach Derek Dooley  “one of the best people that I’ve had around in my life.” (The Knoxville News Sentinel) Jonnny Manziel "is a rockstar." Because Jim Rome said so. Spreading the love. Allen Kenney...
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November 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Dooley: No word on his future at Tennessee

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...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
November 13, 2012  |  Discuss
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