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WTF: UT downgrades Dooley




KNOXVILLE-Nearly a week after losing to Nick Saban and Alabama, the University of Tennessee Athletic Department has officially downgraded Coach Derek Dooley to interim head coach, according to a report from AD Dave Hart. "We are not happy with the direction the program is heading, but Derek has that charm about him that makes you root for the guy. We felt this was the best choice moving forward for all parties." When asked about who was on the school's list of candidates, Hart refused to comment, but he did confirm that Dooley would be included in the list. "We know this is an odd situation to place Derek in, but if he can show improvement over the remainder of the schedule, I don't see how it could hurt his chances of being reinstated as head coach, unlike orange pants or orange dog statues." Coach Dooley could not be reached for comment.


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what is this?
sucks to suck dooley.
Our rallying cry for Saturday, "win one for the the Gimp."
My never born brothers soulmate is the source?
I thought this article was supposed to be satire.  This sounds more truth.

View PostWadeWilson, on 26 October 2012 - 08:12 AM, said:

KNOXVILLE-Nearly a week after losing to Nick Saban and Alabama, the University of Tennessee Athletic Department has officially downgraded Coach Derek Dooley to interim head coach, according to a report from AD Dave Hart. "We are not happy with the direction the program is heading, but Derek has that charm about him that makes you root for the guy. We felt this was the best choice moving forward for all parties." When asked about who was on the school's list of candidates, Hart refused to comment, but he did confirm that Dooley would be included in the list. "We know this is an odd situation to place Derek in, but if he can show improvement over the remainder of the schedule, I don't see how it could hurt his chances of being reinstated as head coach, unlike orange pants or orange dog statues." Coach Dooley could not be reached for comment.

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THIS!  I wanted him gone, but then I listened to his press conference when they asked him if he thought about resigning and all of a sudden I'm starting to like him again.  But I turned it off.  I think he is really a hypnotist.  Thats how he got the job to begin with.  How he has managed to get pretty decent recruiting classes despite everything else, and how he has kept his job so far.
Mama Dooley ain't gonna like this...
lol

I wish we'd at least do this with Chizik.
I think Ill source this on VN and ESPN under other screen names and see what happens. I claim Wade is on the BOT but uses an Arky name to so his lack of faith in Dooley.
Fulmer's final four years: 29-21
Tennessee's next four years (in progress): 21-24

Firing a national championship-winning coach backfired. Not surprised.

View Postxiv, on 26 October 2012 - 09:01 AM, said:

Fulmer's final four years: 29-21
Tennessee's next four years (in progress): 21-24

Firing a national championship-winning coach backfired. Not surprised.
It was time for Fulmer to  go. The mistakes in hiring after the correct firing are not related.

View Postsmokeyone, on 26 October 2012 - 08:46 AM, said:

I think Ill source this on VN and ESPN under other screen names and see what happens. I claim Wade is on the BOT but uses an Arky name to so his lack of faith in Dooley.

Oh god please make this go viral, lol.

View PostHerschel Talker, on 26 October 2012 - 08:40 AM, said:

Mama Dooley ain't gonna like this...
Cya doofus.

Matt, on 26 October 2012 - 08:36 AM, said:

THIS!  I wanted him gone, but then I listened to his press conference when they asked him if he thought about resigning and all of a sudden I'm starting to like him again.  But I turned it off.  I think he is really a hypnotist.  Thats how he got the job to begin with.  How he has managed to get pretty decent recruiting classes despite everything else, and how he has kept his job so far.

YES. I got fed up with the guy and that lasted a whole 39 hours or so before I watched his press conference. Either he really has a good plan and it just hasn't worked out yet (Unlike 90% of everyone else, I'm still not fully convinced he's incompetent) or we're all just getting lawyered.
Wade, this article was too ture. Anyway, I didn't think that it was funny because I feel bad for the guy.
Reporters asked if Dooley would resign? Wow.

That's disgraceful by the UT media, I don't care how bad he sucks. He at least is trying his best and isn't acting like a jackass like JLS. Talk about kicking a man while he's down.

View Postxiv, on 26 October 2012 - 09:01 AM, said:

Fulmer's final four years: 29-21
Tennessee's next four years (in progress): 21-24

Firing a national championship-winning coach backfired. Not surprised.

So in 10 years Les is 8 games over .500 over four years.  Loses every year to Alabama and Florida and most years to Auburn and State, you would not fire him because he won a NC?

View PostPork Rinds, on 26 October 2012 - 05:54 PM, said:

Reporters asked if Dooley would resign? Wow.

That's disgraceful by the UT media, I don't care how bad he sucks. He at least is trying his best and isn't acting like a jackass like JLS. Talk about kicking a man while he's down.

No, a story came out that he attempted to resign last year if he would still get his buyout but that Hart refused to pay it.  He said it wasn't true.

View PostMizzou_Fan, on 26 October 2012 - 04:26 PM, said:

Wade, this article was too ture. Anyway, I didn't think that it was funny because I feel bad for the guy.

Don't he got paid 11M to turn Tennessee into Ole Miss.

View PostMatt, on 26 October 2012 - 07:13 PM, said:

Don't he got paid 11M to turn Tennessee into Ole Miss.
This ^^^

View PostAmy, on 26 October 2012 - 03:11 PM, said:


YES. I got fed up with the guy and that lasted a whole 39 hours or so before I watched his press conference. Either he really has a good plan and it just hasn't worked out yet (Unlike 90% of everyone else, I'm still not fully convinced he's incompetent) or we're all just getting lawyered.
Welcome!! Whoohooo finally another girl that is a Tennessee fan!!!!!   YAY!!!!

View Postsmokeyone, on 26 October 2012 - 09:08 AM, said:


It was time for Fulmer to  go. The mistakes in hiring after the correct firing are not related.
:lol: "Not related."

It clearly wasn't time for Fulmer to go since the AD at the time was incapable of finding a better replacement. Tennessee downgraded—twice. You'd've been better off just rehiring Fulmer 10 minutes after firing him.

View PostMatt, on 26 October 2012 - 07:07 PM, said:



So in 10 years Les is 8 games over .500 over four years.  Loses every year to Alabama and Florida and most years to Auburn and State, you would not fire him because he won a NC?
Putting words in people's mouths, huh?

I said exactly what I meant. You needn't try to find anything implied in there.

View Postxiv, on 27 October 2012 - 06:51 AM, said:

:lol: "Not related."

It clearly wasn't time for Fulmer to go since the AD at the time was incapable of finding a better replacement. Tennessee downgraded—twice. You'd've been better off just rehiring Fulmer 10 minutes after firing him.
The ADs incompetence is no excuse for sticking with a guy that the game had passed.

View Postsmokeyone, on 27 October 2012 - 05:27 PM, said:


The ADs incompetence is no excuse for sticking with a guy that the game had passed.
Sounds like it was time for somebody else to go. The guy who got fired was clearly better at his job than was the guy who fired him.

Maybe a good AD would have let Fulmer stay for a couple more years and let him bow out gracefully; that way, a national championship-winning coach would have gotten the respect he deserved, and a top ten all-time football program would have a coach who can count to 11.

When a guy has done as well in his career as Fulmer had, and he's getting old, and you shove him out when he's within a senior class of retiring, you risk having Derek Dooley as your coach. I'm just saying Tennessee asked for it.

Keep an eye on Texas, especially if they let Brown stick around a little longer and retire rather than fire him. Patience often pays off, and impatience usually backfires.