Tennessee Football: Sources Say Dooley to Be Fired

Multiple Sources Say Derek Dooley to Be Fired

11/12/12 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   407 respect

Derek Dooley's days as head coach for Tennessee may be numbered, as multiple sources — including VolQuest.com — have reported that preparations for his firing have been made and that an announcement is pending.Blog Photo - Tennessee Football: Sources Say Dooley to Be Fired

Dooley was hired from Louisiana Tech in 2010 and replaced Lane Kiffin, who fled Rocky Top for USC.

The Volunteers finished 6-7 in his first season, which was acceptable at the time with a mediocre bowl appearance under unusual circumstances. But instead of improving, they've backtracked — Tennessee went 5-7 in 2011 and is 4-6 so far this year.

Under Dooley's three-year reign, the Vols have a 4-18 record in the SEC and have yet to beat a ranked opponent.

Tennessee is aching to become the relevant football program it was back in the late '90s, where it was a consistent SEC and national title contender.

Dooley has proved that he does not fit that bill and could be given a one-way ticket out of Knoxville very shortly.


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