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Derek Dooley Fits the Leavitt, Mangino Mold Perfectly

Tennessee shocked many people by hiring Louisiana Tech coach Derek Dooley as their replacement for Lane Kiffin. Obviously none of us can predict the future so it would wrong of us to pronounce the hiring a failure, but we do know that there were plenty of coaches out there who had more impressive resumes. Tennessee did not hire any of those coaches and really screwed up by botching the David Cutcliffe talks. Outside of his last name and where he came from, we don’t know much about Derek Dooley. Early signs however point to him fitting the Jim Leavitt mold perfectly. Check out this video from The Wiz of Odds:

Yeah, I’m sure that video will go over well given the current climate in college football. All you have to do is look at a player wrong and that’s grounds for firing someone these days. No surprise Vols fans have already come to Dooley’s defense for slapping the player in that game via YouTube’s comments. Well this will be an exciting ride and forgive me if I feel the Vols will be far from a national contender, much less SEC East contender in the next five years.



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  • SpinMax

    I wouldn’t underestimate this guy.
    walk on
    earned scholarship
    made all ACC
    went on to law school
    practiced law for 2 years
    saban thought a lot of him
    was also the AD for La Tech.
    despite the win loss record, he really helped out La Tech
    wife is a doctor
    has a kid named peyton