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Senior Writer, govols247
I have a lot of respect for Eric as a former player, and how he has turned his life around, and I have a lot of respect for Swain too. The thing about them though, is they are not just normal radio personalities. They are former Vols. so there is a lot more weight in what they say than the average radio personality. All of the "fire Dooley" talk that they started early in the season has only provided more fuel to the fire, and has provided a huge distraction for the current players, who obviously are more likely to listen to a VFL than just media. I'm not saying that they don't have good points, and I'm not saying they don't have a right to express their opinion, but there is a time and place for everything. You don't see Peyton Manning on Twitter, calling out every decision Dooley makes in a game or bad-mouthing Dooley on Twitter or on the radio. That doesn't mean Peyton wants Dooley to stay, he just doesn't want to speak out during the middle of the season and further hurt our program. Having the "Dooley Debate" during Bama week was totally uncalled for. I realize they have a lot of love for all things Tennessee, and are hurt by the continued losing, more than your average fan. But they need to learn to control their thoughts and emotions on Twitter and on air until the appropriate time to have this discussion. The coaches have had enough obstacles to overcome in the past three seasons without their own turning against them and airing out dirty laundry on Twitter. That's the problem with Twitter. People are now venting and saying things on Twitter to millions of people that they, in the past, would only say to a few people they know.
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The national champion is clad in Big Orange!"
1 Corinthians 16:13 Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.
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