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I saw this start in another thread and thought it was interesting. My last straw with Dooley was the Kentucky game in 2011. We lost to a team that had a wide receiver at quarterback... I looked at my dad and simply said "fire him".
Missouri game last season. I hung on and hung on hoping things would turn around. But when that fourth quarter came and the last minute it nailed the coffin for me. A good administrator yeah. But it cemented what I always tried to turn a blind eye toward. He can't coach.
Though we won, the Akron game was what started to get my attention. By the time the embarrassment of a win against Troy rolled around, the towel had been completely tossed.
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All the posts so far in thread had some weight for me but the final nail for me (by then he was gone but assured me that the correct decision had been made) was the report out of the Chattanooga area from the high school head coaches that surfaced about our less than poor recruiting efforts. Mind boggling stuff in the article.
IT TAKES NO TALENT TO HUSTLE
I held hope until the end of the Mizzou game.
My "slide" began with the the UK loss....my final straw was during the final 35 or so seconds left in regulation of the Mizzou game....I was at the game, turned to my boys once regulation ended and said "Dooley just lost the game AND his job..."
"Old School"! A strong defense wins championships!
Agree. Why didn't we hear more about these recruiting failings before the end of Dooley's three years????
I know that the Chattanooga area isn't exactly South Florida, but it's waaaaay too close to ignore from a recruiting standpoint, and good guys do come out of the area. Why was that staff flying all over the country to get three-star guys and ignoring three stars and higher (Vonn Bell, anyone...) so close to home? Inexplicable.
I got out of my seat when we barely beat Vandy winning a nailbiter in OT and he made the comment, "we always kick the s**t out of Vandy." I just thought it embarrassing that he would make a big deal out of such a flimsy win.
I went to the caboose and hung on to the railing after the Kentucky loss. I was looking for a soft landing spot then, but wanted to believe in my Vols, be patient, and not part of the problem.
The Florida game last fall was going to reward my patience. But the Doolander- Vols melt down in the 2nd half was a gut shot. As I left the stadium that day all I could hear repeatedly in my head was David Lee Roth singing "might as well jump, go ahead and jump."
I may be the only one but I never got on the Dooley train. He always rubbed me the wrong way and after seeing what he had accomplished at la tech I knew he wasn't that great. Then he started coaching and just the little things like using timeouts at the wrong time and never really playing to win. I guess I don't drink the kool aid everytime we get a new coach.
florida ,i thought we had the best chance in years to whoop those punks,and i still say we was the better team and got outcoached in the 4 quarter..still hurts
i was falling off when we lost to miss state but i fell off when we lost to missourri there is no way we should have lost those games but it was for the better that we did and im glad hes gone honestly.
Same here. When he sat on it with our offense at the end of regulation I thought "he's done! ".
Troy game for me
Started with Mississippi State, sealed by Mizzou. The problem was that in between those two games, he actually came really close to getting a couple big wins (UGA and USCe), and that got my hopes up that we were oh so close to breaking through. Dooley himself even said in ESPN that if it wasn't for the Clowney sack/fumble, he would still have a job, and there's a chance he's right about that. In hindsight, I think we're better off having bombed last season and getting rid of him, as painful as that was and as bad as it must have sucked for those seniors.
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