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Just a story I have to add to this topic-
My dad's dentist has been a Knoxville area high school football referee for over fifty years and they got to talking about Dooley the other day. Well, Dr. Battle (the dentist) knows the refs in other areas of the state including the big time high schools in Memphis. Apparently the coaches down there "hated" Dooley. He never made it a point to recruit Memphis and build relationships with those coaches and therefor wasn't even welcome on some of the school campuses.
Anyways, I just found it astonishing Dooley had too much pride to recruit one of the best instate areas UT has. Turns out he wasn't even a nice guy. He was a bad coach and a jerk.
“But Todd, he’s like Keith, J.J. and Brendan but built into one. And that’s just not normal.” - Arthur Lynch
IT TAKES NO TALENT TO HUSTLE
I just don't understand it, a guy as smart as he is doing things that stupid and short sighted is just beyond me. His ability to lead men is as absent as Butch's ability to make them want to run through a brick wall. Amazing how idiotic some of his actions were, not allowing ex-players in, hiring Buddy Epson, never stepping foot into the defensive meeting room, going into a bunker for weeks/months at a time, not interacting with media, HS coaches, donors, etc...The further away we get from his tenure,mother worse he looks...and he looked pretty bad anyway. The last 3 years have been like a black hole.
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