In partnership with CBSSports.com
You have no favorite boards.
The most viewed topics.
The most replied to topics.
The most up-voted topics.
The most down-voted topics.
The most up-voted posters.
The most down-voted posters.
The most followed posters.
Tennessee QB Tyler Bray: 'I'm paid to win football games'
Tennessee QB Tyler Bray told reporters that he's 'paid to win games,' then recovered to say he meant his scholarship.
Bray's a immature guy. He's thrown for a gazillion yards but hasn't won anything. He's had a few campus incidents.
He'd definitely be in the Miles or Saban doghouse.
Dooley is the guy on the hotseat - but I doubt there's enough Big Orange money to move him given the ongoing payouts.
I think he's as good as gone.
Tennessee is like watching a post apocalyptic nuclear fallout scenario. They got tired of winning 9-10 games a year under Fulmer, waited for a down year or two, dumped him and they have yet to recover. They have self imploded with their men's basketball program as well.
The meltdown is ongoing.
I wouldn't touch the AD job there right now. They would dearly love to dump Dooley, but it is getting expensive to payout these guys.
Regards to All,
"I guess you've just gotta find something you love to do and then... do it for the rest of your life." - Max Fisher
Anyone think Dooley is costing Sonny Dykes any money right now? Would college administrators feel less confident about hiring someone else that had success at the same place? Would Dykes be more likely to get a great job if Dooley had been ultra successful?
I'd hope they'd have better reasoning abilities but you never know.
Damn good question.
Dykes had far more success than Dooley at LATech.
In my view, the Vols can hardly afford another payout. But if Haslim and his buddies can find the monies, I see them looking for someone with a namebrand who can recruit nationally.
Already, alone in the SEC, there are four programs seeking a HC. Of the four predicted vacancies, I see it as the best opportunity.
The problem for both Dykes and Dooley is on defense...the difference is in the SEC you have to play good defense to win!
i say give dooley another year...
Isn't this what SEC fans said about Meyer (had Tebow) and Kevin Sullivan (no Tebow or running game) before they ever coached a conference game?
Don't think Dooley was hired because Tennessee thought he had a great offensive mind. Probably more for the organizational skills they thought he picked up from graduating law school, being Vince's son and carrying Saban's briefcase.
This post was edited by chinese58 20 months ago
That's why we wander and follow La Vie Dansante...
To add gasoline to the fire, I read somewhere, recently, that the NCAA extended the Vol probation two more years (Kiffen tour).
One of the issues, always, is the lack of sufficent instate talent to compete. The Vols have all the physical infrastructure to be successful, nevertheless. In a state that runs geographically east to west with plenty of overlapping borders and connections, other programs cherry pick.
Dooley will need a vote of confidence (unlikely to happen) and I don't see him able to turn things around in one more year. Two other issues if Dooley is released: money (the Vols are making payouts to Fulmer, Pearl, the precious AD, and the previous baseball coach) and available desirable candidates (four SEC schools, alone, seeking possible changes).
247Sports In partnership with CBS Sports