Posted: February 2, 2012 in Sports


Just as coaches say signing day is about filling needs on their roster, Tennessee coach Derek Dooley has reportedly filled all his coaching needs one day after his program signed a Top 25 class.

Wes Rucker of GoVols247 and Austin Ward of The Knoxville News Sentinel report that Dooley has filled his final coaching spot after a tumultuous couple of months with lots of coaching turnover. Ward tweets that the Vols’ new co-defensive backs coach will be Derrick Ansley, formerly of Central Florida and Alabama.

Ansley played at Troy.

An announcement has not been made by Tennessee.

If the reports turn out to be true, it would be a very quick turnaround for Ansley, who just joined UCF’s staff in December as the team’s defensive backs coach after spending two seasons as a grad assistant at Alabama.  Ansley would be joining Terry Joseph in the Vols’ secondary.

This report comes just a…

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