Derek Dooley’s Firing Could Be Imminent. Jon Gruden To Be Next Head Coach At The University of Tennessee

Posted: October 24, 2012 in College Football, Sports
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It is not a secret that Derek Dooley is on the hot seat in Knoxville, TN. Now with the Tennessee Vols losers of three straight SEC games talks of replacing Dooley are becoming louder each week. Inside information is now starting to leak out from within the headquarters of the Tennessee Vols athletic department. For the most loyal and in-tuned fan, this may not be new news. But to everyone else, here is what is starting to leak out concerning Derek Dooley’s future as the University of Tennessee’s Head Football Coach.

The word is that Derek Dooley’s firing may come as soon as early next week. Even if he beats South Carolina this weekend, he could still be fired Monday or Tuesday next week. There has apparently already been discussions with Monday Night Football commentator Jon Gruden to replace Dooley as UT’s next head coach. Jon Gruden is a former NFL Head Coach with the Oakland Raiders and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was a graduate assistant at the University of Tennessee from 1986 to 1987. Whether or not Dooley is allowed to coach the rest of the season is still unknown. Tennessee may decide to go the Ohio State route & announce a new coach while allowing the current coach to finish the season. Apparently it seems that the prospect of going 7-5 will not be enough to save Derek Dooley’s job.

  1. James says:

    I can’t believe this!! Tennessee should give Derek Dooley one more year to prove himself.

  2. Kaye Smith says:

    James you must not follow the Vols very mcuh

  3. major the difference maker says:

    Dooley should be able to have at least one more year . Sounds to me like like a few rabid fans are
    making the decisions at the University of Tennessee. Frankly I’m tired of hearing it .

  4. Mike says:

    You people that say give Dooley another, really like being the “bottomfeeders” of the SEC East…Its THIS SIMPLE, what is his record IN BIG GAMES…….0 fer…. I enjoy the winning years..I attend almost every home game but losing constantly SUCKS… But I am a VOL FAN for LIFE…..

  5. Jed says:

    Tennessee has talent !! They have no coaching, please someone step up and be a leader

  6. Jed says:

    I’m with mike vols fan for life ,but I’m sick of losing why can’t Tennessee hire people with good coaching skills

  7. Nick says:

    THEN DON’T LISTEN. I have had season tickets for 13 yrs now and its getting old losing.

    @ Kaye Smith, funny it’s been 14 years since Tennessee won anything. Sounds like a you joined the wagon after they won the title. Funny seeing Dooley struggling but for 10 out of the last 14 years we’ve lost 4 more games. It’s not like we’ve been winning lol.

  8. Brian Kirby says:

    Need to look no further than something as simple as the kicking game to know there is a lack of coaching. How many times do you keep failing at the rugby style kick before you decide to just punt the darn ball the normal way. Dooley’s record says he should be fired in the SEC plain and simple. Tennessee is not Duke or Kentucky where mediocre performance is ok.

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