Friday, January 15, 2010

College Coaching Rumors: Derek Dooley To Coach Tennessee


According to ESPN and Mark Schlabach, the Tennessee Volunteers have found their next head coach. The Vols are turning to Louisiana Tech Tech head coach Derek Dooley coach Tennessee.

Derek Dooley has a great track record in college football where including two separate stints in the SEC one at Georgia as an assistant and another under Nick Saban at LSU. Most recently Dooley was at Louisanna Tech for the past three seasons where he racked up a 17-20 record. There is no doubt the move to Tennessee is an upgrade for the young coach, but it is one he is ready for.

Hardcore UVA fans will recognize Derek Dooley from his time as a walk-on wide receiver with the University of Virginia. He played three seasons for the Cavaliers and earn an ACC Championship with the school in 1989. This past year Dooley saw his name surface as a potential candidate to replace Al Groh.


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