ESPN NFL analyst Jon Gruden stunned the college football world today by obtaining a Temporary Restraining Order against the University of Tennessee fanbase and administration. After repeatedly telling Tennessee that he did not like them in that way and he would like to simply remain friends, Gruden was forced to obtain a restraining order to prevent the Vols fans from further stalking him. Stalking Jon Gruden
According to message board rumors running wild; Tennessee had already “sacked” current Head Coach Derek Dooley following an unprecedented run of 15 straight defeats against ranked opponents.
The Vols have won just three games this season – which came at the expense of some formidable competition – but in the Conference they are without a victory.
And with the arrival of former Alabama assistant Sal Sunseri as the Vols D-Coordinator over this last season, Dooley’s future had been in doubt.
Tennessee’s 2011 defense gave up 271 points. This defense already has given up just as many in four fewer games. It also has given up 211 points in five SEC games — or 10 more than the 5-7 team of 2008 team gave up in its entire dreadful season. [John Adams: 3-5 start, 3-4 scheme two more things UT can't defend » GoVolsXtra]
Dooley’s apparent departure follows that of seven former Tennessee assistant coaches, who left following Dooley’s hugely successful 2011 campaign.
However, in a twist to the story, Volquest.com tweeted: “Don’t know where the media got that from but can confirm Dooley is STILL employed by the University of Tennessee.”
An Athletic Department statement was then released, saying: “The University of Tennessee would like to place on record that Derek Dooley has NOT been dismissed by the University.”
Tennessee faces the second best team in Alabama, Troy University, in Knoxville on Saturday.
- Dooley: Will he stay or will he go? (loserswithsocks.com)
- The Pros and Cons of Jon Gruden Coaching at Tennessee (bleacherreport.com)
- Hey, Tennessee Fans, Cheer Up: Jon Gruden Watched That Loss On A Flight To Phoenix (deadspin.com)
- Dooley isn’t going anywhere (loserswithsocks.com)
- Tennessee is in safe hands with Derek Dooley (loserswithsocks.com)