UT officials confirmed the news this morning to VolQuest.com, and a press conference is scheduled for 2 p.m.
“We very much appreciate the effort and energy that Derek Dooley and his staff have poured into our football program at the University of Tennessee. Derek and I met early this morning, and I informed him that I believed a change in leadership, despite the positive contributions he has made to the overall health of the program, was in the best long-term interests of Tennessee football,” Hart said in a statement released by UT. “We will immediately begin the search for the best possible candidate to assume this leadership role.
An obituary in warm remembrance of Tennessee football, which was murdered in the first degree in Nashville on November 18, 2012. The suspects are disgruntled current players, ex-players, the local/social media, Penn Wagers, jealous SEC rivals and the Tennessee Illuminati. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Knoxville.
Not everyone in the SEC will be mourning the death of Tennessee football today, but some of us will be there at the memorial service, head bowed, a tear in the corner of the eye. We are sad, because we do remember. Hallowed names like Neyland, Cafego, Manning, White, Gault, Majors, Fulmer, Jones, Kiner, Wilson and Palardy
And this is what really hurts. The death of possibility. Tennessee is usually one of the best teams in the SEC if not the nation, but they have frequently been the most romantic, the school most ready to have a go at winning it all, players that possessed a bit of mockery for authority and devil-may-care in their souls.
For Tennessee to play like bitter old men in the country music capital of the world was a betrayal of the orange and white.
The buck has to stop with childish and immature Tyler Bray. He played so erratically that average fan had to wonder if Bray was stoned.
Derek Dooley will tell you that he lost the season despite having the better team because he alienated a number of his players.
But Dooley learned and moved on. A huge part of the Vols 2012 success was down to Dooley’s ability to keep his players focused. Some players strayed offside long ago.
The whole thing was so sad that I started to believe it was some dastardly Alabama plot to destroy Dooley and that Tyler Bray is some sort of double agent.
But the sadder truth is that Bray and the Illuminati have probably lost the plot.
It no longer matters what happens with Kentucky this weekend. RIP Vols.
- Vols QB Tyler Bray needs a break from football (loserswithsocks.com)
- Don’t Boo the Kickers, Folks (loserswithsocks.com)
- John Adams: Derek Dooley’s firing should be announced right away (govolsxtra.com)
- Tennessee Football: No Reason to Jump on Tyler Bray for Quote About Getting Paid (bleacherreport.com)
- Vols’ Derek Dooley puts Tyler Bray on alert (espn.go.com)