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"Coaches probably would add more schools to the list, especially when they consider that Dooley had only three years to turn around the program."
This is such a B.S. argument. Dooley had three years to show PROGRESS, not win an SEC championship or the BCS or totally turn around the Vols. Any serious coaching candidate can see that Dooley was given more than enough time and that he squandered it. He lost his staff. He implemented an extremely complex defensive scheme in a year when he had the offense to win close games (not to mention that he was on the hot seat). He alienated players, former players, and recruits. He lost his team at the end of 2011. His post game press conferences were nothing more than excuse festivals and strange discussions on topics such as horticulture and shower discipline. His play calling in close games was either cowardly, illogical, or almost designed for failure.
Dooley set his own chair on fire. Let's not act like Dave Hart is at fault because he put the fire out too quickly. Any rational and sane coaching candidate will see that Dooley was in over his head and was given enough time to prove that he was more than a WAC coach with a career losing record.
IF Hart hires a proven winner, I have faith that the fans will weather the assuredly tough times ahead. If Hart hires another experiment or a Rich Rodriguez type, then the fans will (justifiably) demand quick results.
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