Duly noted: UT still not saying what Dooley will be paid

Tennessee head coach Derek Dooley speaks during a press conference in the Peyton Manning Locker Room Complex at Neyland Stadium Friday, Jan. 15, 2010.

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Tennessee head coach Derek Dooley speaks during a press conference in the Peyton Manning Locker Room Complex at Neyland Stadium Friday, Jan. 15, 2010.

Derek Dooley is the new UT football coach, right? But has he really been hired yet?

The UT Athletic Department isn't saying what Dooley will be paid or what the other terms of his employment are because the agreement hasn't been finalized. Tiffany Carpenter, the department's director of public relations, says she hopes to have numbers by late this week but doesn't know when copies of the memoranda of understanding between UT and the coach or any of his new assistants will be available.

Dooley likely is now the highest paid public official in East Tennessee, if not the entire state. It is hard to imagine any other public agency announcing the multimillion-dollar hiring of an employee without immediately telling how much public money it is spending.

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pdhuff#552644 writes:

If he's happy, I'm happy.

Crank it up, DD.

nsolomon writes:

Be genereous.
Be responsible.
Have a heck of a buy-out clause.

bobbarbilly writes:

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Witch Doctor, I have been wanting to ask you if you know Uncle George.

gnm53108 writes:

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Are you in politics?

gnm53108 writes:

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Haha

Oh no,I'm not gettin into any discussion about that,but "throwing money at all problems" made you sound like an elected criminal.

gnm53108 writes:

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I'm with ya...I've had more sucess with chocalate covered anything when m gets testy.If all else fails go to The Melting Pot.There she can get damn near anything covered in chocolate.

taylorsvolfan writes:

Witch Doctor full of poopoo sometime.

Seriouslyorange writes:

Witch Doctor funny and wise most of the time. Ya'll get him off subject sometimes. Let him roll. Don't worry about a little poopoo!!

Docrok writes:

in response to taylorsvolfan:

Witch Doctor full of poopoo sometime.

Actually he is pretty spot on there! LOL!

Volman66 writes:

Would like to see this deal finalized. I dont want this to become a recruiting distraction. I hope it will be done by the end of the week.

Docrok writes:

in response to Volman66:

Would like to see this deal finalized. I dont want this to become a recruiting distraction. I hope it will be done by the end of the week.

I dont foresee this being a problem as I am betting he is very happy to be here!

HOSSFLY writes:

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don't sweat the small stuff wd . alot of us have a tennessee education . ha .

RoyaltyVol writes:

in response to taylorsvolfan:

Witch Doctor full of poopoo sometime.

But its the good kinda poopoo!

Thad123 writes:

The people over at Knox News need to be less concerned with coaches money right now and more concerned with their sources and the information they report.

pastorjc writes:

Witch Dr - I disagree with your statement. OK, it's my first time saying that.

Thunderstorm writes:

We need to completely rule out in his contract a return to Georgia. If he does succeed which I think is a long shot ( but I hope he does),we should have a much more MASSIVE BUYOUT & NO RETURN TO GEORGIA!

Stark_Vol writes:

in response to Thunderstorm:

We need to completely rule out in his contract a return to Georgia. If he does succeed which I think is a long shot ( but I hope he does),we should have a much more MASSIVE BUYOUT & NO RETURN TO GEORGIA!

anyone think that's what's holding this thing up?

Gravitys_Gone writes:

I don't really see the logic in the article faking disdain over not announcing the contract yet b/c Dooley is a "public official". We all know that he is not being paid with "public funds".

vols2#227315 writes:

Anything over $500,000 is to much for a loosing coach.

mcoll4 writes:

I think Hamilton will try to get it all down in writing as soon as he can but Dooley is pretty busy right now out on the road. Coach Dooley's main concern right now is recruiting. Based on his previous interviews with the media Mike indicated the buy out will be much bigger this time. I would also like to see a lot of incentives in the contract based on milestones rather than a large salary up front.

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