NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Turns out that Derek Dooley is a little more cutthroat than it first appeared.
By cherry-picking a defensive lineman off Southern Cal's roster, Dooley not only fortified a position of need at Tennessee, he also rubbed Lane Kiffin's nose in it.
Don't underestimate the importance of the latter. There's no better way for Dooley to endear himself to many UT fans than to punk-slap Kiffin, the Vols' one-and-done football coach in 2009.
There could be more where that came from. The story goes that when sanctions against Southern Cal were announced two weeks ago, UT faxed a letter to Trojans officials listing the names of players the Vols might approach about transferring.
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