Source: UT assistant Terry Joseph offered position at Nebraska

Tennessee defensive backs coach Terry Joseph gives instructions during the Kentucky game on Nov. 25 at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Ky.

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Tennessee defensive backs coach Terry Joseph gives instructions during the Kentucky game on Nov. 25 at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Ky.

After a three-month stretch in which he methodically found replacements for six of his nine assistant coaches, Derek Dooley could be in the market for yet another new face for his staff.

Tennessee safeties coach and recruiting coordinator Terry Joseph has been offered a position on coach Bo Pelini’s staff at Nebraska, a source confirmed to the News Sentinel on Thursday.

Joseph, who coached alongside Dooley for three years at Louisiana Tech and followed him to UT in 2010, has not accepted the position but was mulling it over, said the source, who was familiar with the negotiations but not allowed to comment publicly.

Joseph is one of three coaches remaining from Dooley’s 2011 staff. In 2006, Joseph, as a graduate assistant, worked under Pelini, then a defensive coordinator, at LSU.

Pelini lost his defensive backs coach Wednesday, as Corey Raymond accepted the same position at LSU, his alma mater.

Joseph, 38, was named one of 247Sports’ top recruiters in 2012. He served as the lead recruiter for wide receiver Jason Croom (Norcross, Ga.), wide receiver Drae Bowles (Jackson), safety LaDarrell McNeil (Dallas), cornerback Daniel Gray (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), running back Quenshaun Watson (Athens, Ga.) and tight end Justin Meredith (Anderson, S.C.). He also played a big part in the recruitment of junior-college defensive tackle Darrington Sentimore (Destrehan, La.) and running back Davante Bourque (Crowley, La.).

Joseph made $225,000 in 2011 and was set to make $250,000 in 2012, the last year of his most recently released contract. Raymond was set to make $200,000 at Nebraska this season, according to the Omaha World-Herald.

If Joseph were to leave, wide receivers coach Darin Hinshaw and offensive coordinator Jim Chaney would be the only UT assistants remaining from last season.

A former minor league baseball player, Joseph was an assistant high school coach in Louisiana from 1999-2005 before he joined the LSU staff in 2006. One year later, Dooley hired him as Lousiana Tech’s secondary coach/recruiting coordinator.

Joseph was responsible for all of UT’s secondary for the past two seasons, but that was set to change in 2012. Derrick Ansley, a former graduate assistant under new UT defensive coordinator Sal Sunseri at Alabama, became the last of Dooley’s six new additions to the coaching staff and was tabbed with the duty of coaching UT’s cornerbacks. Along with his recruiting coordinator responsibilities, Joseph was expected to handle the safeties.

“He knows the terminology, he knows the adjustments on defense, it’s going to help the learning curve with all the back end in general,” Joseph said during a February interview. “We just felt like that was the best move going into probably our biggest spring since we’ve been here.”

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tree_em_smokey writes:

I am a VOL through and through but I can't see why everyone is after our staff when we have had two straight losing seasons.

I guess they know it's only a matter of time until we got everything in place to make a deep run in the east, ie three top 25 recruiting classes and FINALLY some upperclassmen! GBO!!!!!

voloffaith writes:

Pelini loses a guy back to where he came from at lsewe and now he comes after a guy that was with him at lsewe......these circular movements can make a head spin if one is not careful......is the money more to coach at N'Braska in the big Ten...how many? Or is loyalty to players and UT enough. Time will tell if we have a keeper or have a new void to seek to fill in offseason. Film at eleven(not) children as we all wait on needles and pins....

CroKev writes:

The best way to get CTJ to stay is for him to visit Lincoln. I've lived in Nebraska. It's flat and so cold in the winter that people always carry blankets and warmers in the back seat whenever they drive somewhere for fear of their car freezing up or being stranded on the highway during a blizzard. In the summer, the heat is almost unbearable. Unless he's getting a huge promotion, this one seems like a no-brainer.

MGVOL22 writes:

in response to tree_em_smokey:

I am a VOL through and through but I can't see why everyone is after our staff when we have had two straight losing seasons.

I guess they know it's only a matter of time until we got everything in place to make a deep run in the east, ie three top 25 recruiting classes and FINALLY some upperclassmen! GBO!!!!!

I am also a VOL thru and thru....but in coaching, its not about whether Tennessee had two losing seasons or not.....Its about; Are they a good recruiter? and/or Friendship/trust....If at LSU Coach Joseph did an exceptional job for Pelini as a GA ...then Pelini will keep him on his radar when, as in this case, Coach Joseph can get some pedigree under his belt. Just saying, thats how it works...

We will just see if he stays loyal to Dooley or jumps to be with Pelini.

thevoice writes:

in response to MGVOL22:

I am also a VOL thru and thru....but in coaching, its not about whether Tennessee had two losing seasons or not.....Its about; Are they a good recruiter? and/or Friendship/trust....If at LSU Coach Joseph did an exceptional job for Pelini as a GA ...then Pelini will keep him on his radar when, as in this case, Coach Joseph can get some pedigree under his belt. Just saying, thats how it works...

We will just see if he stays loyal to Dooley or jumps to be with Pelini.

I can understand if it's a career advancement move, but if it's horizontal, I'm 1) questioning Joseph's desire to work for his boss and/or 2) lauding his ability to see the writing on the wall (regarding Dooley's perceived short future at UT).

tree_em_smokey writes:

in response to MGVOL22:

I am also a VOL thru and thru....but in coaching, its not about whether Tennessee had two losing seasons or not.....Its about; Are they a good recruiter? and/or Friendship/trust....If at LSU Coach Joseph did an exceptional job for Pelini as a GA ...then Pelini will keep him on his radar when, as in this case, Coach Joseph can get some pedigree under his belt. Just saying, thats how it works...

We will just see if he stays loyal to Dooley or jumps to be with Pelini.

Ya I guess so MG. Although a good recruiter doesn't always mean they are a good coach. I hope Terry does stay to be one more piece of continuity for the players through all of this transition with the staff. We shall see soon. GBO!!!

I_Bleed_Orng writes:

Yet another one of our coaches being lured to another outstanding football program. It always amazes me how many people say we have bad coaches. Some of the best programs in the country have come straight to UT to fill their open positions.

Seems like all the football coaches have faith in the ability of Dooley and everyone he hires. Amazes me how so many of our own fanbase, informed as they are, are so doubtful he can coach.

wigmeister writes:

Hope he stays. He is a good recruiter and he looks good in orange!

Navaloranges writes:

in response to I_Bleed_Orng:

Yet another one of our coaches being lured to another outstanding football program. It always amazes me how many people say we have bad coaches. Some of the best programs in the country have come straight to UT to fill their open positions.

Seems like all the football coaches have faith in the ability of Dooley and everyone he hires. Amazes me how so many of our own fanbase, informed as they are, are so doubtful he can coach.

Don't let the POSERS and TROLLS on this site fool you. The vast majority of Vol fans know Dooley can coach. We KNOW he's been behind the 8 ball, and we understand that we've been rebuilding, and how long the process takes to run it's course, and how long it takes to replinish such a decimated roster. The only folks that don't get it are the instant gratification fans, the POSERS, and the TROLLS. There aren't near as many of them as it appears on this site. There's "award winning" Troll forces at work here.

We had good coaches in 2011, just not the jimmies and joes we needed. Now we have more jimmies and joes, and an improved coaching staff. The rebuilding process is advancing in the right direction. The whiners and POSERS will disappear soon enough.

Navaloranges writes:

in response to andforhisnexttune:

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JAFJ- just another florida juvenile.

richvol writes:

From what I've seen Pelini is a pri-k. Give Joseph whatever Nebraska is offering and let's keep our recruiting momentum.

orangeman1 writes:

I dont fault coaches for taking a better job or a job that makes more money, but honestly, I am sick of the coaching changes. Some changes arent better positions, some are lateral, but it would be nice to see a UT coach turn down job offers. They just dont come as loyal as Fulmer and Chavis anymore.

thevoice writes:

in response to Navaloranges:

Don't let the POSERS and TROLLS on this site fool you. The vast majority of Vol fans know Dooley can coach. We KNOW he's been behind the 8 ball, and we understand that we've been rebuilding, and how long the process takes to run it's course, and how long it takes to replinish such a decimated roster. The only folks that don't get it are the instant gratification fans, the POSERS, and the TROLLS. There aren't near as many of them as it appears on this site. There's "award winning" Troll forces at work here.

We had good coaches in 2011, just not the jimmies and joes we needed. Now we have more jimmies and joes, and an improved coaching staff. The rebuilding process is advancing in the right direction. The whiners and POSERS will disappear soon enough.

Not sure where the evidence is that "most fans know Dooley can coach." First, I don't know anyone who thinks he's a decent coach. Second, I'd love to see some evidence that demonstrates he can. I have his coaching record, his second half gaffs, a slew of coaching turnover, a loss to UK, relative mediocre recruiting, and numerous off-the-field whiffs and media blunders.

Sure we all want UT to win, but that doesn't mean we have to blindly think we have the coach to resurrect the program. Some folks look at facts. Others live on hope. Not all who "troll" are anti-orange.

Intelligent response only.

NashvillePreds writes:

The only reason I could see him taking this job, is to avoid having to find employment on less than ideal terms later this year.
Bottom line is 11-14
Fans know it
Coaches know it

VOODOOley-2011 (Inactive) writes:

The "N" on the helmets stands for Knowledge.

Razor784 writes:

UT's secondary wasn't good at all last year, that's why Joseph's getting help this year (Ansley), but he's a heck of a recruiter and even if you can't coach a lick that skill will always be in demand - example Rodney Garner at Georgia

PUL4VOLS writes:

If the man wants to be somewhere else, let him go. We have to move on. It does not matter to me if he has any loyalty elsewhere why that's the case, Vaya Con Dios amigo. We need people on Rocky Top who will bleed orange. We also need fans with a lot more patience than many of us are showing. The instant success, automatic win syndrome of our 21st century ADHD social networking society addictions is killing us. But then, there will always be doubters. I for one, am for the BIG ORANGE no matter who coaches secondary, is head recruiter. Heck I don't care who cleans Smokey's kennel. I'm just a messed up Vol Fan for life who supports our team. GO VOLS!

NashvillePreds writes:

in response to volman2010:

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Intelligent

tovolny writes:

First of all, DOOLEY is an outstanding coach. He will be a highly sought after guy soon, and I am hoping he will still be on Rocky Top.

Now, if Terry Joseph is the type of coach his repretation indicates, then we should all expect others to be calling. This is leverage in the coaches favor, so I am expecting Hart and Dooley to respond accordingly and up his compensation to out duel Nabraska. This means that Dooley has to request it, and Hart has to react in a higher management sense.......I believe we keep him.

frblalack writes:

in response to thevoice:

Not sure where the evidence is that "most fans know Dooley can coach." First, I don't know anyone who thinks he's a decent coach. Second, I'd love to see some evidence that demonstrates he can. I have his coaching record, his second half gaffs, a slew of coaching turnover, a loss to UK, relative mediocre recruiting, and numerous off-the-field whiffs and media blunders.

Sure we all want UT to win, but that doesn't mean we have to blindly think we have the coach to resurrect the program. Some folks look at facts. Others live on hope. Not all who "troll" are anti-orange.

Intelligent response only.

Obviously you don't know Jack Schmidt!!!!!

frblalack writes:

in response to PUL4VOLS:

If the man wants to be somewhere else, let him go. We have to move on. It does not matter to me if he has any loyalty elsewhere why that's the case, Vaya Con Dios amigo. We need people on Rocky Top who will bleed orange. We also need fans with a lot more patience than many of us are showing. The instant success, automatic win syndrome of our 21st century ADHD social networking society addictions is killing us. But then, there will always be doubters. I for one, am for the BIG ORANGE no matter who coaches secondary, is head recruiter. Heck I don't care who cleans Smokey's kennel. I'm just a messed up Vol Fan for life who supports our team. GO VOLS!

AMEN BROTHER!!! BIG ORANGE FOR LIFE!!!

Classof72 writes:

Nobody on last year's staff or squad is indispensable, including Coach De'Rek. I hope he stays if he wishes, but I wish him well if he leaves. Everybody that stays should be committed to achieving a much better result this year.

DonK37920 writes:

If we think he is worth keeping, we will offer him more money. It's simple! People take this loyalty thing a little too far when analyzing coaches. They are just like any other working American. They want the best for their family and will usually take the better paying job to get that.
Few businessman turn down a significant increase in salary to either stay somewhere or leave for another job. It's usually about the money and thats the way it works in this country. Kiffin left us for USC and also went from making less than 3 million a year to over 4 million. And good for him too! We never seem to mention that when we are complaining about him leaving? We probably overpaid for Coach Sal but had to because of the uncertainty. And Good for him for getting paid! You want TJ, make him a counteroffer he can't refuse! Long live capitalism!

Clarkrm0706 writes:

in response to BIVOLAR_BEAR:

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Official offers are reported, feeling out someone to see if they would leave, is not.
I find it hard to believe that during our championship year and the years shortly before and after, that Phil wasn't hearing some "private offers", That being said, I must assume that he showed 100% loyalty to UT. Then again I wasn't there and the thought of him showing that kind of loyalty then being presented with the typical UT fan is kinda sickening.

Clarkrm0706 writes:

in response to BIVOLAR_BEAR:

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Or just trying to worry Spurrier? LOL

tnoutlaw2001#228008 writes:

Please take the job. It will possibly open up a position for improvement.

No loss here if he goes.

vols2#227315 writes:

UP his salary $100,000 and hope he stays.

Volalumnus writes:

in response to Navaloranges:

Don't let the POSERS and TROLLS on this site fool you. The vast majority of Vol fans know Dooley can coach. We KNOW he's been behind the 8 ball, and we understand that we've been rebuilding, and how long the process takes to run it's course, and how long it takes to replinish such a decimated roster. The only folks that don't get it are the instant gratification fans, the POSERS, and the TROLLS. There aren't near as many of them as it appears on this site. There's "award winning" Troll forces at work here.

We had good coaches in 2011, just not the jimmies and joes we needed. Now we have more jimmies and joes, and an improved coaching staff. The rebuilding process is advancing in the right direction. The whiners and POSERS will disappear soon enough.

Dooley needs to back you up on the field.

Clarkrm0706 writes:

in response to mtnsvol44:

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Sorry but there is no like button here so.....
"LIKE"...

pingkr62 writes:

One thought, has anyone else noticed the fact that every coach who had another offer, left Tennessee. Didn't anyone offer raises or other incentives to keep these coaches on staff? Was it "I'm leaving no matter what" or simply no one cared these coaches were leaving? I wonder.

Clarkrm0706 writes:

I plan on repeating this thought several times over the next few weeks so sorry to the readers of these comments for your early exposure. I have read many stories lately on Pat Summit, former vols promoting UT and former coaches helping us to greatness.
The funny part is how low the number of comments from "true vol fans". The number of comments under these stories have actually been in the low teens?
Why don't we go ahead and change the name of most "true vol fans" to Vol for life, what have you done for me lately?
Really, please stop preaching VFL if you are only interested in the last 2 years and only in football because I really believe you are missing the point!

BigVolFaninSC writes:

in response to Navaloranges:

Don't let the POSERS and TROLLS on this site fool you. The vast majority of Vol fans know Dooley can coach. We KNOW he's been behind the 8 ball, and we understand that we've been rebuilding, and how long the process takes to run it's course, and how long it takes to replinish such a decimated roster. The only folks that don't get it are the instant gratification fans, the POSERS, and the TROLLS. There aren't near as many of them as it appears on this site. There's "award winning" Troll forces at work here.

We had good coaches in 2011, just not the jimmies and joes we needed. Now we have more jimmies and joes, and an improved coaching staff. The rebuilding process is advancing in the right direction. The whiners and POSERS will disappear soon enough.

I agree with the exception of the whiners and posers disappearing! Count me on board with us heading in the right direction and we should see an improvement this year on the field. I'm not predicting a title or anything, but we should start to see more quality execution this year for sure! I miss football!

ProfessionalHandicapper writes:

in response to Navaloranges:

Don't let the POSERS and TROLLS on this site fool you. The vast majority of Vol fans know Dooley can coach. We KNOW he's been behind the 8 ball, and we understand that we've been rebuilding, and how long the process takes to run it's course, and how long it takes to replinish such a decimated roster. The only folks that don't get it are the instant gratification fans, the POSERS, and the TROLLS. There aren't near as many of them as it appears on this site. There's "award winning" Troll forces at work here.

We had good coaches in 2011, just not the jimmies and joes we needed. Now we have more jimmies and joes, and an improved coaching staff. The rebuilding process is advancing in the right direction. The whiners and POSERS will disappear soon enough.

Trolls ,Trolls Trolls, that's all you people can say when the truth is spoken. First off if Dooley could coach he would have at least 1 win in his career over a Top 50 program, much less a Top 25. Second off he has never won a game as an underdog..NEVER!! Third when all your assistants bolt to other schools for no more money or higher ranking positions, it shows they just want out of this mess and know when Dooley falls they all fall. When former players like Gerald Jones tells a recruit to chose Auburn, and other Seniors tell you the team quit, that is hardly behind the 8ball as you put it. La Tech loves Dykes and gave him an extension and a raise as they know they got a much better deal than Dooley and he took them to a nice Bowl, while your wonderboy sat home with the rest of you Vol fans during Bowl season. I quess it's Kiffin or Fulmers fault UT lost to Randy Sanders with a WR at QB.. I dont think you speak for many Vol fans. Dooley has never been a winner, so how do know he can coach? HILARIOUS!!!!

Clarkrm0706 writes:

in response to ProfessionalHandicapper:

Trolls ,Trolls Trolls, that's all you people can say when the truth is spoken. First off if Dooley could coach he would have at least 1 win in his career over a Top 50 program, much less a Top 25. Second off he has never won a game as an underdog..NEVER!! Third when all your assistants bolt to other schools for no more money or higher ranking positions, it shows they just want out of this mess and know when Dooley falls they all fall. When former players like Gerald Jones tells a recruit to chose Auburn, and other Seniors tell you the team quit, that is hardly behind the 8ball as you put it. La Tech loves Dykes and gave him an extension and a raise as they know they got a much better deal than Dooley and he took them to a nice Bowl, while your wonderboy sat home with the rest of you Vol fans during Bowl season. I quess it's Kiffin or Fulmers fault UT lost to Randy Sanders with a WR at QB.. I dont think you speak for many Vol fans. Dooley has never been a winner, so how do know he can coach? HILARIOUS!!!!

Decent points, too bad your previous statements render your opinions "unqualified"

Clarkrm0706 writes:

in response to toddyboy:

(This comment was removed by the site staff.)

Not really, I call you a troll because I have never read positive comments from you.
Doesn't matter if the subject is a new coach like Dooley or a tried and true favorite like Summitt. It is almost as if you are only interested in spreading negativity.
Hope I didn't overstep my bounds, just calling it like I see it. "just sayin".

volfast40time writes:

man more turnover on the staff is not good, hope we find a good replacement

Stooley_Dinks writes:

in response to thevoice:

Not sure where the evidence is that "most fans know Dooley can coach." First, I don't know anyone who thinks he's a decent coach. Second, I'd love to see some evidence that demonstrates he can. I have his coaching record, his second half gaffs, a slew of coaching turnover, a loss to UK, relative mediocre recruiting, and numerous off-the-field whiffs and media blunders.

Sure we all want UT to win, but that doesn't mean we have to blindly think we have the coach to resurrect the program. Some folks look at facts. Others live on hope. Not all who "troll" are anti-orange.

Intelligent response only.

Come on Voice. You know by now that the "Real Fans" have a lot of secret knowledge that the rest of us do not. They transcend above things like Records, History, Press Conferences, Game Decisions, Play Calls, Reality, and Facts.

So you will not get any intelligent responses, per se. Only accusations, name calling, and baseless rants.

Anyway, I hate to disappoint you, but those who oppose your objective views are not going to have a lot of intelligence in their responses.

VolGrad writes:

in response to mtnsvol44:

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Dude, I remember when gas was just .35/gal.
(that's a YES)

Think Orange! Go Vols!!!

Stooley_Dinks writes:

in response to frblalack:

AMEN BROTHER!!! BIG ORANGE FOR LIFE!!!

Whooooo....Play some Skynard!!!

I love them dang Vols so much that I don't care if Dooley loses. They're so good, they ain't even gotta win.

Hey Yuck! Wooooo....Go Vols!!! For Life!!! SUPERSTAR!!!!

DwayneElizondoMountainDewHerbertCamacho writes:

in response to Navaloranges:

Don't let the POSERS and TROLLS on this site fool you. The vast majority of Vol fans know Dooley can coach. We KNOW he's been behind the 8 ball, and we understand that we've been rebuilding, and how long the process takes to run it's course, and how long it takes to replinish such a decimated roster. The only folks that don't get it are the instant gratification fans, the POSERS, and the TROLLS. There aren't near as many of them as it appears on this site. There's "award winning" Troll forces at work here.

We had good coaches in 2011, just not the jimmies and joes we needed. Now we have more jimmies and joes, and an improved coaching staff. The rebuilding process is advancing in the right direction. The whiners and POSERS will disappear soon enough.

When Dooley loses again next year, be prepared to have this whole comment thrown back into your face. Those "award winning Troll forces" are basically a lot of people who have access to the part of their brain that governs common sense.

But don't worry. Your boy will have one more year and when he loses to Florida in Neyland Stadium, you can come online and defend him again.

orange_eVOLution writes:

Bo Pelini is a nut job. Joseph ain't goin' nowhere.

chattabluetick writes:

If he was the reason for getting half the class we just signed than by all means out bid the corn-shuckers and hang on to him. The "N" on their helmut stands for Not what we used-to-be either. They are not winning anything like they did in the past either. Throw CTJ a bone and keep him, spring practice just around the corner. P. S. think Tee Martin know anything about coaching D. B.'s ,lets pull the rug out from under "LIL Lane" see how he likes it. Maybe not a good idea, What if Tee turned us down?

VolFanInTheBoro (Inactive) writes:

in response to ProfessionalHandicapper:

Trolls ,Trolls Trolls, that's all you people can say when the truth is spoken. First off if Dooley could coach he would have at least 1 win in his career over a Top 50 program, much less a Top 25. Second off he has never won a game as an underdog..NEVER!! Third when all your assistants bolt to other schools for no more money or higher ranking positions, it shows they just want out of this mess and know when Dooley falls they all fall. When former players like Gerald Jones tells a recruit to chose Auburn, and other Seniors tell you the team quit, that is hardly behind the 8ball as you put it. La Tech loves Dykes and gave him an extension and a raise as they know they got a much better deal than Dooley and he took them to a nice Bowl, while your wonderboy sat home with the rest of you Vol fans during Bowl season. I quess it's Kiffin or Fulmers fault UT lost to Randy Sanders with a WR at QB.. I dont think you speak for many Vol fans. Dooley has never been a winner, so how do know he can coach? HILARIOUS!!!!

What has James Franklin done? At least Dooley didn't tamper with another teams players like Franklin did Maryland's

VolFanInTheBoro (Inactive) writes:

in response to DwayneElizondoMountainDewHerbertCamacho:

When Dooley loses again next year, be prepared to have this whole comment thrown back into your face. Those "award winning Troll forces" are basically a lot of people who have access to the part of their brain that governs common sense.

But don't worry. Your boy will have one more year and when he loses to Florida in Neyland Stadium, you can come online and defend him again.

Thats why you are an award winning troll, not a Vol fan. You want the Vols to lose to Florida so you can throw it back in someones face

Witch_Doctors writes:

in response to BIVOLAR_BEAR:

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Witch Doctor say KNS needed a troll refresh..lol. Just like Westknoxrepub that only predicted NO MORE THAN 12 wins for the BBall team ...Soon as you start going and using their old post the change names. lol
Bones never lie.
*couple are just idiots ...its getting hard to tell between. haha

bvol1inSC writes:

in response to thevoice:

Not sure where the evidence is that "most fans know Dooley can coach." First, I don't know anyone who thinks he's a decent coach. Second, I'd love to see some evidence that demonstrates he can. I have his coaching record, his second half gaffs, a slew of coaching turnover, a loss to UK, relative mediocre recruiting, and numerous off-the-field whiffs and media blunders.

Sure we all want UT to win, but that doesn't mean we have to blindly think we have the coach to resurrect the program. Some folks look at facts. Others live on hope. Not all who "troll" are anti-orange.

Intelligent response only.

Honest to God! Good post "thevoice." I've been very critical of Dooley for the last 4 mos...I've pointed out all of his strengths and weaknesses as far as his behaviors are concerned...and "where's the beef"/evidence w/Dooley that many on this board worship??? How does anyone have confidence vs. "hope" that he can coach and lead? I'm "going along" and supporting him for 2012 because it appears that Hart is behind him, has surrounded him with great assistants and position coaches and he's finally got some good veterans to go along with some good, new talent. Time for Dooley to PROVE himself. It would be great to see Joseph turn down NEB...from my perspective, that would be a nice win for Dooley. If Joseph chooses to leave for that God-forsaken, miserable year-round, Nebraska tundra, what does that tell us about Dooley? Joseph made $225K, and the coach that left NEB for LSU made $200K last year. How much would NEB kick up Joseph's offer to lure him away? How much would Hart pay him to stay? I'd like to hear/read some insightful perpsectives on this...

VolinCalif writes:

in response to VolGrad:

Dude, I remember when gas was just .35/gal.
(that's a YES)

Think Orange! Go Vols!!!

$.35! You are just a young'n. it was only $.14 in 50. There wasn't anywhere to buy it in the 40's so who really remembers the price. But kerosene was only .06 Coke's were 6 for a quarter.

GerryOP writes:

Two years into what many have said is a 4-6 year rebuilding project. But, why listen to anyone else ... demand success NOW. If wins can't be delivered instantly, throw the scoundrels out and start another 4-6 year rebuilding project ... and demand success after 2 years.

bvol1inSC writes:

in response to tovolny:

First of all, DOOLEY is an outstanding coach. He will be a highly sought after guy soon, and I am hoping he will still be on Rocky Top.

Now, if Terry Joseph is the type of coach his repretation indicates, then we should all expect others to be calling. This is leverage in the coaches favor, so I am expecting Hart and Dooley to respond accordingly and up his compensation to out duel Nabraska. This means that Dooley has to request it, and Hart has to react in a higher management sense.......I believe we keep him.

Just as you would ask me how I know Dooley is not a good coach, I would ask you how you know he is an "outstanding" coach!?! I'm hoping that he works with all the tools he has in 2012 and we have a "Vol" season and that he proves himself worthy of his position. I was just asking for some perspective on Joseph...hope you are right on that. Moreover, Dooley needs a "win"...and if Joseph stays, hopefully that will be the first of many victories for Dooley and the Vols in 2012 (not that the recruiting class wasn't a solid "win" too).

absgovols writes:

in response to NashvillePreds:

Intelligent

I agree with both Volman2010's assessment of you and yours of him - 'nough said...

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