KNOXVILLE — Was this a victory or a stay of execution?
I’m leaning toward the latter. While you must give Derek Dooley credit for staying the course and coaching his Tennessee Vols to a 55-48 win over Troy on Saturday afternoon, the fallout is undeniable.
When your team must score two touchdowns in the final three minutes to beat a middle-of-the-pack Sun Belt team in a shootout, something is terribly, terribly amiss. There is simply no excuse for Tennessee to be this mediocre and this utterly defenseless.
It all comes back to Dooley. In his third season as UT coach, the Vols are just 4-5 and still haven’t beaten anyone of real consequence on his watch.
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