Twitter reaction from current and former Tennessee players on coach Derek Dooley's firing:
Corey Alexander@coreyralexander (Sr., DB)
As I enter my final week as a Vol my heart is heavy. Pain surrounds me, but there is hope for the future. Forever a Volunteer #senior #VFL
Tyler Drummer@tdrum12 (Jr., WR)
Truly thankful for the opportunities Dooley has given me! I pray and hope for the best for him and his family! #VFL
Herman Lathers@HermanLathers34 (Sr., LB)
Strength does nt come from winning! U'r struggles develop ur strengths! Wen u go through hardships n decide nt 2 surrender, that's strength!
Justin Meredith@cjmeredith82 (Fr., TE)
I just want to thank Dooley for giving me the opportunity to be a Vol! My best wishes go to him and his family.
Byron Moore@bmoore3vfl (Jr., DB)
Would of never thought back in the summer the season would turn out this way..gotta finish it right for the seniors one more time at home
Danny O'Brien@dandiesel13 (Fr., DL)
This just aint a good weekend for me
Nathan Peterman@NatePeterman (Fr., QB)
Alan Posey@CozyPosey67 (Fr., OL)
A HUGE thank you to Coach Dooley for all he has done for me. For believing in me that I could play at UT. Wish him nothing but the best.
Mychal Rivera@MychalRivera (Sr., TE)
I'm A #VFL And That's What Matters
Erik Ainge@ErikAinge3 (2004-07, QB)
Bye bye Dooley
Jonathan Crompton@jcromp8 (2006-09, QB)
I will be at the game on Sat but I was going no matter who the coach is! Hope yall were doing the same for OUR Vols! It's about the players!
Leonard Little@DBL_L_01 (1995-97, DE)
No excuses for not coming to the game. Let this team know its #VFL and u support them not matter what. Win,lose or draw
Shane Reveiz@Rane_Sheveiz30 (2009-11, LB)
Now I'm def going Sat. for support for my bros. Glad to see a change. Go Vols
Donte' Stallworth@DonteStallworth (1999-2001, WR)
Thanks to Derek Dooley and his staff for trying to restore prestige to our football program. Hopefully we can get back to glory soon #GoVols
Chris Walker@cwalk8432 (2007-10, DE)
We need some leaders to emerge in our program right now! Who will keep it together through the trial?! We all need to help pull it through!