That when finally came Sunday.
On the heels of the Volunteers getting embarrassed Saturday night by host Vanderbilt to the convincing sound for Vandy and demoralizing tune to UT of 41-18, it was time for the Dooley three-year experiment to come to a merciful end.
Sure, he inherited a mess. But Dooley only contributed to it.
Whether you agree with the decision of five years ago, the premature jettisoning of favorite son Phillip Fulmer as head coach before the season was complete was totally botched by then-athletic director Mike Hamilton. And then came Lane Kiffin as head coach for one season before he strolled off for the bright lights of the top coaching position at Southern Cal.
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