“It’s just part of the profession,” said offensive lineman Ju’Wuan James. “When I got here, two days later, coach (Lane) Kiffin was gone. So it’s just another coach.”
“It’s just seemed weird not to see coach Dooley here to talk to us to start the week off, but once everything got started it was business as usual,” said safety Byron Moore.
Offensive lineman Antonio “Tiny” Richardson said Dooley’s firing didn’t come as a surprise.
“I anticipated it. I’m not going to lie,” he said. “It’s a business. Coaches come and go. That’s just the way it is. I love coach Dooley. He’s done a lot for me personally. I appreciate everything he’s done for me these last two years, but you’ve got to move forward.”
Evan Woodbery covers Tennessee football. Follow him at www.Twitter.com/TennesseeBeat.