Last year's Kentucky loss set stage for Tennessee's dismal 2012 season

Kentucky set in motion the emotion felt this season

Tennessee linebacker Herman Lathers tries to hold Vanderbilt running back Zac Stacy close to the goal line at Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville on Saturday. (AMY SMOTHERMAN BURGESS/NEWS SENTINEL)

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Tennessee linebacker Herman Lathers tries to hold Vanderbilt running back Zac Stacy close to the goal line at Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville on Saturday. (AMY SMOTHERMAN BURGESS/NEWS SENTINEL)

Tennessee's defensive back Prentiss Waggner (23) returns an interception against NC State during the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL)

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Tennessee's defensive back Prentiss Waggner (23) returns an interception against NC State during the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL)

Charlie Daniel's cartoon for the Vols game against Kentucky at Neyland Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012.

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Charlie Daniel's cartoon for the Vols game against Kentucky at Neyland Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012.

The end of the Derek Dooley era came last Sunday, shortly after Tennessee was stomped by Vanderbilt in a loss that guaranteed the Vols would finish with a losing record for the third consecutive season.

But the beginning of the end came one year ago, when Kentucky stunned Tennessee 10-7 in Lexington to snap a 26-game winning streak in the series.

The Vols (4-7, 0-7 SEC) and Wildcats (2-9, 0-7) meet again today (TV: WVLT, 12:21 p.m.) in a game that features an interim coach (Tennessee's Jim Chaney) and a lame-duck one (Kentucky's Joker Phillips).

Last year's loss cost Tennessee an opportunity to play in a bowl game, but the repercussions for Dooley's tenure were even more severe. Fans were furious, and the defeat guaranteed that Dooley would enter the 2012 season on the "hot seat." Assistant coaches started dusting off their resumes. Seven left during the offseason, many in search of a more stable situation.

Today, the coaches that came in to replace the seven that left are also likely coaching their last game in orange, but not by choice. Thirteen seniors are also departing, including linebacker Herman Lathers, offensive lineman Dallas Thomas, tight end Mychal Rivera and receiver Zach Rogers.

Juniors Tyler Bray, Justin Hunter, Cordarrelle Patterson and Ja'Wuan James could also depart early to enter the NFL draft.

"Our whole motto this week is playing for the seniors and not worrying about what happened in the past and all of the distractions that are going on right now," said Lathers.

But how many fans will be at Neyland Stadium for the send-off? Tennessee fans may understandably be more interested in the coaching search than the final game of a depressing season. Kentucky fans are more attuned to their defending national champion basketball team. Many students will be home for Thanksgiving.

Tennessee said earlier this week that it had sold about 81,000 tickets, although not all of those fans will likely find their way to the stadium.

A new coach could energize ticket sales which have lagged since Tennessee's struggles began in 2008.

In the meantime, players have vowed they haven't thrown in the towel on the season.

"There's definitely fight," said Lathers. "The whole offseason and throughout everything that's happened this year we stuck together. (The season) wasn't what we expected and what we thought was going to happen, but we fought all year. I think we've got a lot of fight still in us. We'll see Saturday and hopefully we'll come out with the result that we want."

Despite Tennessee's struggles this year, it is still a 14-point favorite today, and a loss by the Vols would be historic. Although the 26-year streak ended last year, Tennessee still has a 13-game winning streak against Kentucky at Neyland Stadium, last losing in 1984.

"No matter how successful of a season you have or how bad of a season you have, if you lose that last game, that's going to be a bad taste in your mouth no matter what your record is," said senior Prentiss Waggner. "To come out with a win is going to be positive no matter what the record is."

Seniors also haven't forgotten last year's dismal finish and how it bled into this even more dismal season.

"Any loss will eat away at you, but that (Kentucky) one especially," Rogers said. "We want to go out and avenge that one."

Evan Woodbery covers Tennessee football. Follow him at www.Twitter.com/TennesseeBeat.

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GloryDays writes:

Dooley should have been fired after last years loss to Kentucky. Dooley is a loser, and he influenced some of the current Vols to care more about themselves than the team. Dooley was the problem.

PUL4VOLS writes:

I couldn't disagree more. This year, despite last year's dismal ending, began with hope and expectation. Last year is last year. What happened this year has nothing to do with losses this year which should never have taken place. All Dooley distracters get your wish. I just hope you know what you are getting. While I do not disagree with his being fired, I can only hope the next hire is already assured and a homerun.Otherwise, we pretty well begin where we were when Dooley was hired. The biggest losers are all who keep piling on after a coach is gone. Get a life and get on with it when you get it. The Vols begin a new era tomorrow and we will see where that leads.

smokedoctor writes:

Ummm. I think you need to check your facts. TN last lost at home in 1984. You should be fired too! SEE YA!

Vol_in_Mich writes:

The hiring of Dooley after Kiffey left for his dream job (which everyone on here knew he would, "Oh I hope Kiffin & Co, will stay 3 or 4 years before they bolt for USC & we will be great" remember that?) is what set the stage for this years losing season. I'm afraid the Vols will suffer many more before they work their way back to the middle of the SEC pack, no matter who's the coach.

GBO - Beat Kentucky!

BigOrangeRock writes:

... and dismal it was.

Hire Fulmer back as interim. Let's go.

THe rock has spoken.

TKO writes:

The more time passes may indicate hart is looking at an active coach. I believe it was gruden or petrino, news would have leaked. Just an opinion...active coach? Golden , Mora, Grundy???

hooverd283#563729 writes:

Charlie Strong or Gary Patterson would be a home run for the Vols.

Vol_fanatic_666 writes:

UT should begin to play soccer in Neyand Stadium. They have entered the third-world of football, so goooooooooooooo for futbol, senoritas.

OLROCKYTOP writes:

Lets quit talking about the KY Loss last year and go on with life. I was there and I would just as soon forget about it as to keep bringing it up.

pdhuff#552644 writes:

It all looks up from here.

GBO

volinlouisvilleky writes:

Dooley is gone! The fans/troops can be regrouped! All that stayed away from Neyland because of the coach can come back! Support the team and show the new coach we UT fans can walk the walk!

OgSlov!

UT4prez writes:

This is part of my post from another article responding to collegegrovebilly. I post here because it seems pretty on topic for this article.

"Being realistic, they weren't going to fire him after KY. There was no chance for fans to leave empty seats because it was the last game. Then came this year. The hype of a fresh season got most people excited, including me, so people wanted to show up and support the team. Then they played pretty well in beating NC St and got even more excitement building for the UF game. So there's no way where we are today can logically be blamed on fans. I don't buy it. That stadium rocked during the UF game. It rocked like it hasn't in years. After that game it hasn't been the same. The fans started showing their displeasure after that game the way you feel they should and every game it got worse and worse. You simply won't go from 100K one week to 0 the next week. It takes time to get to 60K like at Troy."

orangecountyvols writes:

in response to GlennFordsFoible:

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Hey Jeffery Ford's Foible,

Speaking of a stench.............the overwhelming majority of us are convinced you are it......troll.

Derek Dooley may be officially gone from the sidelines, however he obviously lives on with you. He will apparently always be etched in your mind as you lie awake at night whining your nights away. The rest of us are moving ahead.

You lag far behind toiling with your consuming nature.

No, losing for the Vol fans is not great. But we are surely losing with you here.

10seVol85_Part_Deux writes:

in response to volinlouisvilleky:

Dooley is gone! The fans/troops can be regrouped! All that stayed away from Neyland because of the coach can come back! Support the team and show the new coach we UT fans can walk the walk!

OgSlov!

No, all who stayed away because of the coach should stay away now too. They aren't real fans. Real fans don't go to games because of the coach. They go because of the team -- the players.

PinballWizard writes:

The only reason I care about this game is because of the seniors. I hope they leave on a high note...especially Lathers.

shipperman#280095 writes:

in response to BigOrangeRock:

... and dismal it was.

Hire Fulmer back as interim. Let's go.

THe rock has spoken.

And the rock is STUPID! FULMER IS DONE HERE, Get over it

vol68 writes:

in response to BigOrangeRock:

... and dismal it was.

Hire Fulmer back as interim. Let's go.

THe rock has spoken.

Bring back Coach Fulmer with a 5 year deal, he makes T Martin Assistant Head Coach--Head Coach in Waiting

shipperman#280095 writes:

in response to vol68:

Bring back Coach Fulmer with a 5 year deal, he makes T Martin Assistant Head Coach--Head Coach in Waiting

Tee Martin is on Lane Kiffin's staff, enough said there, and Fulmer couldn't beat today's teams for sure. Saban, Spurrier, Richt, Miles, etc would have him for lunch

FWBVol writes:

in response to shipperman#280095:

Tee Martin is on Lane Kiffin's staff, enough said there, and Fulmer couldn't beat today's teams for sure. Saban, Spurrier, Richt, Miles, etc would have him for lunch

I supported Fulmer until the end, but I even I don't think it would be good to bring him back at this point and time.

That said, Tee Martin, while it's true that he is coaching at USC for Kiffin, has made it well known that he is interested in returning to Tennessee if Hart makes a solid hire for the next head coach.

orange_eVOLution writes:

Fulmer got fired and will N E V E R be back.

GET OVER IT. Think ahead, Dooley gone, new coach, new staff, whatever, Fulmer ain't EVER coming back.

Deal with it.

DebKY writes:

A Kentucky booster has put on his facebook naming Petrino as Kentucky's next head coach. Regardless of his reputation, he will win because of his access to Calipari's bank account!
If Tennessee wants to revive the program to its former glory, put the money on the table!
GO BIG ORANGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tdvol1989 writes:

in response to PUL4VOLS:

I couldn't disagree more. This year, despite last year's dismal ending, began with hope and expectation. Last year is last year. What happened this year has nothing to do with losses this year which should never have taken place. All Dooley distracters get your wish. I just hope you know what you are getting. While I do not disagree with his being fired, I can only hope the next hire is already assured and a homerun.Otherwise, we pretty well begin where we were when Dooley was hired. The biggest losers are all who keep piling on after a coach is gone. Get a life and get on with it when you get it. The Vols begin a new era tomorrow and we will see where that leads.

Yeah, Dooley was a great coach. If he had 5 more years, he could prove the trolls wrong by beating Vandy, Kentucky, and Mizzou all in a row. I don't know why people expect more than 7 wins at a school like Tennessee. No other school East of the Mississippi, with a split time zone, that is both South of the Mason Dixon line AND North of a line drawn from Columbia, SC to Oxford, MS, that doesn't touch the ocean, and touches more than 5 border states, with a mascot not associated with a cat, in a conference with 2 divisions or more, that has never won a Heisman trophy, and is undefeated in games rescheduled as a result of a hurricane in games played in the state of Florida has any chance of winning consistently more than 7 games a season.

REAL fans accept losing and don't care about stupid play calls because they know that super human intellect can overcome woeful recruiting classes even though consistently ranked in the Top 20. Only Vols for Life realize that Dooley was actually a genius who was the victim of Recruiting Service fraud as they tried to over rate the quality of UT's players. The truth is that the win over Troy was a huge upset. It was unrealistic to predict 10 wins and yet expect more than 2 wins. Dooley deserves credit for keeping the Vandy game close. True fans know this. Vols for Life know that Dooley is way better than Jon Gruden and will not be fooled by the new coach's so-called "success" after winning 9 games with Dooley's players.

Loser Trolls will have to suffer through 1 winning season after the other until they finally figure out that losing with Dooley with class was so much better than winning. Seriously, how many Staph infection outbreaks occurred with Dooley? How many times did opposing coaches complain about the Vols running up the score?!? You idiot trolls. You will never know the joy it would bring to teach men how to lose gracefully and give Vanderbilt the chance to be an SEC power. To lose big is to win big. Opportunity is Nowhere...forever!

Show-me-your-TDs writes:

in response to vol68:

Bring back Coach Fulmer with a 5 year deal, he makes T Martin Assistant Head Coach--Head Coach in Waiting

I thought my boy Philip was retired...anyway .. go big or go home... let's go pro this time.. amiture football means amiture coaches.. here's a list of pro football coaches that's got head coaching experience, some of them anyway.
Jack Del Rio DC Broncos
Jim Haslett DC Redskins
Don Capers DC Green Bay
Josh McDaniels OC New England
Tony Sparano OC New York Jets
Rob Ryan DC Dallas
Tom Clements OC Green Bay
And here's a list of TV coaches That I think are worth looking at
Brian Billick
Steve Mariucci
Jimmy Johnson
John Gruden
Bill Cowher
And wild card of mine that should get an interview... Greg Williams
If we have Gruden money we got money for everybody on this list

tdvol1989 writes:

(This comment was removed by the site staff.)

VolzsFan writes:

Evan like most of you predicted 8-10 wins this year. Remember that. As for the crowds in 2008, here is the numbers.

UAB 98,205
Florida 106,138
N. Illinois 99,539
Miss State 98,239
Alabama 106138
Wyoming 99,489
Kentucky 102,388

I hope everyone is enjoying their predictions and their change!!! LOL!!!!

Geofffourmyle writes:

in response to GlennFordsFoible:

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This season turned out exactly the way I thought it would.

Walt

UT '81

CroKev writes:

in response to Geofffourmyle:

This season turned out exactly the way I thought it would.

Walt

UT '81

Unfortunately, you turned out exactly the way your parents and teachers thought you would as well...

mlynn1 writes:

in response to VolzsFan:

Evan like most of you predicted 8-10 wins this year. Remember that. As for the crowds in 2008, here is the numbers.

UAB 98,205
Florida 106,138
N. Illinois 99,539
Miss State 98,239
Alabama 106138
Wyoming 99,489
Kentucky 102,388

I hope everyone is enjoying their predictions and their change!!! LOL!!!!

What is your purpose? To antagonize? You don't feel good about youself so you don't want anyone else to feel good? Maybe you need to seek help.

FearTheVols1252 writes:

in response to GlennFordsFoible:

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Much worse than when he arrived?? Wow... are you THAT stupid?? Do you not remember the mess Kiffin left, or do you just hate Dooley so much that that you're willing to completely ignore the mess he inherited? Granted, firing him was the right thing to do, but the program is MUCH more attractive to a prospective coach now than it was when Dooley took over. Get your head out of your arse!

rocky_topper writes:

I agree with the article. That showing in Lexington sealed it for me. I agree that DD should have been fired that night, and a few of them should've been benched and NEVER been allowed to wear the orange uniform again! No pride, no leadership, and no loyalty to the program was evident in that game by a few of the players, and that has carried over this season. Hope some of them move on!

cloudodust writes:

CDD is the current scapegoat to the legend of one Mike Hamilton. Good ol' MH single-handedly sent every top prospect HC running in the opposite direction due to his mis-handling of the program's personnel under his tutelage. MH, like so many big-headed ego-maniacs so wanted to put his stamp of success on Tennessee's program that he rolled the bones and lost...big time. In retrospect, Tennessee would have been better off battling through with Fulmer than by allowing MH to set the program back to where it ended last week (or will it be this week..?). Hart has a 97% chance to restore this university's standing. May he succeed where Hammy failed.

iowavol writes:

in response to PUL4VOLS:

I couldn't disagree more. This year, despite last year's dismal ending, began with hope and expectation. Last year is last year. What happened this year has nothing to do with losses this year which should never have taken place. All Dooley distracters get your wish. I just hope you know what you are getting. While I do not disagree with his being fired, I can only hope the next hire is already assured and a homerun.Otherwise, we pretty well begin where we were when Dooley was hired. The biggest losers are all who keep piling on after a coach is gone. Get a life and get on with it when you get it. The Vols begin a new era tomorrow and we will see where that leads.

I couldn't agree with you more, great post. Dooley did an incredible job considering... His biggest issue was a bad decision in hiring Sunseri or not stepping in sooner. With a defense 90% as good as last year, we are 9-2 at least and having a discussion about new recruits we've picked up along the way.

What many who know nothing about coaching continue to disparage about is the lack of on field leadership that Dooley was lacking. Bray, when things got tough he ran off the field, didn't bring it. And Sunseri kept things so confused on the other side of the ball he nullified Lather's leadership ability.

Bottom line, this program has improved over the last few years and we owe Dooley a lot of credit. We certainly owe him some respect for putting his family through what they have endured.

ashvol7 writes:

in response to BigOrangeRock:

... and dismal it was.

Hire Fulmer back as interim. Let's go.

THe rock has spoken.

So we can start this miss all over again. He was the cause of all of this too begin with. We even paid him 6 mil to get to go through this. Should have been fired long before he was, got lazy, terrible recruiting and went to pot when when Cut left.

arkyvol writes:

the last time the vols had three consecutive losing seasons, horses and wagons were regular sights on gay street. yet, we were assured that d.d. just needed more time and would lay a solid foundation. i don't doubt that a foundation has been laid. it wouldn't surprise me that the vols follow the d.d. fiasco with two or three more losing seasons unless they're lucky enough to get a football genius. quite the body of work! thanks again, hammy.

DeltaCharlie3 writes:

But I thought the amazing, astounding, most incredibly impressive win ever, over juggernaut NC State was what set the stage for the 2012 season, no?

Sir_Spanky writes:

in response to FearTheVols1252:

Much worse than when he arrived?? Wow... are you THAT stupid?? Do you not remember the mess Kiffin left, or do you just hate Dooley so much that that you're willing to completely ignore the mess he inherited? Granted, firing him was the right thing to do, but the program is MUCH more attractive to a prospective coach now than it was when Dooley took over. Get your head out of your arse!

If you go by wins and losses it's not. I could go on, but I'll leave it at that.

eepwlg writes:

in response to TKO:

The more time passes may indicate hart is looking at an active coach. I believe it was gruden or petrino, news would have leaked. Just an opinion...active coach? Golden , Mora, Grundy???

Miami is going to have more violations coming because they have self imposed penalties. Forget Golden, and while we're at it, Petrino too.

FearTheVols1252 writes:

in response to collegegrovebilly:

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Yes, but much of that record can be directly associated with the depleted roster he inherited. Granted his inability to hire a proven DC led to his ultimate demise, but the roster is MUCH more manageable and appealing to a big name coach. If Wilcox stayed our record would have likely been very different.

UT4prez writes:

in response to DeltaCharlie3:

But I thought the amazing, astounding, most incredibly impressive win ever, over juggernaut NC State was what set the stage for the 2012 season, no?

It turned out to be exactly what it was that day. A nice win over a decent team. Some fans lost their minds and, well, turned into fanatics with that win and again when NC St upset FSU.

I don't pretend to know a ton about football but I've watched enough to know you don't put too much into any one game good or bad.

How about your boys? Sure didn't see 10-1 coming. I think they've played above their heads which usually means good coaching. They've had a great year and have 2 games left. I'm sure you'll be rooting for the Flying Kiffin's tonight. Of course that is if your boys take care of business. What a great day of football!

For the TN-KY game, avert your eyes! Don't look directly at it!

SevenT writes:

in response to titletownz:

(This comment was removed by the site staff.)

I agree!! I just love Thanksgiving followed by a good old fashioned ash whippin of the Vols

GBB

PUL4VOLS writes:

in response to tdvol1989:

Yeah, Dooley was a great coach. If he had 5 more years, he could prove the trolls wrong by beating Vandy, Kentucky, and Mizzou all in a row. I don't know why people expect more than 7 wins at a school like Tennessee. No other school East of the Mississippi, with a split time zone, that is both South of the Mason Dixon line AND North of a line drawn from Columbia, SC to Oxford, MS, that doesn't touch the ocean, and touches more than 5 border states, with a mascot not associated with a cat, in a conference with 2 divisions or more, that has never won a Heisman trophy, and is undefeated in games rescheduled as a result of a hurricane in games played in the state of Florida has any chance of winning consistently more than 7 games a season.

REAL fans accept losing and don't care about stupid play calls because they know that super human intellect can overcome woeful recruiting classes even though consistently ranked in the Top 20. Only Vols for Life realize that Dooley was actually a genius who was the victim of Recruiting Service fraud as they tried to over rate the quality of UT's players. The truth is that the win over Troy was a huge upset. It was unrealistic to predict 10 wins and yet expect more than 2 wins. Dooley deserves credit for keeping the Vandy game close. True fans know this. Vols for Life know that Dooley is way better than Jon Gruden and will not be fooled by the new coach's so-called "success" after winning 9 games with Dooley's players.

Loser Trolls will have to suffer through 1 winning season after the other until they finally figure out that losing with Dooley with class was so much better than winning. Seriously, how many Staph infection outbreaks occurred with Dooley? How many times did opposing coaches complain about the Vols running up the score?!? You idiot trolls. You will never know the joy it would bring to teach men how to lose gracefully and give Vanderbilt the chance to be an SEC power. To lose big is to win big. Opportunity is Nowhere...forever!

OK, I have no idea where YOU came from but please, please Go back there. Your post makes NO SENSE!

licknpromise777#651578 writes:

in response to PinballWizard:

The only reason I care about this game is because of the seniors. I hope they leave on a high note...especially Lathers.

Totally agree.These seniors deserved better but guys like Wagner have only themselves to blame..

cloudodust writes:

in response to DeltaCharlie3:

But I thought the amazing, astounding, most incredibly impressive win ever, over juggernaut NC State was what set the stage for the 2012 season, no?

IMO, one of the most impressive wins was over Florida and Spurious at the bog, circa 2001. A great farewell gift to Stevie...Another was Majors beating Notre Dame at South Bend. Today, well, here's to hoping more memories will be made tomorrow at other's expense.

pcorange writes:

in response to collegegrovebilly:

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Amen and Amen! The "stability" we got with another season of Coach Dooley was a third losing season in a row. If that is stability, I'd rather we were unstable.

gobigorange5090 writes:

in response to titletownz:

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Do you have information that any have?

wigmeister writes:

in response to Show-me-your-TDs:

I thought my boy Philip was retired...anyway .. go big or go home... let's go pro this time.. amiture football means amiture coaches.. here's a list of pro football coaches that's got head coaching experience, some of them anyway.
Jack Del Rio DC Broncos
Jim Haslett DC Redskins
Don Capers DC Green Bay
Josh McDaniels OC New England
Tony Sparano OC New York Jets
Rob Ryan DC Dallas
Tom Clements OC Green Bay
And here's a list of TV coaches That I think are worth looking at
Brian Billick
Steve Mariucci
Jimmy Johnson
John Gruden
Bill Cowher
And wild card of mine that should get an interview... Greg Williams
If we have Gruden money we got money for everybody on this list

You forgot John Madden! Bet all the players have played his video game! They already know his system.

pcorange writes:

in response to 10seVol85_Part_Deux:

No, all who stayed away because of the coach should stay away now too. They aren't real fans. Real fans don't go to games because of the coach. They go because of the team -- the players.

That ticks me off to the high heavens. Do you really think other teams' fans keep packing the stadium for a coach in the midst of his third losing season, who very obviously would never be able to "get over the hump"? The only we fans have of effecting a change is to withhold our money. Otherwise, we would be looking at a fourth losing season right now. I had resigned myself to not attending any more games until Dooley was gone. Thousands of others had, too. That does not mean we are not fans of UT football, it means we wanted a change at head coach and it was the only means at our disposal to get attention placed toward our cause.

underthehill writes:

81,000 tickets sold for this game..says the UT fan base is 2nd to none...I hope the senoirs play hard and get the win..

Vol_USArmy_Soldier writes:

in response to iowavol:

I couldn't agree with you more, great post. Dooley did an incredible job considering... His biggest issue was a bad decision in hiring Sunseri or not stepping in sooner. With a defense 90% as good as last year, we are 9-2 at least and having a discussion about new recruits we've picked up along the way.

What many who know nothing about coaching continue to disparage about is the lack of on field leadership that Dooley was lacking. Bray, when things got tough he ran off the field, didn't bring it. And Sunseri kept things so confused on the other side of the ball he nullified Lather's leadership ability.

Bottom line, this program has improved over the last few years and we owe Dooley a lot of credit. We certainly owe him some respect for putting his family through what they have endured.

Negative Ghost Rider. The only thing that UT owes Double D is a whole lot of money - $5 million to be exact. A lifetime of UT-subsidized welfare I'm sure will ease whatever emotional suffering still lingers.

BeRealistic writes:

Best of luck Seniors. Let's give KY a good thrashing today. We have got more important things to take care of now instead of harping on the past.

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