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manniesghost1903 writes:

Derek Dooley will finish the season but should the Vols be fortunate to finish 6-6 and be invited to a Bowl game (very doubtful) and interim Coach will be appointed from the staff.

jobrando#216494 writes:

in response to manniesghost1903:

Derek Dooley will finish the season but should the Vols be fortunate to finish 6-6 and be invited to a Bowl game (very doubtful) and interim Coach will be appointed from the staff.

he may finish the season but with no authority to prevent Tyler from calling timeouts as needed

graphpro#231211 writes:

Option C...
It should have already been done.

cgdmoats#408940 writes:

We need a recruiter more than a coach!

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

I can't see this team picking itself off the floor and winning against at Vandy..But, they are certainly capable of winning out and going to a bowl..GBO!!

DwayneElizondoMountainDewHerbertCamacho writes:

in response to cgdmoats#408940:

We need a recruiter more than a coach!

Yes! That's what we need! You know...I hear that Pete Carroll guy at USC had this amazing recruiter named Lane...something...I forget. Nick Saban recruits lights out so maybe we should hire his recruiting coordinator as our head coach...

Or...WE'VE TRIED THAT AND IT FAILED MISERABLY BOTH TIMES.

One day people at this University will realize that success breeds success. We need an X&O guy that can win with the sub top-15 recruiting classes that we have. Only after we start beating better competition will our recruiting take off. The whole idea that the head coach should be a recruiter first might work in Florida, Georgia, or California, but we need someone who can come in and out game the competition.

Prostar writes:

Had we won against Mizzou, Vandy and Ky, then I think it was iffy whether or not Dooley returned. With the loss to Mizzou and the way it happened I think Dooley sealed his fate. Who will our next coach be I don't know. What I do know is that I don't want Kirby Smart or anyone who is not already a head coach. Let me rephrase that, a "Proven" head coach.

tenndave writes:

What was Fulmer's records the last 3 years of his career? Just asking. Can we get our money back from Mike Hamilton.

tenndave writes:

As far as a new coach. Here would be my first set of questions if I were a candidate. 1. Justin are you staying. 2. Tyler are you staying. 2. Cordelle are you staying. If 3 yeses, then a good coach will come because he will have a NC caliber offense. Go back to the old 4-3 and recruit 2 Eric Berry's. Find one more big linebacker and 2 corner backs and you are on top. But if there is a bus load of defects leaving early, then maybe we can get Western Ky coach or maybe La Tech's coaches and we will have 4 more years of misery.

rockytopwestone writes:

in response to tenndave:

As far as a new coach. Here would be my first set of questions if I were a candidate. 1. Justin are you staying. 2. Tyler are you staying. 2. Cordelle are you staying. If 3 yeses, then a good coach will come because he will have a NC caliber offense. Go back to the old 4-3 and recruit 2 Eric Berry's. Find one more big linebacker and 2 corner backs and you are on top. But if there is a bus load of defects leaving early, then maybe we can get Western Ky coach or maybe La Tech's coaches and we will have 4 more years of misery.

Not saying you are wrong tenndave but Sonny Dykes at LA. Tech is doing better with Dooley`s players than Dooley did !

renegade37918 writes:

for the love of GOD atop living in the past FULMER is gone let him enjoy his grand babies. we need a coach who understands you need a qb that can run when he gets into trouble instead of throwing it away 1 yard is better then 0 yards. every qb in the sec can run the ball except for a tennessee qb just saying

gwavescVOL writes:

in response to renegade37918:

for the love of GOD atop living in the past FULMER is gone let him enjoy his grand babies. we need a coach who understands you need a qb that can run when he gets into trouble instead of throwing it away 1 yard is better then 0 yards. every qb in the sec can run the ball except for a tennessee qb just saying

Right=Fulmer is gone, Wrong=running QB is not a necessity, Wrong=GA,Bama,LSU do not have a running QB; they are the SEC's 3 best teams by rank. Their QB's are "mobile", but by no means do they 'run' the ball. Bray can buy enough time to throw and his arm is more lethal than any running QB with an average arm. Think it through next time, three-one yard plays and you punt; a QB that can put up 300yds/2-3 TD's passing a game will win more games than a running QB that can't get beyond his first read. A team that scores 44,31,35, and 48 should not lose those games. If the D could just slow GA,MSU,S.CAR.,MIZZOU down by one possession those are wins. I don't mean to say keep these coaches, just that you have no idea what you're talking about by identifying the QB position as a primary concern DEFENSE!

shipperman#280095 writes:

in response to Prostar:

Had we won against Mizzou, Vandy and Ky, then I think it was iffy whether or not Dooley returned. With the loss to Mizzou and the way it happened I think Dooley sealed his fate. Who will our next coach be I don't know. What I do know is that I don't want Kirby Smart or anyone who is not already a head coach. Let me rephrase that, a "Proven" head coach.

Why not? That Muschamp guy in Florida is doing pretty well. The same guy that suggested Dooley for Tennessee after he turned us down.

pcorange writes:

in response to DwayneElizondoMountainDewHerbertCamacho:

Yes! That's what we need! You know...I hear that Pete Carroll guy at USC had this amazing recruiter named Lane...something...I forget. Nick Saban recruits lights out so maybe we should hire his recruiting coordinator as our head coach...

Or...WE'VE TRIED THAT AND IT FAILED MISERABLY BOTH TIMES.

One day people at this University will realize that success breeds success. We need an X&O guy that can win with the sub top-15 recruiting classes that we have. Only after we start beating better competition will our recruiting take off. The whole idea that the head coach should be a recruiter first might work in Florida, Georgia, or California, but we need someone who can come in and out game the competition.

EXCELLENT post!

manniesghost1903 writes:

My mistake. UT will keep Derek Dooley for another season, and another until the on the job training program is completed.

RockyTop1_old writes:

He has to be gone after QUITTING on his team on Saturday!! I was there and saw him simply QUIT!!! He should have walked off the filed and resigned and admitted he can not handle the pressure of coaching in the SEC!!!

I am a VFL but enough is ENOUGH!!! GO VOLS!!!!

tomatosoup writes:

Seriously....come on UT!!! Living in Northern, VA and being the biggest UT fan up here that I know of....I can't take it. I bleed orange, loved Fulmer, supported Kiffen, stuck by Coach Dooley but folks.....I can't do this anymore! I am so tired of getting ragged about our program it's sickening. If I hear one more comment about how UT should switch to Conference USA or the MEAC, I think I'll scream. Please...make some kind of announcement NOW! P.S. Go Vols!

tomatosoup writes:

Just listed to Coach Dooley's pathetic escuse as to why he quit in the 4th quarter with 2 timeouts left and 40 seconds...Are you FRICKEN kidding me!!!!! Don't know what's more pathetic, listening to Coach Dooley's lame escuse for quitting in the 4th quarter or me looking down to see I have on a Tennessee football t-shirt!!!!

govols082859#1369959 writes:

2 words:
Ron Zook

jakethevolguy writes:

If not, they should have already decided to let him go. I hate to see it for him but, you gotta do what you gotta do.

civilianvol_formerly_marinevol writes:

One credible source says that Gruden probably will be coaching next year, and the only team UT has to beat out is the Philadelphia Eagles.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/14...

OrangePride writes:

I see lots of conversation on Petrino as a possible replacement. Let's put aside for the moment his obvious abilities and track record regarding winning football in the past. The BIG flaw in hiring Petrino IS going to be recruiting. Do you want a coach with all his considerable character baggage going into homes of each prospect and trying to sell the idea of having someone's son play for him? Won't matter in lots of cases, but I believe it's got to be an issue that puts us at a distince disadvantage. And don't think competing coaches won't bring that up in every case. Surely there is someone who can be brought to this great university that will have a good track record AND a good recruiting potential. GO VOLS.

Millisa writes:

No way Bye Fooley and Get Gruden Here Now

OrangePride writes:

Sorry.....meant "distinct disadvange" not "distance" disadvantage. Mind going faster than typing ability.

tharps2#635542 writes:

Come on Vol fans! Every team has down times and we are no different. Our football program is in shambles. We CAN'T afford another contract buy-out!! Hire a new defensive coach and give Coach Dooley another year at least. I've not always won in my life quest..Have YOU ? Let's support them and stop being such cry-babies. I like to WIN as much as anyone but it is simply not always possible. This is what we get for the way Coach Fulmer was fired. Not saying that he shouldn't been let go...but before a bowl game and in the manner that he was fired...NO! Now, we get pay back. Get behind them and show a positive attitude..win or lose until after next year. 617nance

Central_IL_Vol writes:

in response to govols082859#1369959:

2 words:
Ron Zook

Why would you EVEN consider Zook after Florida and Illinois? That is beyond STUPID!

jumby92 writes:

I have been pretty calm and saying 8-4 and he should stay. After seeing 40 seconds left, 2 time outs left, tie game, at home,and killing the clock for overtime...that was it. Only an idiot would put the game in the hands of this joke of a defense and joke of a defensive coordinator. Time to find somebody else.

illinoisvolfan writes:

in response to Prostar:

Had we won against Mizzou, Vandy and Ky, then I think it was iffy whether or not Dooley returned. With the loss to Mizzou and the way it happened I think Dooley sealed his fate. Who will our next coach be I don't know. What I do know is that I don't want Kirby Smart or anyone who is not already a head coach. Let me rephrase that, a "Proven" head coach.

I've supported Dooley since he was hired, but as far as I'm concerned, he sealed his fate when he let the clock run out at the end of the Mizzou game with two timeouts still in his pocket, win or lose. UT absolutely cannot keep a coach who won't even try to take shots down the field in that situation with the talent the Vols have on offense. If they set Palardy up for a field goal and he misses, or the Vols run out of downs, so be it. At least they tried to win it in regulation, the way a team is supposed to do. Settling for OT in that situation is not remotely acceptable. That's why he has to go. If I had been AD Hart, Dooley wouldn't have made it out of the locker room still employed.

wmaatl writes:

Look at the scores...should have only lost to Bama. Put up that many points and you should win at any level. Maybe DD finds them but has someone else coach the D.

Colliervol writes:

in response to tenndave:

What was Fulmer's records the last 3 years of his career? Just asking. Can we get our money back from Mike Hamilton.

You have to throw 2005 in there too. That was the beginning of the end.

Colliervol writes:

in response to DwayneElizondoMountainDewHerbertCamacho:

Yes! That's what we need! You know...I hear that Pete Carroll guy at USC had this amazing recruiter named Lane...something...I forget. Nick Saban recruits lights out so maybe we should hire his recruiting coordinator as our head coach...

Or...WE'VE TRIED THAT AND IT FAILED MISERABLY BOTH TIMES.

One day people at this University will realize that success breeds success. We need an X&O guy that can win with the sub top-15 recruiting classes that we have. Only after we start beating better competition will our recruiting take off. The whole idea that the head coach should be a recruiter first might work in Florida, Georgia, or California, but we need someone who can come in and out game the competition.

Funny. Fulmer was more renowned as a recruiter than as a coach and he did pretty well. When he was still interested in doing it of course.

Colliervol writes:

in response to OrangePride:

I see lots of conversation on Petrino as a possible replacement. Let's put aside for the moment his obvious abilities and track record regarding winning football in the past. The BIG flaw in hiring Petrino IS going to be recruiting. Do you want a coach with all his considerable character baggage going into homes of each prospect and trying to sell the idea of having someone's son play for him? Won't matter in lots of cases, but I believe it's got to be an issue that puts us at a distince disadvantage. And don't think competing coaches won't bring that up in every case. Surely there is someone who can be brought to this great university that will have a good track record AND a good recruiting potential. GO VOLS.

And the fact that if his lips are moving, he's lying. Other than that, he's just a gem of a human being.

SCVOL90 writes:

We need a change in defensive coaches. Nothing wrong with the offense. Dooley's back in 13.

GloryDays writes:

I wish all of you soft hearted Vol fans would have been this patient with Phillip Fulmer as you are with Dooley. Fulmer won a National championship and many 10 win season and you'll ran him out of town for a couple bad seasons. Dooley hasn't won one big game in 3 years has been beaten by Missouri, Kentucky and you soft hearted "fans" want to give him one more year.

volmac72 writes:

in response to tenndave:

As far as a new coach. Here would be my first set of questions if I were a candidate. 1. Justin are you staying. 2. Tyler are you staying. 2. Cordelle are you staying. If 3 yeses, then a good coach will come because he will have a NC caliber offense. Go back to the old 4-3 and recruit 2 Eric Berry's. Find one more big linebacker and 2 corner backs and you are on top. But if there is a bus load of defects leaving early, then maybe we can get Western Ky coach or maybe La Tech's coaches and we will have 4 more years of misery.

And I will add, STOP RECRUITING RUNNING BACKS 5'8" 185lbs!!!!! If Saban, Auburn, etc. use 6'2" 230lbs runnings backs, so should UT!

TaylorJH writes:

in response to DwayneElizondoMountainDewHerbertCamacho:

Yes! That's what we need! You know...I hear that Pete Carroll guy at USC had this amazing recruiter named Lane...something...I forget. Nick Saban recruits lights out so maybe we should hire his recruiting coordinator as our head coach...

Or...WE'VE TRIED THAT AND IT FAILED MISERABLY BOTH TIMES.

One day people at this University will realize that success breeds success. We need an X&O guy that can win with the sub top-15 recruiting classes that we have. Only after we start beating better competition will our recruiting take off. The whole idea that the head coach should be a recruiter first might work in Florida, Georgia, or California, but we need someone who can come in and out game the competition.

I concur. Best analysis I've seen on the subject. Thanks DwayneE

MooseandSquirrelVol writes:

in response to GloryDays:

I wish all of you soft hearted Vol fans would have been this patient with Phillip Fulmer as you are with Dooley. Fulmer won a National championship and many 10 win season and you'll ran him out of town for a couple bad seasons. Dooley hasn't won one big game in 3 years has been beaten by Missouri, Kentucky and you soft hearted "fans" want to give him one more year.

Fulmer was not fired because of two bad seasons nor for his over-all record.
He was fired because he could not even compete with, let alone beat, Florida or Nick Saban.

Let it go.

iron_eyez7#227558 writes:

Go ahead and pack your bags. You can take your orange pants with you.

wishwehadabettercoach writes:

in response to govols082859#1369959:

2 words:
Ron Zook

What are you kidding me why don't we go after Skip Holtz or Joker then we we can have a three way tie for who is worse.

underthehill writes:

10,000 votes seems to indicate a lot of concern..

knoxcarr writes:

in response to BIVOLAR_BEARE:

I can't see this team picking itself off the floor and winning against at Vandy..But, they are certainly capable of winning out and going to a bowl..GBO!!

there's only 2 games left dummy.

BigOrangeRock writes:

A lot of the folks that were talking it up in September ain't no where to be found about now.

I distinctly remember some rascal talking to that effect. Spit.

The Rock has spoken.

chattabluetick writes:

I fired him after the Mizzou debacle, but he showed up again in Nashville anyway and the Vols were pathetic once again, so Vandy showed him the "Dore". 41-18. Now lets go out and spend the money on a real coach.

miatatom writes:

They have now.

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