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thevoice writes:

If today's game wasn't enough, this poll may very break the camel's back.

UTKin1992 writes:

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wilsnewt writes:

They did not quit. I think one more year to get the defense in shape. Who would replace him? Nobody worth paying the buy-outs for. Another wasted few years rebuilding and the recruits would be lost. I personally am sick of the coaching merry-go-round. I am probably the only one.

aspenvol2 writes:

Really f'ed up that KNS does this sort of thing.

tensie2004 writes:

Are you serious about this question. The only people that approve of the coaching job that Dooley is doing are the fans and coaches from Georgia, Florida, Miss. State, Kentucky, Vandy, Bama, South Carolina and maybe Missouri. What a stupid question!

TKO writes:

I hope the secondary is put in.isolation. the offensive line I'm.sure would like to.have a word with them.

aspenvol2 writes:

Be fair. How bout a poll asking if we approve of KNS reporting and tactics. Then a poll asking who approves of John Adams.

DalTexVol writes:

in response to UTKin1992:

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That's what the torch carrying villagers always do isn't it. Beat up people that don't agree with them.

Smokey91 writes:

The sad thing is that those who think Dooley deserves another season think he will run the table this season and get a good bowl game. Ain't gonna happen, not with this defense.

OldFlyer writes:

I do not agree about the coaching change setting us back 2-3 years. Coach Dooley has not built an effective competitive program, and will not even if he stays longer. Not replacing him will set us back 2 or 3 years as the poorer the program performs, the harder it will be to recurit quality players. He is not a "bad" person, he does not have the skills to build a competitive SEC footbal team. Winning one game in the SEC in the last 13 games in overtime-at home- to a traditional less than competitive SEC team is not acceptable by UT standards. The current program is not close to being competitive in the SEC. They are only close to being a permament members of the bottom tier of the SEC.

mocsandvolsfan writes:

wow! I would never have thought that 69% on here were trolls or KNS.

ambrown64 writes:

Pleased that our team was emotionally right today on the road with alot at stake. Our "D" is just mistake prone as heck. Giving up those late down, long yardage plays is hard to recover from. Bray may press sometimes, but a QB that has to score 40+ points to win is gonna HAVE TO press a little. Durn though - if Bray tucks that ball and takes a sack, I think we win the thing.

cgdmoats#408940 writes:

Hart, Sunseri, Dooley and anyone else on that staff that have any past with Alabama or Saben need to go. Oh yeah, and also those that hired and of these guys.

FWBVol writes:

I voted yes, because there are things I think he is doing right, but there are a lot of questions too.

If we win out, I think Dooley earns another year. That makes the next question whether or not Dave Hart and the power brokers are willing to wait until the end of the season to make a decision.

RoadTrip writes:

If you still want Dools as your HC I don't want to know you as a Vol fan. Losing becomes a habit and you saw it played out the same as it has for all of Dools' tenure. You are not a real Vol fan if you think failure is acceptable.

dthunter#290472 writes:

This mess goes back to when UT fired Phil Fulmer. That is what started this downhill slide. I blame Hamilton and the people who wanted Fulmer gone. It has been proven that it wasn't his fault. Hiring Lame Kiffen was the worst move UT ever made. The mess he put UT in would take anybody a long time to correct. Dooley has done very well and has the team going in the right direction. If there is someone that would be better than him, that would be fine. But there isn't anybody out there. Gruden is not going to come to UT. In fact, it would be very hard to find a qualified coach to come to UT. We don't have the program or backing that a good coach would want to come to now. It's going to take many years to rebuild UT back to where it was when Fulmer was here. It may never be back there again.

OrangeAppeal writes:

What a bunch of whining, emotional, Pamprin-addicted folks this site attracts.

mocsandvolsfan writes:

I think we should fire everbody. Cheeks on down to every faculty member. Kitchen staff, janitors. Fire all the campus cops. Fire especially all the ugly people or anyone that's a little bit ugly. fire everone at kns. fire all the traffic cops in knoxville. fire the entire area of Washington DC.(sorry that was political I guess). Fire sports talk both in Knoxville and any Tennessee site. Chattanooga mocs and anything connected to them.

Dang let's find out who these trolls are and fire them. C'mon KNS fire your bread and butter posters. You could even fire me and I wouldn't have to read the underthebridge folks. I don't have to wha??? Oh. Well bye then.

Volalumnus writes:

It seems God doesn't want Dooley to be the coach.
Why argue with him.

jhncpps1 writes:

The results aren't there yet but I think this team has vastly improved over the last 3 years...I think he's got another year if there's not a bad loss down the stretch...Go Big Orange

Volalumnus writes:

in response to OrangeAppeal:

What a bunch of whining, emotional, Pamprin-addicted folks this site attracts.

Agree
People need to stop whining that Dooley should be given more time.

AZ_Vol writes:

in response to OrangeAppeal:

What a bunch of whining, emotional, Pamprin-addicted folks this site attracts.

Indeed.

OklaVOL writes:

in response to RoadTrip:

If you still want Dools as your HC I don't want to know you as a Vol fan. Losing becomes a habit and you saw it played out the same as it has for all of Dools' tenure. You are not a real Vol fan if you think failure is acceptable.

Really?? Did you see all those BIG NAMES lining up when we hired Dooley? He inherited a MESS. Heck we asked Muschamp, and he said no while at Texas, and recommended Dooley, then took the FL job. Dooley took the job and we were all excited that he respected the program, and WANTED the job. Now he is in his third season, and you are ready to blow him out. With our track record of coaching changes recently,and then if we fire Dooley, who would want to come here? At least any of the "Big Names"?

jobrando#216494 writes:

Poll on VOLNATION before this game was 75 percent no.
If this was a political poll you would be out of office

jobrando#216494 writes:

All you folks that want Dooley for another year better go get your tickets for next weeks game. Hart and the money folks going to be watching ticket sales. Surely they will go up after another moral win.

jobrando#216494 writes:

KNS padded the yes vote. Book it.

Classof72 writes:

As David Cutcliffe pointed out, "If you don't like what you're getting, change what you're doing."

I don't hold disagreeable fans responsible for the failure of the team to win. I won't fire or hire any coaches. I do think Coach Dooley has a substantial record now as a head coach. He's consistent. I would expect him to continue to perform consistently if he is retained. Why should one expect anything else?

Having said that, I hope that Coach Dooley leads the Vols to victory in each game he coaches. I have no evidence on which to rest that hope, and understand that hope is not a plan. It is up to others to decide what to do. GO VOLS, whatever!

roloyo writes:

Do I approve??? Are you sh****g me?

tnoutlaw2001#228008 writes:

It's now a battle for worse in the SEC. UT has the worse teams in the SEC left on their schedule, they win they are just better than Kentucky, Vandy and Missouri. If they lose just one they will be no better than those teams.

That's progress after 3 yrs, right???

Ironcity writes:

in response to UTKin1992:

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What the yes votes prove is 1/3 of the people on this sight are trolls

BigOrangeFreak writes:

in response to wilsnewt:

They did not quit. I think one more year to get the defense in shape. Who would replace him? Nobody worth paying the buy-outs for. Another wasted few years rebuilding and the recruits would be lost. I personally am sick of the coaching merry-go-round. I am probably the only one.

You're sick of the coaching merry-go-round so you want to stick with a coach who can't coach?

I'm sure Derek Dooley is a good man, a fine father, a good husband, etc., but he is NOT A GOOD FOOTBALL COACH!

You Dooley supporters equate being a good and supportive fan with supporting the coach no matter what. Well, guess what? He has a job to do, and he's not getting it done. There's a difference between supporting someone when the chips are down, and hanging on to someone because you are afraid of change.

For their parts, Johnny Majors and Phillip Fulmer did well at UT: Fulmer better than Majors in the truly measurable results; SEC and National Championships. Dooley has proven that even with more time, he will bring neither one to UT.

To get a new coach--even if he does not prove to be the long term answer for us--sends a message nationwide that UT is no longer willing to accept mediocrity and inconsistency, at a program that has never accepted either one.

GBO

therightstuff writes:

Let me first state that Derick Dooley may not be the right coach....indications show that he is not. That being said please do not forget just how far down this program was when he took over. CDD is recruiting within a conference that has won the last six national championships and is doing a decent job with all the "hot seat" talk. Maybe one or two coaches could do a better job in three years....one is in Tuscaloosa and the other left here for So Cal. I would love to think that Tennessee would be a dream job and top coaches would line up to come.....apparently they are not. CDD was way down the list after being turned down.... and the "sexy hire" doesn't always pan out. Ask Notre Dame, Michigan, Colorado, UCLA, Miami, etc etc.

BigOrangeFreak writes:

in response to aspenvol2:

Really f'ed up that KNS does this sort of thing.

2/3 of the people polled would disagree with you.

Let me guess? Give him one more year right?

It's Time

Esau writes:

in response to aspenvol2:

Really f'ed up that KNS does this sort of thing.

Why? Is it a problem with the results?

Vol_USArmy_Soldier writes:

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Stooley_Dinks writes:

in response to UTKin1992:

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It's 36 now. How is he doing good enough? I hate to say it but the mindset of our entire country is beginning to embrace the concept of the "tough circumstances". So if you take over in difficult times, now you don't have to show ANY progress. Thanks to our leadership, the "it could be worse" argument is winning.

Heck, no one expects an SEC Championship in 3 yrs, but he hasn't made anything better. You could easily make the argument he has made it worse. Look at our defense. I am in disbelief at those who think it is beyond a coach's ability to recruit better talent, develop players to play better, hire good assistant coaches, develop winning game plans, and inspire fans.

BigOrangeFreak writes:

in response to therightstuff:

Let me first state that Derick Dooley may not be the right coach....indications show that he is not. That being said please do not forget just how far down this program was when he took over. CDD is recruiting within a conference that has won the last six national championships and is doing a decent job with all the "hot seat" talk. Maybe one or two coaches could do a better job in three years....one is in Tuscaloosa and the other left here for So Cal. I would love to think that Tennessee would be a dream job and top coaches would line up to come.....apparently they are not. CDD was way down the list after being turned down.... and the "sexy hire" doesn't always pan out. Ask Notre Dame, Michigan, Colorado, UCLA, Miami, etc etc.

To put Dooley in the conversation with Saban (and even He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named) is ludicrous.

You can talk about Dooley's character all you want, but he is simply a bad football coach.

Tennessee IS an elite job. We just need to find an elite coach to get us back to competing at an SEC level.

Notre Dame may have their coach finally, as does Michigan. Colorado, and UCLA's programs and football tradition are nowhere near as good as Tennessee's. Miami is an aberration. They have problems due to the fact that they recruit against FSU, the Gators, and other decent Florida schools. They also can't keep their boosters in check.

Tennessee is a top-job, and we need a top-coach.

ellerbee123 writes:

in response to Smokey91:

The sad thing is that those who think Dooley deserves another season think he will run the table this season and get a good bowl game. Ain't gonna happen, not with this defense.

Wrong. I would say the 26% of us are the ones that actually make our annual contribution, purchase tickets and parking passes then make the trip to the game. We also are intelligent enough to realize our program is better this year than last or the year before that. Yes, we do need to improve our defense, but we cannot afford to continue kicking the can down the road when Dooley is in the process of rebuilding this program that, through no fault of his, hit rock bottom. We also have enough sense to know that if you are recruiting to TN, a recruit is not going to sign with a program wherein the coach could be fired at any time. Wise up...

pcorange writes:

in response to wilsnewt:

They did not quit. I think one more year to get the defense in shape. Who would replace him? Nobody worth paying the buy-outs for. Another wasted few years rebuilding and the recruits would be lost. I personally am sick of the coaching merry-go-round. I am probably the only one.

The recruits will be lost? News flash: we're behind Vanderbilt in recruiting.

vol_fan8 writes:

in response to UTKin1992:

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Please try... I'll send you my address. I'm sure you wouldn't show

OwensboroVol writes:

It really doesn't matter whether I approve of how he is doing his job. What matters is if Dave Hart approves of how he is doing his job. I would say that this game probably sealed the deal. I hope Hart is looking for someone before the announcement so that We don't go through one of these long drawn out processes where 2 or 3 people turn us down and We end up hiring someone We really don't want again.

RodneyHopper writes:

in response to wilsnewt:

They did not quit. I think one more year to get the defense in shape. Who would replace him? Nobody worth paying the buy-outs for. Another wasted few years rebuilding and the recruits would be lost. I personally am sick of the coaching merry-go-round. I am probably the only one.

you are the only one!

Vol_USArmy_Soldier writes:

in response to vol_fan8:

Please try... I'll send you my address. I'm sure you wouldn't show

The dude was being sarcastic, like the one Dooley suppurter who told a non supporter to jump off a building. Get it? Sarcasm?

This is website, not a school bus.. Don't you have a wife to beat? No sarcasm.

pcorange writes:

in response to OwensboroVol:

It really doesn't matter whether I approve of how he is doing his job. What matters is if Dave Hart approves of how he is doing his job. I would say that this game probably sealed the deal. I hope Hart is looking for someone before the announcement so that We don't go through one of these long drawn out processes where 2 or 3 people turn us down and We end up hiring someone We really don't want again.

As much as I believe a change is in order, I agree with your last sentence. No use firing Dooley and not being able to get anybody to that would make things any better. Even if Dooley stays, I think Sunseri goes.

SummerfieldVol writes:

in response to UTKin1992:

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What union do you belong to. You sound like the 1920's and 30's. Vote the way I think or get beat up, that is the way we do it here in America?

xvolx writes:

That means 1260 people voted for Obama.

hooverd283#563729 writes:

I voted yes because anyone with any knowledge of football and especially SEC football understands where he started with talent on this team. Was it the right time to switch to a 3/4 defense maybe not but we made the switch and need to stay the course. Continually making coaching changes kills recruiting. So if you don't like what you see. Life is to short not to be happy. It's simple watch another team for a while. The Vols are coming back with or without you.

BigOrangeFreak writes:

in response to xvolx:

That means 1260 people voted for Obama.

Go to a different forum if you want to talk politics.

We've got enough on our plate already.

BigOrangeFreak writes:

in response to hooverd283#563729:

I voted yes because anyone with any knowledge of football and especially SEC football understands where he started with talent on this team. Was it the right time to switch to a 3/4 defense maybe not but we made the switch and need to stay the course. Continually making coaching changes kills recruiting. So if you don't like what you see. Life is to short not to be happy. It's simple watch another team for a while. The Vols are coming back with or without you.

Look, just because you're afraid to change, don't try to lump yourself in with those with "any knowledge of SEC football."

Your comment--and unreasoning support of a man who is clearly in over his head--indicate that you actually either know very little about SEC football, or just can't embrace change.

As for killing recruiting, this staff is doing that already. The fact that they have been averaging a top-20 recruiting class means very little when you consider there are 8 other SEC schools ahead of us in those rankings.

You are right about one thing though: the Vols are coming back.

They're just going to come back under a new coaching staff.

SignalMtnVol writes:

37% approve of mediocrity at best. No wonder we suck.

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