January 17, 2010

Derek Dooley Hired

The University of Tennessee football team officially has a new leader, as the school has named Derek Dooley as their new head coach.

Dooley comes to Tennessee from Louisiana Tech, where he oversaw a modreately successful reign, more or less. Well, he was 17-20. But he is the son of the old Georgia coach Vince Dooley, and his uncle Bill Dooley is also a successful college coach, so that evens things out maybe. Dooley replaces Lane Kiffin, who jumped ship after one year to take a job at USC.

It's a risky pick, since he has little experience, but it could pay off for the football team that hasn't had success in a while. New young college football coaches are often able to be the most innovative, and bring new life to a team.

Derek Dooley Hired

Tennessee's frantic search to find a new coach is over, and the Volunteers are turning to Louisiana Tech's Derek Dooley. Louisiana Tech spokesman Malcolm Butler says Dooley has resigned from his positions as coach and athletic director to join the Volunteers. A statement by the university was expected later Friday....

Derek Dooley Hired

Posted at January 17, 2010 3:59 AM