While nothing is official yet, fans of the Tennessee Volunteers will soon get their wish. Multiple sources are now reporting the Volunteers are set to fire their coach Derek Dooley after another SEC loss, something that has defined his 3 year tenure at Tennessee.
The decision to fire Derek Dooley has been something Volunteers fans have been pleading for as early as last season. “Negavols” as they were called by Dooley fans, constantly brought up Dooley’s record vs. the SEC, and his continued failures to win big games. Dooley was brought back for the 2011 season, which many fans including myself would be the year the Volunteers stormed back into the Top 25. Dooley and the Vols started off hot with 2 straight wins and headed into a home rivalry game against the Florida Gators. The game was featured on “ESPN College GameDay” as the stage was set for the Tennessee Volunteers to show everyone they were back. After the first half the Volunteers led the Gators 14-10, now the wheels were in motion for the Vols to win their first meaningful SEC win in years. Tennessee went on to lose the game 27-20 as the Gators scored the last 24 points in the game. The loss marked another nail in Dooley’s coffin as more fans began to ask for Dooley to be fired.
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