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  • LizardState
    started a topic Tennessee to Hire Derek Dooley

    Tennessee to Hire Derek Dooley

    ESPN is reporting now that Tennessee will hire Louisiana Tech HC Derek Dooley to replace Lane Kiffin as HC.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=4829107

    Dooley is the son of former UGA HC & AD Vince Dooley. Dooley was recommended by Texas DC Mike Muschamp after he refused the Vols job this wk.

    Dooley was 17-22 at Louisiana Tech.

  • mellojello
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    Originally posted by VoodooMonkey View Post
    Yeah. His press conference was impressive. Looked way more comfortable and genuine than Kiffin did last year. He said all the right things, now we'll see if he can walk the walk as well. We'll find out pretty quickly his recruiting skills.
    Voodoo, I just wanted to take the time to remind you that I told you Kiffin was a loose-lips piece of ****. Mark my words, things will not end pretty for Kiffin at SC.

    As far as Dooley, he seems like a high-character guy and I like him. I hope he can live up to the high expectations while doing it the right way. Good luck.

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  • CashmoneyDrew
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    Yeah, there's a difference. Otherwise Hamilton wouldn't have corrected it. If the NCAA review finds any inconsistencies, that's when there will be an actual investigation.

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  • TitanHope
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    Originally posted by Cigaro View Post
    I don't think I need to argue further.
    I figured you wouldn't after he confirmed my point that Tennessee isn't under NCAA investigation - it's under NCAA review. :)

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  • Cigaro
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    Originally posted by TitanHope View Post


    It's the first question asked at 6:07. It's a NCAA review, not an investigation.
    lol, he didn't say it was 'like' semantics, he said it was semantics. I don't think I need to argue further.

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  • TitanHope
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    Originally posted by Cigaro View Post
    Link? I know in the official statement it was referred to as a review, but I haven't seen anything about him correcting a reporter who called it an investigation.

    And it is semantics. It's an investigation, plain and simple.


    It's the first question asked at 6:07. It's a NCAA review, not an investigation.

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  • Cigaro
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    Originally posted by TitanHope View Post
    You and I have discussed this before, and like I said prior it's bordering arguing semantics since "investigation" is such a broad term. But they're two different points in the process, and at this point, they're just reviewing the allegations against Tennessee's recruiting methods. They've interviewed about a half a dozen recruits, and I'm assuming from those statements, they'll decide to launch an official investigation which is much more in depth. It's silly to argue over the difference, but from my perception, I see as official investigation as clinch my butt and bite down on a stick time, where as a review isn't as hot of water yet.

    In fact, in Mike Hamilton's press conference after Kiffin left for USC, a reporter asked about the "investigation," and Hamilton corrected him that it wasn't an investigation and just a review (And then followed it up with, "I know that sounds like I'm arguing semantics," hah). Writers have called in an "investigation" as well, but since it's a broad term and it's sexier than "review," I can't really blame them.

    So yeah, I trust the word of UT's AD in this situation more than others, but by all means, keep the dream alive Cigaro!
    Link? I know in the official statement it was referred to as a review, but I haven't seen anything about him correcting a reporter who called it an investigation.

    And it is semantics. It's an investigation, plain and simple.

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  • TitanHope
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    Originally posted by Cigaro View Post
    A review is the same thing as an investigation...let's really not go down that road.
    You and I have discussed this before, and like I said prior it's bordering arguing semantics since "investigation" is such a broad term. But they're two different points in the process, and at this point, they're just reviewing the allegations against Tennessee's recruiting methods. They've interviewed about a half a dozen recruits, and I'm assuming from those statements, they'll decide to launch an official investigation which is much more in depth. It's silly to argue over the difference, but from my perception, I see as official investigation as clinch my butt and bite down on a stick time, where as a review isn't as hot of water yet.

    In fact, in Mike Hamilton's press conference after Kiffin left for USC, a reporter asked about the "investigation," and Hamilton corrected him that it wasn't an investigation and just a review (And then followed it up with, "I know that sounds like I'm arguing semantics," hah). Writers have called in an "investigation" as well, but since it's a broad term and it's sexier than "review," I can't really blame them.

    So yeah, I trust the word of UT's AD in this situation more than others, but by all means, keep the dream alive Cigaro!

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  • Cigaro
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    Originally posted by TitanHope View Post
    What investigation at Tennessee are ya talking about, Liz? There's not one currently going on. There's a review over the hostess incident, but I believe that's it.


    Also, looks like Steele is staying at Clemson. :(
    A review is the same thing as an investigation...let's really not go down that road.

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  • Cigaro
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    Originally posted by diabsoule View Post
    I think it's a fantastic hire. Clemson has had some really good defenses while he's been there and Tennessee is going to have more talent for him to work with.
    (he's only coached one season at Clemson)

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  • TitanHope
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    Originally posted by LizardState View Post
    Kiffin sold himself to SC b/c he has hands-on experience dealing with NCAA investigations like the ongoing one at Tennessee, he could help SC out with the one regarding a paid rent condo for Reggie Bush's family (guess he didnt know Kim "Big Booty" Kardashian yet & crash at her mcmansion) & he came with famous dad Monte as a pedigree pkg. deal ..... But isn't that like hiring an ex-con as your state prison warden b/c he hands-on experience with the penitentiary system?

    Does anyone here doubt for a minute that the Bush family LA condo rent investigation at USC & the NCAA investigation into Tennessee were the primary motivating factors sending Carroll to Seattle & Kiffin to SC? When dogs like that run away from those very high-paying jobs you have to look at what's chasing them.
    What investigation at Tennessee are ya talking about, Liz? There's not one currently going on. There's a review over the hostess incident, but I believe that's it.


    Also, looks like Steele is staying at Clemson. :(

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  • LizardState
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    Kiffin sold himself to SC b/c he has hands-on experience dealing with NCAA investigations like the ongoing one at Tennessee, he could help SC out with the one regarding a paid rent condo for Reggie Bush's family (guess he didnt know Kim "Big Booty" Kardashian yet & crash at her mcmansion) & he came with famous dad Monte as a pedigree pkg. deal ..... But isn't that like hiring an ex-con as your state prison warden b/c he hands-on experience with the penitentiary system?

    Does anyone here doubt for a minute that the Bush family LA condo rent investigation at USC & the NCAA investigation into Tennessee were the primary motivating factors sending Carroll to Seattle & Kiffin to SC? When dogs like that run away from those very high-paying jobs you have to look at what's chasing them.
    Last edited by LizardState; 01-20-2010, 02:49 PM.

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  • TitanHope
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    Originally posted by diabsoule View Post
    I think it's a fantastic hire. Clemson has had some really good defenses while he's been there and Tennessee is going to have more talent for him to work with.
    I'd love it too. It seems that Steele is giving the chance to match UT's offer (~$800,000/year), but that'd be a lot to match (I believe his current salary is $375,000/year, I believe). This is according to Wes Rucker, who was the most reliable and responsible throughout the coaching search, and apparently Steele is going to "sleep on it."

    Professionally, I think it's a much better move to come to Tennessee. For one, he's getting a raise, and two, he's coaching in a better conference with more national attention - which would help if he's wanting to move on to a HC job. I can understand why he'd want to stay at Clemson though, and it'd certainly reflect well on his character to stay true to his commitments.

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  • diabsoule
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    Originally posted by TitanHope View Post
    What would you think about Kevin Steele returning to the SEC as UT's DC?
    I think it's a fantastic hire. Clemson has had some really good defenses while he's been there and Tennessee is going to have more talent for him to work with.

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  • TitanHope
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    It's official - Kevin Steele will be coming to Tennessee to become the Vols DC.

    Kevin Steele is on his way back for a third stint with the University of Tennessee.
    The longtime coaching veteran, who returns to Knoxville after previously serving two separate stints under Johnny Majors, is accepting the defensive coordinator's post on Derek Dooley's first staff.
    Per Rivals/Brent Hubbs.

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