Dooley is a turd. He didn’t develop anyone at Tennessee or Dallas. How he hung on with Dallas for so long is beyond me.
As I have said in the past, he is most valuable in a press conference because he has nothing to offer in the coaching arena. To zoucat’s point, he told you nothing because he has no real plan. He is a fish out of water in his new capacity. He has talent to work with at Mizzou currently, but my guess is that he won’t further develop what is there nor will he be able to recruit new talent. Sad for the guys who choose to stay. Wish Barry Odom had made a better choice.
Let me start by saying that I am a Mizzou supporter. I have a child who is a student at Mizzou and I made it to more games in Columbia than I did in aknoxville (3/0). I think that they have great potential and I was glad to see the season turn around. My issue is not how much they are paying Dooley. That is a fair number for a corrdibnator...maybe even cheap in these crazy days. My issue is that they even hired him in the first place. He is an abrasive personality who can’t/won’t recruit. He pissed off everyone in the building at Tennessee and they couldn’t wait to see him leave. He may actually be a knowledgeable X’s & O’s guy, but he is an ass. Some at UT say he was a better strategist than Butch, but people didn’t like him. Neither did a good job of developing talent. Coaches made lateral moves to get off of Dooley’s staff and Butch hired guys who didn’t threaten him as a head coaching replacement. He gives an entertaining interview, and that is about it.
Just a question...is Tee Martin a capable candidate or just a hot name full of fluff? I’d like to think that he has some substance and the ability to run a program, but he seems to a lot of teams “second” choice.
Malfeasance...plain and simple.
Great post. I hope he makes it back to a major program in time for Saban to kick his ass before he retires. What a puke.
Well, sir, I have a daughter who is a student at Mizzou and I attend many of their games...not that that is any of your business. I thought that Mizzou had a pretty good team but not very disciplined. Too many foolish penalties and offensive skill players taking plays off/lack of effort. That got better later in the season. Just because you are raised by a coach, that doesn’t make you a coach muck like being raised by a super model can’t hide an ugly kid. I thought Dooley might bring some of the Alabama success with him. He was an entertaining interview, and a better strategist than a Butch. However, he had a toxic personality and was lazy as a recruiter and an a-hole to those he worked with. I’d like to see Mizzou pick up where they left off late in the season and I’d love to see Barry Odom have success. I just don’t think that Derek Dooley is capable of helping that program move forward.
At least he knows that this hire won’t be his replacement! Why on earth was this hire made? Dooley has no coordinator experience, and no real success as a head coach either. He was a poor and lazy recruiter at Tennessee with a poor demeanor towards most people. Drew Lock should head for the draft as soon as possible. Very confused and sad for Mizzou.
Settle down and just be glad that you aren’t in prison where you belong.
Very impressive what Georgia is putting together. Congrats on Cade Mays...really sorry to see him leave Tennessee to go to Athens, but wish him the best.
I don’t think that this kind of response is acceptable from a coach. Tennessee blew it with the young man with th coaching change and the chaos in finding a new coach and AD. Wish him the best and find a way to beat him on the field. If for no other reason, his dad is a VFL who is respected and still has ties to may other players who have been part of the rich UT past.