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No surprise who's #1. And frankly, I'm not surprised who's #14, either
I still think Dooley is an above average coach. But one has to question his timing of taking the UT job? Too big a mess to clean up. & he's not gonna be given enough time to do it imho.
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The poor butt hurt comments by the Tennessee fans are priceless, May they not win a game this year. RTR
Several assistants leaving to take lateral jobs...was a significant factor in getting the VT basketball coach fired recently.
He was taught by Saban. So I wanna give him the benefit of the doubt I guess. Lets hope Jimbo & Will help make Saban's coaching tree look better soon.
LMAO at Cheezdik.
Maybe so...but I think Dooley probably slept a lot in class. Especially during Team Discipline 101.
Waaaaaaaaaaay too high IMEO.
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Maybe...but Saban speaks very highly of him.
I thought so, too. It's just hilarious to me that he was ranked below Vandy's coach, that the writer pretty much said he only won anything b/c of sCam, and that he's barely holding steady.
This post was edited by Gina4Tide 23 months ago
As I would expect him to do for any coach who worked under him. Human nature...you want your pupils to be successful, and any head coach wants to see his assistants go on to be head coaches. Makes working under you even more attractive to potential assistants.
His recruiting classes have been ranked progressively worse from year to year, assistants abandoning him for lateral (or worse) jobs, absolutely pathetic team discipline, hasn't beaten a team he shouldn't have beaten, while losing to teams he should have beaten. Reasonable people can disagree, but I've never been able to identify anything about Dooley that makes people think he's a good coach other than just wanting him to be good because (a) they're Tennessee fans, or (b) they're Alabama fans who want to see Saban's pupils do well.
This post was edited by airharper 23 months ago
They pretty much smashed him. I love seeing that.
Yes...I do want all of his pupils to have success long term. I don't want to hear the media ripping his former coaches for not making it as a head coach. I'm sure Coach Saban is wanting the same for all his guys.
And I don't necessarily disagree with you, but my support of the Saban coaching tree only goes so far. If a Saban pupil ends up at Auburn, Notre Dame...and yes, Tennessee...I hope they lose every game they coach there. And all of that losing will naturally result in the media ripping those coaches. Fisher, Dantonio, Muschamp...I hope they win them all except when they play against us. And if Dooley gets another head coaching gig after this one, maybe I'll feel the same way about him then.
Got to cut Dooley some slack on the discipline thing. He is trying to keep the ship afloat and can't afford his best players to not play. Proving a point makes the alumni feel good, but they would rather win with thugs than lose with angels.
Remember, Saban did the exact same as Dooley in the beginning at Bama. DJ Hall sends a big hello.
Dooley is coach of the enemy, as long as he is coach of those inbreds he gets cut no slack by me and I hope they lose every game and Ole Smoky goes nuts and bites Dooley in the ass.
This is a very good point, and one that is often overlooked. If Dooley doesn't play his best players, it will cost him his job. BTW, Roy Upchurch, Brandon Deadrick, and Simeon Castille, who were actually arrested by didn't miss a game in Saban's first year, also say hello.
I'm pretty surprised Dooley is last...not sure how you put Freeze above him...
Maybe, but DJ Hall was year one. This is going into year three for Dooley. Huge difference, IMO.
His dad is also a great coach and probably has more influence on him than anyone.......however ...some guys just aren't as good as the guys they learned from ....period.
If all it took to be a great coach was to learn from Saban I'd be on the next bus to tuscaloosa haha.
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