Nov 17, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers head coach Derek Dooley directs his team against the Vanderbilt Commodores during the first half at Vanderbilt Stadium. The Commodores beat the Volunteers 41-18. Mandatory credit: Don McPeak-US Presswire

Breaking News: Dooley Out At Tennessee

Fans of the orange pants are in mourning today.

As has been expected for weeks, Derek Dooley has been fired as head coach of the Tennessee Volunteers according to a report on

After posting a 15-21 record over three years it had been rumored for weeks that Dooley’s days were numbered.  After last night’s bitter loss to in-state rival Vanderbilt 41-18, Athletic Director Dave Hart decided to make the change.  It was Tennessee’s worst loss in the rivalry which Tennessee has dominated in more than 50 seasons.

Dooley was 0-15 against ranked teams in his three years and this will be the second consecutive year that the Volunteers will not be going to a bowl game.

In the report, Dooley was quoted as saying,

“I hurt for them. They gave their all. We gave our all. It wasn’t enough.”

Jim Chaney is expected to take over as interim coach.


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