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Derek Dooley

Derek Dooley (born June 10, 1968) is head football coach at the University of Tennessee. He is the son of former University of Georgia head football coach and athletic director Vince Dooley.

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I asked my life-long Vanderbilt fan father who Vandy should hire for MBB. His response: "Not Derek Dooley. Anyone else, I'm okay with"
What family of Cowboys assistant Derek Doole has taken away from fight against type 1 diabetes
is this the equivalent of Andrew Luck playing for Derek Dooley?
it was Derek Dooley read a book much?
Johnny Jones is worse than Derek Dooley. He truly is.
we could win a natty but I'd still be salty if Derek Dooley went somewhere and won a conference title
If Derek Dooley was the head coach, that review somehow would have ended in Vandy being awarded a win
Hoping your Colonials got the kill shot on my Billikens' coach. Jim Crews is the Derek Dooley of SLU basketball.
.in the words of Derek Dooley, if you're going to miss effing church with your family, it better be for something
OTD in 1955, 55,000 at Hillsborough to see v a World XI - testimonial for Derek Dooley 1st Floodlit match
If you voted for Rubio you probably thought Derek Dooley was the right coach for Tennessee.
Derek Dooley was the best Vol to ever walk through the T
Pleased to say Derek Dooley was a friend though my business connection with SUFC and Rollinson Youth Club FC
. My Grandad Graham as a young boy (front right) with Derek Dooley 😊
he's our Derek Dooley I hope he gets run outta there too
biggest signing we could make is replacing Derek Dooley need someone with football knowledge as the link between manager
"Before we allow Peyton to come to the podium, we're going live to Dallas for remarks from Derek Dooley"
Also remembering Derek Dooley today - heres a picture he signed for my Grandad at Swallownest Supporters Club
Remembering Sheffield legend Derek Dooley: Hero. Legend. Statesman. A great footballer and a great man. ...
As long as he's not kin to Derek Dooley, he should be fine.
It's official. Holly Warlick is the new Derek Dooley of college sports
Holly Warlick is the Derek Dooley of women's college basketball. She's won because of Pat. She can't recruit and *** sure can't coach.
1 hour until Brian the Blade goes completely physco, hanging himself off the top of the Derek Dooley statue.
y'all know who Lane Kiffin and Derek Dooley are? Their losses are much more celebrated
Butch Jones is actually just as good as Derek Dooley. So for Tennessee standards he's really good.
Holly Warlick is the Derek Dooley of women's basketball. Difference is Warlick has some of the best talent in the country. Poor Lady Vols.
we need a hands on..Derek dooley type figure at the club. Trouble is..they don't. Make them like del anymore
I didn't even know Derek Dooley bred dogs on the side while at Tennessee
The Titans have somehow done the impossible, and made an actual downgrade at the OL coach position. What's next, Derek Dooley as WR coach?
ya know what I just realized? You all just went through your Derek Dooley. Don't worry man, hopefully it'll end
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What's happened on Derek Dooley way near wicker?
For anybody putting limits on this recruiting class, Derek Dooley has left the building! Butch knows how to recruit! If he believes; we CAN!
they were talking about how Derek Dooley hasn’t developed our receivers very well the other day on the radio.
is it true that the Titans considered hiring Derek Dooley to upgrade the head coaching slot?
Pwnd me back to the Stone Age via a group text about Derek Dooley. Embarrassing.
as many years as its been since Derek Dooley was the coach. I'm sure you remember him Fan of the Year
BIGGER MESS? Have you even HEARD of Lane Kiffin or Derek Dooley!?!?!?!?!?
I Hate Derek Dooley day is a great idea. Tell me a Derek Dooley story.
Derek Dooley's WWII and bamboo seminar has been canceled. Please call Derek in advance for permission to attend future seminars
just like Saban said Derek Dooley is doing a fine job as HC at UT. Sad state of affairs
I swear Derek Dooley just came into dominos
MINOR A57 Sheffield Parkway in Sheffield busy but moving at the A61 Derek Dooley Way junction.
Derek Dooley who actually lost his leg as a result of an injury for
Holly Warlick= the Derek Dooley of women's basketball.
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was there not a year or two with Derek Dooley also in that mix
Holly Warlick and Derek Dooley walk into a bar... they say hi to Dave Serrano
unacceptable. We are the Mecca of women's college hoops. This is the Derek Dooley era of women's basketball
Holly is like Derek Dooley making 2nd half adjustments! This team is so horribly coached it's not even funny.
I put up with Derek Dooley; I think I can handle Mike Mularkey. At least CMM is a nice, likable guy.
over recruiting? Only have 16 commits, the last two years were due to derek dooley ruining the program.
so the Titans just hired ATL's WR coach for OC. They might as well have hired Derek Dooley.
Derek Dooley once told Tom Smith he didn't have to run straight into defenders and was allowed to elude them.
it's like Derek Dooley is in charge of them
so what you're saying is what we've all thought. Derek Dooley is just a guy and nothing more
Derek Dooley has to have something to do with that rule. How do you screw up a play and gain 25 yards?
for real. You would think Derek Dooley was the receivers coach.
This might be over! Pete Carroll: I blame you for Derek Dooley, so you deserve it. Ha
they need to hire Derek Dooley as assistant coach and make this real interesting
why not just go ahead and hire Derek Dooley as assistant coach while your at it
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That was Derek Dooley level incompetent clock management.
Someone, please tell me when Derek Dooley became the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals.
McCarthy using that Derek Dooley timeout strategy
I'm waiting on the Titans to throw a few million at Derek Dooley and Lane Kiffin for coordinator positions just to let TN fans down again
Mike Mularkey has an 18-39 record as head coach. The basically made the equivalent of the Derek Dooley mistake, but worse.
at this point the Titans should hire Derek Dooley as wide receivers coach
Only thing better would be for Derek Dooley to go to the
Derek Dooley was a better hire compared to Mike Mularkey
The Titans should have just hired Derek Dooley.
It could be worse...At least the Titans didn't hire Derek Dooley.
The Vols are off the clock and like it or not Vol fans this is under the circumstances a great hire! Derek Dooley with talen…
well we gotta take the next step on the field to continue success. Derek Dooley couldn't couldn't recruit a starving man to a
Derek Dooley thinks Andy Reid is a good clock manager.
Is Derek Dooley coaching the Chiefs?!? That clock management was awful!
Apparently Reid has been consulting with Derek Dooley.
I heard Derek Dooley was available. At least he was entertaining to listen to.
Titans hiring Mike Mularkey may be the worst hire in this state since Derek Dooley
The hiring Mike Mularkey is like the Vols hiring Derek Dooley for the third time in a row. Absolutely insane.
I think Derek Dooley is a better coach than Mularkey
I would have rather had Derek Dooley than Mike Mularky
This basketball team is Derek Dooley level bad in the 2nd half
If Mariota and 2016's first pick start winning, Derek Dooley could be head coach and they'd fill Nissan...
it's not Neil Warnock we need, it's Derek Dooley we need
At this point just hire Derek Dooley,
listening to Chuck Smith interview. You gotta do a Derek Dooley tell me a story day. Please.
then again...Derek Dooley fell in love with Devin Street when he "coached him" during their meetings
Browns, I have one name for you who has ties to Jim Haslam: Derek Dooley
Jimmy Haslam was a booster for Tennessee, and presumably signed off on Derek Dooley. . It isn't a surprise his football team is a mess
a booster who signed off on Derek Dooley and Lane Kiffin at that.
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I blame Derek Dooley for the Cowboys miserable season.
Nope. Stuck with them through good times and bad (DAVE CAMPO WAS THEIR HEAD COACH AND DEREK DOOLEY IS ON THIS STAFF)
how long until the hire Derek Dooley?
Hope he and the coach who brought him (WR coach Derek Dooley) are gone next year.
So 1 of Derek Dooley 4 SEC wins came against you , the worst SEC coach ever ...
Everton this season = Derek Dooley's last Tennessee team. World-class attack + horrible defending = hilariously underachieving team
ya we always had high hopes with Derek Dooley as our coach...
and remember Mike Hamilton called him a mid major coach and hired Derek Dooley.
Did Derek Dooley play in a National Championship game?
Did Oregon hire Derek Dooley at the half?
Looking up at his Derek Dooley poster.
Still can't get over how bad a hire Derek Dooley was
"Steven F is the next Derek Dooley of basketball!" Excellent quote Beano!
can we call him the Black Derek Dooley then? Lol
Great quality win over the mighty Derek Dooley coached Vols!
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do you not realize Derek Dooley and Kirby Smart have something in common-both Saban assistants
any man that thinks Derek Dooley is a capable football coach needs his *** kicked.
Mark Stoops should be Derek Dooley's brother. Both recruit well, change coordinators every year and never make bowls.
the actor that played him was Derek Dooley
Could you tell if we were playing in the SEC Title?!... Butch had same record as Derek Dooley heading into 🐊 game 😂😘
It looks like he's talking to Derek Dooley
I think Derek Dooley is gonna step in for the day LOL
Yep. Those guys came in for Derek Dooley. They've earned it
what years? Lane kiffen years? Derek Dooley? When are we always picked to win the east in the last decade?!
The only thing that came out of Derek Dooley was the orange pants and getting Butch Jones as a coach.
When did Derek Dooley and Jim Chaney take over the play calling?
Who let Derek Dooley call that play?
Who let Derek Dooley coach the Vols in the first quarter?!? And dear god our kicking game is killing us ONCE AGAIN.
One reason to celebrate that it's 2016 for fans: It's the last year UT owes Derek Dooley money.
Derek Dooley: I've never seen a guy practice like Jason Witten. 10 Pro Bowls and he "still practices like a rookie trying to make the team."
John Coppolella is the Derek Dooley of MLB general managers.
I went as Phil Fulmer on Saturday and somebody asked if I was Derek Dooley. I’ll never dress up again. Halloween is forever ruined for me.
Is Mark Richt dressed up as Derek Dooley for Halloween? His team sure is playing like it.
At this point I would take Derek Dooley. HC isn't our biggest prob tho. Fred Glass is a joke.
Butch Jones is Derek Dooley with worse hair.
God bless him he has to deal with Derek Dooley on a daily basis.
After 26 games, Butch Jones has the exact same record at Tennessee as Derek Dooley.
Tough to believe that at some point during my time an Tennessee, Derek Dooley actually outcoached Butch Jones.
...that Jalen Ramsey and Vonn Bell would be our starting safeties if Derek Dooley had bothered to recruit (2/2).
Derek Mason is Derek Dooley without the wins.
I interviewed Herschel once years ago and he told me Derek Dooley would be a great head coach for Tennessee. His...
Has Butch Jones been talking to Derek Dooley? I get including Majors and Fulmer but maybe let one last coach go.
WR A.J. Jenkins makes catch in flat. WRs coach Derek Dooley says, "Come on, run the route."
If you can't win on the field, win the ticket game. Derek Dooley taught us that.
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank god and Derek Dooley for my opportunity. Here is my top 5 is order:. UT, UT, UT, UT & UT.
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Derek Dooley really screwed up but we on the rise and here to stay!!!
Just saw the Heron in the river asI crossed the Derek Dooley way into town. Amazing how the river quality has improved so much
it was almost as bad as some of Derek dooley's press conference quotes
Remember when we accepted Derek Dooley recruiting athletes like this
"He fits our system, we don't care about stars"- Derek Dooley to a half eaten sandwich
Thoroughly enjoying this interview! And eff Derek Dooley if he doesn't like Memphis players.
then you are more overpaid than Derek Dooley...
$15/hr for working fast food is quite possibly the stupidest thing I've ever heard. They'd be more overpaid than Derek Dooley
The lyrics to Bad Blood were inspired by UT's relationship with Derek Dooley.
now that Derek Dooley's not there anymore you can go back to calling it the annual beat down.
Derek Dooley actually hosted recruits at this EconoLodge
Was there a HIGH POINT of the Derek Dooley era???
Two words that send your theory spiraling... Derek Dooley.
I managed to mention The Bachelorette and Derek Dooley in the same piece. Fortunately, no orange pants were involved
My only wish is the new Florida coach will rival the abilities of our former coach Derek Dooley. ;).
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yeah Derek Dooley getting away from Tennessee football rejuvenated me
then Derek Dooley must look like a 3rd grader
That being said Lane Kiffin and Derek Dooley almost destroyed Tennessee football and I am so thankful to have the Recruiting God Butch Jones
Justin Hunter wants to know if playing under Derek Dooley will count as "time served".
I would have stabbed more than one person if I had to play for Derek Dooley.
I blame Derek Dooley for this Justin Hunter story.
Do you think Derek Dooley knows who Jalen Ramsey is yet? What a recruiting debacle.
it's like Derek Dooley tossing his headset when Lsu came back after the 14 men on the field penalty lol
Cowboys WR coach Derek Dooley: Terrance Williams made "big jump" this offseason
To be fair, Derek Dooley doesn't deserve all the blame. Mike Hamilton shares responsibility for hiring that fool and extending his contract.
4 yrs ago Derek Dooley had a Top15 signing class but it fizzled & today failed to have a player drafted for the …
Derek Dooley and Mike Hamilton is the gift that keeps on giving
Mike Hamilton and Derek Dooley strike from the grave
Now Jalen Ramsey and Vonn Bell both have NC rings. In a weird way they have Derek Dooley to thank, that could be Vols 2 safeties
“Losing games in awful ways like this is something that just follows Derek Dooley. He’s Eeyore.” Another truth!!
Byron devinner Fortunately we have Butch Jones in charge and not Derek Dooley! GoVols!
Our 9 yr old Cooper: "Didn't Jason Garrett go to Princeton? He should be smart". Me: "He hired Derek Dooley". Coop: "Nevermind"
It took 2 years, but Derek Dooley's got the right where Jerry Jones wants them
He's performed miracles with Dez Bryant this year & has father with influence MT Derek Dooley for
I sure wish Derek Dooley had bothered to recruit Jalen Ramsey. Imagine him opposite Cam Sutton at CB for TN. Thanks again, Dools!!!
From 1994 thru 2008, the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Florida Gators won between them six of the fifteen possible national championships. Today those once-proud programs announced new head coaches--Mike Riley and Jim McElwain. Riley is 61 years old, and has a career college coaching record of 93-80. McElwain has only been a head coach for three seasons, and has a career record of 22-16 (at Colorado State, no less). Remember when ADs for major football programs felt the need to make a "splash" with their coaching hires? So who now is Michigan going to hire? Derek Dooley?
"If Georgia fires Mark Richt they should hire Derek Dooley as the next coach" .
3 weeks ago you said Butch Jones was Derek Dooley and now you're saying they'll win the East. Makes sense
In their first 21 games at Tennessee Butch Jones and Derek Dooley have the exact same record: 9-12 (3-10 SEC). Kiffin in one season 7-6 (4-4)
To my UT VOL friends from a Bama fan... 1. You have one of the top 3 coaches in the SEC 2. When Saban & Miles retire he will be the best 3. He is not trying to win a game or get to a bowl...he is rebuilding an entire program. 4. Saban lost to Monroe, in Tuscaloosa, on Homecoming, in his second year. 5. You have the weakest depth chart in the SEC other than Vandy thanks to Derek Dooley. 6. You have your best recruiting in school history thanks to Butch Jones. 7. Failure by fans to look longterm will cause your big time coach to leave for a bigger time program than Tennessee. GO VOLS!!! had nothing to do with firing Phil Fulmer then making a terrible hire in Derek Dooley. Kiffin brought in great talent
I don't know about that. Derek Dooley and Joker Phillips are still kicking, right?
Old skool cool RT"Bronco Layne and Peter Swan of Sheffield Wednesday with manager Derek Dooley
Lots of mistakes by lead to 13 points for On the bright side for VolFan, Derek Dooley isn't on the sidelines.
6 turnovers now. This makes Derek Dooley proud.
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Americans have impeccable hygiene? Not the football players at Tennessee - Derek Dooley
Up next on our interview w/comments on Derek Dooley, priceless!!!
I can't help but laugh when I see Derek Dooley
Isn't Derek Dooley on the Dallas coaching staff???
We still get stuff like this from Dooley now that he's in Dallas
Is that a farmer talking to Derek Dooley in the end zone?
I just wanna take the time out of my day to say thank you to Derek Dooley for running that UT program into the ground. Thank you.
Dont u mean Derek Dooley wasted ? Offense that yr avg more than 38pts. per game in '12. Offense wasn't the problem, D was.
Then again they have Derek Dooley with Roid Rage as a coach.
Ya... With Derek Dooley talent. Our DL was SLOW, and as a result, LB's couldn't play fast
Loved having on the show today...he talked smack about other conferences AND Derek Dooley
Good piece by Reed, but he forgets, Saban and Spurrier didn't have to succeed a Derek Dooley who recruited abysmally.
Where's Derek Dooley when you need him? - RT:Wando football dealing with outbreak of staph infection
I'll hazard a guess at Derek Dooley ?
Brandon Weeden is starting and Derek Dooley is still on the coaching staff, man I love the Cowboys
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Quality joke. The football version would be, "No word on Derek Dooley's coach of the year chances."
I should never feel like a Derek Dooley UT football season during a season.
"better than being a derek dooley fan" I hear they hold Derrick Dooley fan club meetings in a shower stall
My favorite Vol coaches of all time: . 1. Phillip Filmed . 2. Derek Dooley. 3. Lane Kiffin. 4. Johnny Majors
when I die, I want Derek Dooley Lane Kiffin and members of the braves as pallbearers so let can let me down one last time. Lol
did Derek Dooley play for England when in 2nd division at Sheff Wednesday?
Legend! Possibly the only man to be equally loved by fans of & - hence the naming of 'Derek Dooley Way' in Sheff!
Derek Dooley. Scored 64 goals in 63 games for Sheffield Wednesday before having his leg amputated
I was a young kid at this game. Never in my life did I imagine the Derek Dooley years. Just look at this talent.
Coach Jones ain't playing. Mediocrity is for Derek Dooley. Not suitable for the
Street comes up limping. Receivers coach Derek Dooley told him to walk it off
Former Tennessee players take some veiled shots at Lane Kiffin, not-so-veiled ones...
If Alabama were to suddenly hire Derek Dooley the circle of hatred would be complete.
With Allan Carson's departure, 41% of Derek Dooley's 2011 signing class is now gone.
WR coach Derek Dooley on moving Dez Bryant around to create mismatches: "I think there’s really no limit on what we can …
But, Derek Dooley is his position coach. Got to be worth, oh wait. never mine.
Who IYO is The Worst UT Football Coach EVER?: I think Derek Dooley is pretty much in first place all alo...
"Kentucky Justice" - Derek Dooley thinks that's about Dave Hart farin' him.
Gil, you do remember Derek Dooley is his WR coach right?
Check out this show on your wide receiver coach Derek Dooley - A real quality human being.
"...You can either be an example in a positive way or an example in a negative way." - Derek Dooley, Dallas WR coach.
If I’m ever hired as a head coach of a football team, I’d want to make sure I’m following Derek Dooley.
Former Tennessee Vols players blast ex-coach: 'Derek Dooley was a. loser' Read more at
Derek Dooley is the worst head coach in college football history and nobody can convince me otherwise.
Ex-Vols, how do you really feel about Derek Dooley? OK then!
Climer: Butch Jones is no Derek Dooley when it comes to tough schedule.
Isn't it just mind blowing that Butch Jones can get more done on a Saturday than Derek Dooley could get done in three ye…
How the crap did we go from Phillip Fulmer to Derek Dooley. 😐 smh.
Derek Dooley has hip surgery, will coach from press box on Saturday for Tennessee - Derek Dooley, the head...
just think - 2 years ago we were coached by Derek Dooley
No worries. Derek Dooley has everything under control. Super Bowl is a forgone conclusion for my Cowboys this season.
Report: Dooley out as UT coach at season's end - Derek Dooley is reportedly out as Tennessee’s head football...
Im out for the day then fireworks with derek tonight😛
Sheffield Wednesday boss Derek Dooley chats with his players
Yardbarker:WR coach Derek Dooley says Cole Beasley will have an expanded role in Cowboys offense via
If you stare at this long enough, you start to see Derek Dooley.
Derek Dooley sending 100 people on the field at LSU
Anybody out there made a pic of Tim Howard saving Tennessee from Derek Dooley?
if we gave Derek *** Dooley three seasons, Butch Jones deserves five ATLEAST.
If SEC football fans were as open-minded and easy going as US soccer fans, Derek Dooley would still be coaching UT
I feel like the is co-coached by Derek Dooley and Nick Saban. Moments of brilliance and moments of sheer stupidity.
I'm gonna run across the middle of Derek Dooley Way in a minute, just cos I can.
Tennessee's Dooley: No word on future with Vols - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee coach Derek Dooley said if a...
lol, Derek is a brilliant show, how to make your audience cry one minute and belly laugh the next, love it
Vols LB Maggitt out for season with torn ACL - Volunteers coach Derek Dooley announced Maggitt's condition at his...
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And my question is what the *** happened to Gen. 2 of the Dooley family of coaches? Vince 1, Derek - 0:
Are we blaming Miss Tennessee's exclusion on Derek Dooley?
Derek Dooley and Todd Raleigh were both coaching at UT at same time. It's a miracle the entire campus didn't fall into the Tennessee River.
some yahoos on social media are now saying Holly Warlick is on the hot seat..."Derek Dooley in a pantsuit." UNBELIEVABLE!!!
To top it off, Butch Jones is going to take the Marquette basketball job tonight and Vols will re-hire Derek Dooley to stop paying buyout...
Is Holly Warlick just Derek Dooley in a pant suit ? . . . .bad coach
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