Tennessee Volunteers Football: Grading Derek Dooley's Tenure as Head Coach

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Tennessee Volunteers Football: Grading Derek Dooley's Tenure as Head Coach
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I know it has only been two years since the Tennessee Volunteers hired Derek Dooley to coach the suddenly struggling football team, but it is a do-or-die season for him in 2012.

Dooley has had the opportunity in his short tenure to make his mark in different ways, and I've graded those methods.

For reference, Florida fired Ron Zook after two 8-5 seasons and a final 7-4 season. With records of 6-7 and 5-7, Dooley is definitely on the hot-seat this fall. I know he came into a bad situation, but that was then.

This is now.

Here's how the coach of our Vols grades out...

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