Tennessee Volunteers' head coach Derek Dooley has just wrapped up his third spring with the program, but the work isn't even close to being done. Besides meeting with his new coaches, beginning plans for the 2012 schedule and continuing to recruit new players, the Vols have some huge post-spring dates in the future.
In a year where the general consensus demands eight or nine wins, Tennessee is looking at its most important post-spring period in several years. If the Vols don't convert all of their hard work into wins this fall, you better believe new athletic director Dave Hart will be reviewing resumes for yet another coaching change.
Let's hope for the sake of the 2012 season and the future of the program that Dooley and his players can get it turned around. Here are five key dates that will help with that.