The Tennessee Volunteers lost their fourth consecutive game today in a heartbreaking loss to South Carolina in Columbia. Derek Dooley is getting a lot of heat for this losing streak, but he deserves one more year with the program.
Dooley took over a nasty situation at Tennessee and has done an admirable job getting the Volunteers headed back in the right direction. This has been a tough transition for the Dooley staff. The coaches are trying to finish a transition period with this team, and they are already hearing whispers of lost jobs.
For Tennessee, the best move is to keep Dooley on the sideline for at least one more year. Let the full cycle of his program rejuvenation play out. Volunteers take notice; this is why you need to keep Dooley for one more year.