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Hopefully, Mrs. Dooley doesn’t read this because she won’t be a big fan. Dooley and the Vols are rocky bottom these days after failing to play in a bowl game for just the third time since 1989!
Tennessee is accustomed to winning SEC East division titles and they have been struggling miserably to stay healthy, let alone gain any confidence offensively.
Tennessee doesn’t land the five-stars like they were accustomed to when Fulmer could have run for president in the late '90s, but they haven’t gone broke, either. They have had some underrated NFL running backs and a few key pieces defensively that many BCS teams wished they had.
However, the dismissal of Janzen Jackson seemed to put this team back a few slots on defense, and they are catching zero breaks offensively.
If everybody would just stay healthy for most of the season, they would be much better off, but Dooley has quite the uphill battle.
They eventually need to defeat their rivals (0-4 and outscored by 59 points to UF and UGA) or else the Vols will be searching for answers, and that includes a new coach as well.