Derek Dooley fired as Tennessee coach

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Derek Dooley’s days at Tennessee are over.

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The university announced the anticipated firing Sunday after Dooley posted the storied program’s longest run of consecutive losing seasons in over a century .

Dooley, 44, had a 15-21 record that included an 0-15 mark against Top 25 teams. Dooley was 4-19 in Southeastern Conference competition during his three-year tenure and had lost 14 of his last 15 league games.

“This is a result-based profession,” Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart said. “You cannot ignore the results at the end of the day.”

Offensive coordinator Jim Chaney will serve as Tennessee’s interim coach for the Kentucky game.

GEORGIA SOUTHERN: The Eagles will be a No. 5 seed in the FCS playoffs and play host to Central Arkansas in the first round Dec. 1

BIG TEN EXPANSION: The Maryland Board of Regents is scheduled to meet Monday to discuss the Terrapins leaving the Atlantic Coast Conference for the Big Ten.

If Maryland approves the move and applies for admission, Rutgers is expected to follow suit and leave the Big East.

MIAMI: Coach Al Golden says he has not been told if the Hurricanes have decided whether to impose a second consecutive postseason ban.

Golden spoke with acting athletic director Blake James on Sunday, one day after the Hurricanes (6-5) became bowl eligible with a win over South Florida.

The Hurricanes’ compliance practices have been the subject of an NCAA investigation since 2011, and because that inquiry is not complete, it’s possible that Miami might self-impose another ban.

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wildman 11/19/12 - 07:18 am
Good Grief, Again.

I think with time he would have made this a good team. UT fired a coach for having a record of 9-2 (Phat Phil) then hired a smart(blank) from the West Coast. Guess you get what you ask for. Dooley will be a great coach somewhere.

justthefacts 11/19/12 - 08:43 am

Not good news for the SEC East if they hire Gruden for the job.

griff6035 11/19/12 - 09:10 am

Why give a coach a six year contract and then fire him after three.

OpenCurtain 11/19/12 - 09:10 am
Tired of Watching Lame Games

Even though I don't usually root for UT
I want to see good competition and games that are
not as predicable.

Sorry to see anyone lose their job, but this was overdue.

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