Tennessee entered its game against Vanderbilt still mathematically alive for a bowl berth and trailed only 13-10 at the half. But the homestanding Commodores outscored their guests 28-8 across the final 30 minutes, ensuring the Vols of their third-straight losing season, fourth in five years and fifth since 2005. It is the first time since the late-1970s that Tennessee will not advance to postseason play in consecutive years, and the loss to Vanderbilt was the program's worst in that one-sided rivalry in more than 50 years. The Vols' eight-game SEC losing streak is also their longest since being a charter member of football's most storied conference.
If only they'd beaten Vanderbilt! There's a list of possible replacement candidates over here. Jon Gruden watched a UT game on a plane once (he took notes!) so he's the leader in the clubhouse. Try to remember the good times, everyone.
Dooley Era Ends At Tennessee [Volquest]