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Illustration for article titled Already Basically Fired Derek Dooley Now Completely Fired From The University Of Tennessee

Derek Dooley—already pretty much done at Tennessee—is now officially done at Tennessee. Here's Volquest:

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]

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