October 20, 2012
3 Stages of Bama…
October 20, 2012: Knoxville, TN
There are stages to almost everything these days. The most commonly used when in any discussion is the stages of grief following the death of a loved one. Some stages can last months or years or some, as in this case, minutes! The 3 Stages of Bama brought an end to the Vols hopeful 2012 season. Even with 3 losses already on the books to Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi State, Vol fans still clinged to hope that there was some salvation near. That perhaps we could, from the depths of despair, conjure up enough strength and fortitude to match wits with a worthy opponent.
The trouble with this thought process, however, is that worthy opponents this year have come in the forms of NC State (possibly fluke), Troy, and Akron. Hardly challenging opponents to any SEC team but seemingly able to score points on the Vols.
Now enters #1 Alabama Crimson Tide
What took place on the field inside Neyland Stadium, Vol fans would wish to forget quickly as the Crimson Tide made a mess of the Volunteers and stripped fans of any hope we had left in a winning season as well as any remaining faith in the smooth talking Derek Dooley. Now fans, who had been vocal upon his hiring, began to rise up in a great big “I told you so” quickly starting the “tide” (forgive the pun) against former Louisiana-Tech Coach and Athletic Director turned SEC Head Coach’s departure.
Can Derek Dooley fix the Vols? No, I don’t believe he can. He would seem to have a better fit among an athletic programs administration than a head coach. The forever puzzling quarterback Tyler Bray seems to be almost zombie like under Dooley’s coaching. The zombie effect slowly spreading to the entire team and fan base.
It is certainly understandable that you have to give a coach time to develop his team, especially one who followed one of the possibly biggest cluster fuck’s of Tennessee’s history with the hiring of The Weasel but even with the recruiting classes that followed Fulmer’s last years, Weasel, and Dooley, fans expected a much better team and, in no way, expected a sub .500 team.
November 18, 2012
No Parlay from the Commodores
Saturday, November 17 2012: Nashville, TN
As if the end of 2011 was not enough of a crushing blow to the souls of Vol fans losing to Kentucky, a team that is a stable victory at the end of all football seasons, Derek Dooley and the Vols figured why stop there! I can remember my father always telling me “if you’re going to win, then do it….. if you’re going to lose, lose big so you can at least get some pity from people”. However, Derek Dooley will not receive much pity from the Big Orange fan base as the Vols suffer an embarrassing loss to Vanderbilt.
I’m use to seeing a well oiled Vol machine dismantle Vandy like it was just some spring scrimmage except this year hell hath frozen overith and Vandy was embarrassing the Vols both on and off the field.
My hopes are that this will be the final season for Derek Dooley and his dream of leading a real SEC powerhouse back to the promise land. That he will realize his talents, whatever the hell they may be, would be better suited behind a desk and with a shirt and tie, than orange pants on the hallowed grounds of college football fields.
While I am not one of these to wish harm on anyone, I mean who wouldn’t of said yes to being offered a job as head coach of the Volunteers? Who wouldn’t convince themselves that they could do it? Especially being the son of SEC Georgia Bulldog legend Vince Dooley and having worked with Nick Saban, clearly this generations college football coach God.
Derek Dooley just does not have what it takes to lead a major college football team. You can see in his demeanor both on and off the field, in press conferences, and the stupid antics of practice such as Dooley’s retarded Orange Dog.
There are just no more fake rabbits you can pull out of your hat to fix the black hole the Vols have sunk into. We need a major coach, with major ideas, a real defensive scheme, a real quarterback (Cause Bray isn’t) and a real back bone!
Here is the post-game press conference. Clearly you see a man defeated and realizing no one buys his sales pitch anymore!
FEED THIS DOOLEY….YOU’RE GONE!
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