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Dirty Tricks: Tennessee State House Rep Compares His Opponent to Failed Football Coach in Mailers

5 months agoNews : Mediaite

Eddie Smith, a republican state Representative in Tennessee, has sent out mailers to his constituents comparing his democratic opponent, Gloria Johnson, to dismissed University of Tennessee football coach Derek Dooley.

Political ad compares candidate to failed Tennessee coach ... again

If you’re trying to say your opponent didn’t get the job done, that’ll do it. By most metrics, former Tennessee head coach Derek Dooley was a failure. Depending on who you ask, State House candidate Gloria Johnson is as well. I get a lot of political mailers because of the former tenant at my address. Show More Summary

How Butch Jones Rebuilt the Tennessee Football Program

"We were sick. We were ill." Butch Jones understands that he took over a beleaguered program when he replaced Derek Dooley prior to the 2013 season. The Vols—once perennial contenders for the SEC East title — hadn't been to a bowl game...Show More Summary

Cowboys WR coach Derek Dooley: Terrance Williams made “big jump” this offseason

Dez Bryant went on Twitter Monday to confirm reports that he plans to hold out of training camp and is prepared to miss regular season games if he doesn’t get a long-term contract before Wednesday’s deadline for franchise tagged players to sign them. The Cowboys haven’t seemed too worried about the possibility of Bryant following…

Tennessee playing 'Turn Down for What' on every third down

It's a new era in Knoxville. The disappointing tenures of Lane Kiffin and Derek Dooley are well in the past. Butch Jones has the Tennessee Volunteers once again recruiting with the best of the best in the SEC. And based on the whoopin'...Show More Summary

Former Tennessee players call out Derek Dooley, call him a 'loser'

Troy Fleming, Al Wilson and Corey Larkins did not play for the former head coach, but they have strong words anyway. Derek Dooley's stint as Tennessee's head coach is the kind Volunteer fans would very much like to forget. Equal parts...Show More Summary

Re-Evaluating Tennessee's 2012 Recruiting Class

Recruiting under former Tennessee coach Derek Dooley was never particularly rewarding, but there have been few clunker classes bigger than his final full haul in 2012. Even though a few of the players still have eligibility remaining,...Show More Summary

Tennessee Head Coach Butch Jones Talks QB Battle, Jalen Hurd and Explosive WRs

Tennessee head coach Butch Jones is entering his second season at the helm on Rocky Top, and with that comes a jump in expectations. Jones already did something that his predecessor Derek Dooley was unable to do, when he notched a signature win over No. Show More Summary

Will Chris Petersen Be More Urban Meyer or Derek Dooley in the Pac-12?

After eight seasons at Boise State, the million-dollar question about Chris Petersen is a familiar one: Can he repeat his success at the next level? Does a fruitful run at a WAC/Mountain West program foreshadow glory at a Pac -12 school,...Show More Summary

Derek Dooley deals with Dez Bryant

IRVING, Texas -- Along the sidelines at several games, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is seen yelling. He's always yelling it seems, but he's not being loud for the sake of it. His passion, Cowboys' players and coaches say,Show More Summary

Tennessee Volunteers vs. Missouri Tigers Complete Game Preview

The Tennessee football program already was teetering on the brink of making a coaching move when Missouri rolled into Knoxville last year. A four-overtime, 51-48 victory by the Tigers put yet another nail in Derek Dooley's ultimate big orange coffin. Show More Summary

Dez Bryant flips out on the Cowboys’ sideline

The Cowboys took a 13-7 lead over the Lions late in the third quarter, but Dallas receiver Dez Bryant was not happy. Bryant flipped out on the sideline, screaming at quarterback Tony Romo as well as receivers coach Derek Dooley and anyone else who crossed his path. Cowboys coach Jason Garrett tried to get Bryant…

Tennessee vs. Alabama: How Can Vols Keep Momentum Rolling Against Tide?

The days of Lane Kiffin trumpeting moral victories against the SEC's elite are over. So are Derek Dooley's days of no meaningful victories. Butch Jones' Tennessee Vols finally broke through with a win over a ranked opponent last week against South Carolina. Show More Summary

Tennessee Football: Midseason Grades for the Vols New Starters

The Tennessee Vols had to replace virtually their entire passing offense and revamp their historically inept defense following Derek Dooley's final season. Now, sitting at 3-3 midway through 2013, the Vols are exactly where most figured they'd be under first-year coach Butch Jones. Show More Summary

Tennessee Football: Phillip Fulmer Finally Returns—Good Move, Butch Jones

Since he arrived on campus last December, Butch Jones has done almost everything right off the field in rebuilding Tennessee's football program. From repairing dilapidated recruiting relationships in the wake of Derek Dooley's tenure...Show More Summary

Butch Jones Faces Toughest Challenge of His Football Coaching Career This Week

Tennessee head football coach Butch Jones, by all accounts, has been a big hit on Rocky Top since his arrival in Knoxville after the firing of Derek Dooley. His incoming 2014 recruiting class is ranked tops in the nation by some, heShow More Summary

Without Cowboys job, Derek Dooley was ready to sit out

The University of Tennessee is contractually obligated to throw away a lot of money on Derek Dooley over the next four years, and that makes it easy for Dooley to pick and choose what he does with himself. Dooley was fired as Tennessee’s head coach at the end of the 2012 season, and he had…

Dallas Cowboys to hire Derek Dooley as wide receivers coach

The Dallas Cowboys have filled yet another position on their coaching staff. According to Adam Schefter of, the Cowboys have hired former University of Tennessee head coach Derek Dooley to coach the wide receiver position. Dooley was fired by Tennessee after three years as head coach of the Volunteers. Tennessee’s record declined in each…

Nick Saban's so Good He Even Gets Recruits from Louisiana to Come to Alabama

Former Tennessee head coach Derek Dooley had perhaps the best description of how Alabama recruits under current head coach Nick Saban in the week leading up to the matchup between the two teams in 2012 in Knoxville. "They draft, we recruit," Dooley said according to Show More Summary

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