Wow, what a crazy few days in Knoxville. First Lane Kiffin bolts, students riot and then everybody turns Tennessee down.
Well, not everybody. I’m hearing the plan is to hire Derek Dooley, Vine’s son at Louisiana Tech, but first Kippy Brown gets an interview to give the appearance UT considered a minority.
Dooley was 4-8 last season, but had done a good job at LaTech, going 8-5 the year before. I met him when he was a young man while I was covering Georgia.
Wil Muschamp, Troy Calhoun, David Cutcliffe an Kyle Whittingham all said no to Tennessee. Is it a top 15 job or not?
Your thoughts on the hiring? And check out my preseason top 25 in Saturday’s paper.