Should've gotten rid of him sooner. Dooley keeps 'em on until he absolutely has to let them go. Remember the slap on the wrists for the brawlers last year?
Derek Dooley gave All-SEC safety Janzen Jackson chance after chance after chance. But in the end, he finally gave one of the most talented players on his team the boot.
Tailback Tauren Poole believes his coach has sent a message to the rest of the Vol team:
“I think it was a warning that Coach Dooley is not playing. He’s about his business, that if you’re giong to do something, you’ve got to think about this organization’s reputation. You’re representing something big, it’s bigger than me, bigger than us, bigger than coach. This program is goign to be here after us, and we’ve got to make sure we’re doing it the right way. Guys that aren’t doing that, he’s going to get rid of them.”
This writer says Dooley did the right thing by jettisoning Jackson. While making his team worse… he made his program better.