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Guess who's on the hot seat in Knoxville?

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08:15 AM ET 04.03 | Derek Dooley, whether he wants to pair it with orange pants, is wearing a bull's-eye. The Volunteers failed to make the postseason in [Dooley's] second year on the job, stumbling to a 1-7 mark in the SEC and 5-7 overall a year after going to the Music City Bowl. It's safe to say that Dooley is entering a make-or-break third campaign in Knoxville, especially following unrest on the coaching staff and player personnel issues this offseason. New defensive coordinator Sal Sunseri must be able to bring a little Alabama flair with him while keeping the unit playing at the high level it did under former coordinator Justin Wilcox. Quarterback Tyler Bray has the weapons at receiver, although the Da'Rick Rogers issue is a concern.

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April 3, 2012  08:36 AM ET

Yep....next

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April 3, 2012  08:39 AM ET

What happened to giving a coach 5 years to get his recruits in and his offense and defense set?

Damm microwave society wanting everything NOW, NOW, NOW!!!

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April 3, 2012  08:47 AM ET
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not news

so true. Of course he's on the hot seat.

Quality investigative journalism there National Football Post.

April 3, 2012  08:58 AM ET

I am guessing it is the guy in the photo.
That was an easy guess who.

April 3, 2012  08:59 AM ET
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not news

+1. Enough of the Vols. Please

April 3, 2012  09:02 AM ET
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I am guessing it is the guy in the photo. That was an easy guess who.

you peeked....cheata...

LOL

April 3, 2012  09:16 AM ET
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What happened to giving a coach 5 years to get his recruits in and his offense and defense set?Damm microwave society wanting everything NOW, NOW, NOW!!!

When coaches started winning 2-3 years into their tenure. Is it fair? Not really.

I'll say this about their defense change - if they don't have the personnel to run a 4-3 then it is probably smart to go to a 3-4 with Sunseri as the lead man. 3-4 is a lot more flexible to be able to fit your players in. You can have those tweener guys that can put a hand down and rush, or drop back into some kind of protection and move them all around a lot.

April 3, 2012  09:17 AM ET
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+1. Enough of the Vols. Please

Then feel free not to read and/or comment on said article about the Vols.

April 3, 2012  09:24 AM ET

His A-S-S is getting pretty warm!!!!!!

April 3, 2012  09:29 AM ET
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What happened to giving a coach 5 years to get his recruits in and his offense and defense set?Damm microwave society wanting everything NOW, NOW, NOW!!!

LOL, the Bruins gave Rick Neuheisel four years and they will live to regret it!!!

April 3, 2012  09:34 AM ET
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When coaches started winning 2-3 years into their tenure. Is it fair? Not really.I'll say this about their defense change - if they don't have the personnel to run a 4-3 then it is probably smart to go to a 3-4 with Sunseri as the lead man. 3-4 is a lot more flexible to be able to fit your players in. You can have those tweener guys that can put a hand down and rush, or drop back into some kind of protection and move them all around a lot.

Agree except a 3-4 is dependent on having a space eater at NT. Anything under 320 and you can be pushed around in the run game.

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April 3, 2012  09:47 AM ET

Who are the Vols? Isn't that the team that lost to Wyoming? Although they managed to keep it close.

April 3, 2012  09:50 AM ET
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Congrats Old Man..SEC owns all the Big 3 sports..InB4allthePac12BigXhaterssaywillbevacated..

All 3 did not win the SEC title. (Sorry 06 but regular season is not the SEC title)

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April 3, 2012  09:54 AM ET

LUS is your name a reference to Claiborne's wunderlich score? I just heard it was low.

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