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Dooley fears Vols overestimating themselves

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08:18 AM ET 09.05 | In Knoxville, Derek Dooley isn't asking "How many?," but, "How?" [Dooley] insists that the Vols' 1-0 start means little. His team may not be getting the message. Dooley said a sluggish practice on Tuesday left him worried about the team's focus after a season-opening win last Friday against North Carolina State. "Most teams never reach their dreams because they overestimate the event and underestimate the process," Dooley said. The Vols play Georgia State on Saturday before facing Florida on Sept. 15. Dooley said he wants his players to focus on how they got to 1-0, not the "event" -- the win itself. "Our biggest challenge is going to be not patting ourselves on the back and listening to everybody talking about how good we played."

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September 5, 2012  08:43 AM ET

Conference play will bring them back to reality.

September 5, 2012  08:46 AM ET
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Conference play will bring them back to reality.

What I'm thinking as well....

September 5, 2012  08:52 AM ET
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Conference play will bring them back to reality.

The third game of the season since 2005 has brought them back to reality.

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September 5, 2012  09:03 AM ET

They have another tune up Saturday before the Fla. game and just maybe NC State was overrated to start with.

September 5, 2012  09:06 AM ET

know thyself...

September 5, 2012  09:08 AM ET
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know thyself...

I do. But that guy's a bum.

September 5, 2012  09:29 AM ET
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They have another tune up Saturday before the Fla. game and just maybe NC State was overrated to start with.

How could NCSt be overrated, most thought they sucked

September 5, 2012  09:33 AM ET
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How could NCSt be overrated, most thought they sucked

Wish I'd have known. I picked 'em last week.

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September 5, 2012  09:45 AM ET
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So did I... smh!!

Me three. WTH was I thinking...

Can't believe I picked 2 ACC schools to beat 2 SEC schools. Dadgum Vols.

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September 5, 2012  10:32 AM ET
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thanks to weenie see men we got away with it

Barely for me

September 5, 2012  10:36 AM ET
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Conference play will bring them back to reality.

In a hurry!!!! :-)

September 5, 2012  10:36 AM ET
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thanks to weenie see men we got away with it

and now we have to guess at HS games too....is there an app for that?

September 5, 2012  10:38 AM ET
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The third game of the season since 2005 has brought them back to reality.

Will this be the game that Bray gets hurt?

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September 5, 2012  10:53 AM ET
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and now we have to guess at HS games too....is there an app for that?

I have a better shot with the HS games than I do with the nfl

 
September 5, 2012  10:54 AM ET
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You have to ask the Apple fan boys :)...They way you pick, does it matter if its HS CFB or the NFL :)

that was uncalled for ;)

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