“… and I hope we’ll get something out of it.”

Maybe it’s just me, but I find this a tad creepy:

Tennessee football coach Derek Dooley’s policy is that reporters are not allowed to watch practice, but they can watch games.

So when the Volunteers held a mock game last week, Knoxville Sentinel writer Austin Ward asked Dooley if reporters would be admitted since it was a ‘game’ and not a ‘practice,’ per say.

Dooley’s response, according to Jack McElroy, the editor of the Knoxville News Sentinel, was interesting to say the least.

The coach offered access to only certain reporters, as a “reward” for their work during training camp.

Tennessee’s gone from a raging narcissist to a control freak.  Can’t Mike Hamilton find a normal person to coach his football program?

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10 responses to ““… and I hope we’ll get something out of it.”

  1. baltimore dawg

    he’s definitely barbara’s son.

  2. Bad M

    Maybe those guys wore the “right” hat. Fire the rest. Off with their heads.
    Finebaum is set for life in bammers.

  3. Bulldog Bry

    Can you imagine if Richt did this?

  4. Principal B.F. Skinner

    “Show up, which is No. 1. Give effort, and be respectful. That’s kind of a Rule of Three in our program.”

    And if a reporter shows up late, Derek (like a Professor Kingsfield but with the hair of a werewolf) won’t call on him for the entire season.

    See Derek’s Boot Camp Rule of Order 3(a)(1)(iii) derived from being mentored by Nick Saban, Barbara Dooley and R. Perry Sentell.

  5. W Cobb Dawg

    All DD needs is Kiffin’s helicopter to make the clone transformation complete.

  6. Man, The Precious sure is a hard a–!
    If he treats reporters that strictly, just imagine if you were one of his players and you, oh I don’t know, got thrown out of a bar that you had entered illegally (and by special treatment had the cover charges waived), started multiple fights, nearly killed one of your victims (who just so happened to be an off duty police officer), resisted arrest and spent the night in jail.
    I know that all sounds a little over the top, but what if you did all of that?
    Imagine just how harsh the penalties coming down on you from The Precious would be.
    Man, I sure wouldn’t want to be in your shoes.
    For serious.

    • 69Dawg

      +1 Precious is a hard a$$ but he’s not crazy. The whole group should have been suspended for at least one game and if they did not give up the guilty party they should be suspended until they did. But that’s just me.

      • Macallanlover

        +2 I lost mega respect for DD’s handling over this incident. Everyone gets upset over a 20 year old getting busted forhaving a beer in his hands, or driving on a suspened license, etc. just because they are provable in court, but an incident like this where no charges are filed because the evidence is lacking (but we know everyone of those players was there and did NOTHING to stop it) is glossed over. Inexcusable, by any definition. And the song plays on at UT, doesn’t seem to matter if Fulmer, Junior, or Junior 2 is in charge.