Does being Vince Dooley’s son help Tennessee with its recruiting efforts in the state of Georgia?
Vince Dooley remains perhaps the famous coaching name from the state, directing UGA for 25 years and leading the Bulldogs to the 1980 national championship.
Derek Dooley is Vince’s son and the second-year coach at Tennessee, which traditionally recruits well in Georgia.
Unfortunately for the younger Dooley, he apparently has discovered like the rest of us that kids’ attention spans go about as far back as about a week’s worth of the best soundbites on ESPN’s SportsCenter. Most of today’s football recruits don’t know that Steve Spurrier coached at Florida, much less that he won the Heisman playing quarterback for the Gators.
In fairness to the kids, they