Dooley answers fans' questions as scrutiny continues

12:02 AM, Nov 15, 2012   |    comments
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Despite the fact embattled UT Head Football Coach Derek Dooley continues to deal with fans calling for his job, he still has his supporters here in East Tennessee.

Dooley answered questions about his team's performance Wednesday while taking calls on the radio show "Vol Calls" at Calhoun's on the River.

"I recognize the same frustrations that people are having with the ultimate results, but I'm also very proud of what this program looks like relative to what it looked like when I stopped here three years ago," Dooley said.

Vols fan Patrick MacCoon agreed with the coach.

"He's brought the program back to the point where with the next coach that comes in, I think they could really turn this program around," he said.

Dooley also focused on improvements, however he did acknowledge the team hasn't succeeded in the way that way that he had first hoped.

"There's so many things that we felt like we improved on, but we're just as equally disappointed that we haven't been able to get a few more of these SEC wins," he said.

One Vols fan, Trey McAdams, chalked that up to bad luck.

"If you look at all of our games, Georgia, South Carolina, Mississippi State, all were losses caused in the last minute by a turnover," McAdams said.

The Vols' next opponent will be Vanderbilt Saturday.

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