Vols hire Dooley, video of alleged armed robbery

By Adam Silverstein
January 15, 2010

Numerous sources are reporting that the University of Tennessee has hired Louisiana Tech BulldogsDerek Dooley as the Tennessee Volunteers‘ new head football coach. Dooley has led Louisiana Tech since 2007, finishing two of his three seasons with losing records (5-7, 8-5, 4-8) and only bringing the Bulldogs to one postseason appearance – the 2008 Independence Bowl.

To celebrate the occasion (actually, the timing is just a coincidence), OGGOA has uncovered a video of the alleged armed robbery attempted by freshmen safety Janzen Jackson and former players wide receiver Nu’Keese Richardson and cornerback Mike Edwards on Nov. 12, 2009, outside a Pilot gas station in Knoxville, TN. Richardson and Edwards have since been dismissed from the team while Jackson, the most talented of the three players, remains a member of the team.

Video courtesy of the Knoxville News-Sentinel.

6 Comments

  1. Denver Gator says:

    I wonder what the UGA fans will think about Vince Dooley’s son taking over at Tennessee. One interesting point in his resume was being Saban’s recruiting coordinator at LSU. I think this is a better hire than Cutliffe but it should be interesting to see what Tennessee fans say.

  2. Mr2Bits says:

    Wow, sad day when USF bulls a bigger coach than the night Vols…what a fall from grace that hillbilly program has become.

    Who did the robbing in the video, th white or the green car?

  3. ESPN could not change their story more often if they tried. Now it appears Sumlin may be in the running for the job as well. May have jumped too soon on this; then again, five outlets reporting it as fact would make one do that.

  4. Mr2Bits says:

    “ESPN could not change their story more often if they tried. Now it appears Sumlin may be in the running for the job as well. May have jumped too soon on this; then again, five outlets reporting it as fact would make one do that.”

    This place is getting worse than TMZ, feel like Im reading the gossip mags at the check out line 🙂

  5. Denver Gator says:

    Agreed, everything I have seen has had quotes from La Tech boosters and staff saying that Dooley is gone. Then again, I think most of us thought Del Rio to USC was a lock.

  6. LOL

    FYI – All comments and stories posted between 4 p.m. (EST) and whenever the site gets 100% switched over to the new server may be lost. I can replace the posts but not the comments. So keep an eye out for that and re-post your comments if any do get lost. Thanks.

Top