I wonder what the Tennessee faithful are feeling about the Derek Dooley hire. Kiffin amazed people with his ability to find great jobs despite having little experience (2 years as an offensive coordinator before being hired by Oakland, a bad year and change there, and a mediocre year at UT). He was mainly noted for being a great recruiter.
Well Derek Dooley's credentials don't exactly seem comprehensive either. His main experience prior to Louisisana Tech was as a special team coach, tight ends coach, and running backs coach in college. No offense to Fred Jackson and other coaches at those positions, but those position coach jobs are lowest priority on almost any college team. He never was a a coordinator, and at Tech he hasn't set the world on fire either (tough job though). He also has been recognized as an outstanding recruiter. When you compare Kiffin and Dooley, you see a lot of similarities in terms of credentials, but one guy is a nice guy, while the other is a douche with a hot wife. Looking at it purely in terms of credentials, it doesn't seem like an upgrade to me.