OT: Coach Dooley Wants to Clean Up Vols Football. . . .Literally

Submitted by MAgoBLUE on September 14th, 2010 at 2:13 PM

From Pat Forde's "The Dash" column on ESPN.com:


"We had, I told them, the worst shower discipline of any team I've ever been around. So we talked a little bit about application of soap to the rag and making sure you hit all your body. You know, you can neglect it trying to cut corners, and it shows in how you practice and elsewhere. I'm hoping we show some improvement in that."


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September 14th, 2010 at 2:48 PM ^

the proper "shaking" technique after going #1 and how to properly wipe yourself after going #2..... Wow, psycho....

As a H.C., I would maybe mention something to the team about the staph infections and let the training staff deal with the issue.  To mention this outside the lockeroom and go into detail about it to a media outlet, is just down right (wait for it.....)



September 14th, 2010 at 3:02 PM ^

Weird OCD attention to detail is also a hallmark of some great coaches.  Wooden would devote a whole practice to how to tie your sneakers.  After seeing some of that mess in South Central LA Saturday night, I'll bet Kiffin left more than a residue at UT.  Dooley must have come to the conclusion that he has to change everything.  Discipline and excellence everywhere is old school, so he'll lose some people this year.  But, if he survives it'll serve him better going forward.

P.S. I disagree with everything except the crack on Columbus.


September 14th, 2010 at 3:43 PM ^

Mike Tice used to obsess about the Vikings putting all their silverware into the proper bins after training camp meals.  That didn't really lead to on-field success.

Wooden won because he had Alcindor, Walton, etc. and knew how to coach basketball, not because his team was rad at clipping their nails (another goofy obsession of his).


September 14th, 2010 at 6:59 PM ^

Clearly if Mike Tice didn't force players to put silverware into proper bins his name would have been 0-16 Rod Marinelli though.  Proper silverware bin-a-fication is good for at LEAST 2 wins according to my scientific back of the envelope calculation.


September 14th, 2010 at 3:38 PM ^

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September 14th, 2010 at 5:21 PM ^

Hilarious.  So not only can the Vols not play football to his standards but not wanting to shower is as bad as it gets.  Good job Dooley, make sure no one drops the soap either because that's indicative to poor hands.


September 14th, 2010 at 7:26 PM ^

Do you suppose that Dooley will make players who aren't showering correctly run laps outside naked, or will he allow them to wear shower caps while they run?

Snidely Doo Rash

September 14th, 2010 at 8:37 PM ^

Pending years of psychoanalysis of course.  Vince is a kook, and his wife is bonkers.   Check her out on Feinbaum sometime.  She was on today talking about how the team quit against the ducks.  Thanks Mommie--so it wasn't my fault.  I tend to like UGA but things are rapidly disintegrating there like at UT.  Lattimore is worth a good look as a possible Heisman candidate--I give her and F-Bomb some credit for educating me on that since I haven't seen much SEC ball yet this year.