This nails it. I think a lot of people are forgetting just how dreadful Dooley was - his last season was the only time I ever actively rooted for UT to lose in hope of his being fired.
Jones was in way over his head at this level, and Pruitt at this point looks like a guy who should stay as a coordinator. Kiffin was and is a good coach, and shouldn't even be on this list. He's the one legit coach of the bunch, and had he stayed it may well have been a different story, as his one year here was my favorite among any season since Fulmer was fired.
It's just beyond comprehension that three consecutive hires could be this god-awful, to the point of this once highly respected program becoming a conference doormat. How much more of this before there is finally a complete reset, and a legitimate AD is brought in to straighten the mess out, if ever?
I get tired of hearing Dooley had a class without an offensive lineman. The O line Butch inherited had 4 NFL players. The ineptitude of Pruitt has not been matched. What kind of CEO is he? He cannot complete a grammatically correct sentence. He is the worst. And don’t discount Butch because he had Kamara and Dobbs. He signed both of them and that is part of being a coach.
Dooley didn't care after the second season. He quit and it showed. When he cared, he was better than Pruitt as far as coaching. Pruitt may be able to recruit, but that will turn downhill with the mounting losses.
Wait.......didn’t Butch walk into a mess of someone else’s making?
How about Doofy? Surely he didn’t create the mess that he walked into.......right?
Everyone “can see it” however talent has increased.......the gap hasn’t.
He has had 12 blowout losses in 32 total games. He has a losing record. He got smacked by Kentucky and Arkansas.......the same Arkansas team that has a first year coach........the same Arkansas team that lost EVERY SINGLE SEC game the prior two years.
Turnarounds......can be done......Pruitt isn’t doing that.
Yeah, Dooley was the worst by far. Pruitt already has more than twice as many SEC wins as Dooley. And almost all of Dooley's SEC wins came in the 1st year.
Pruitt has been mediocre, but has recruited very well, and built the program back up. Dooley was just a trainwreck. If he hadn't inherited Chaney from Kiffin, completely plausible that Dooley would've been 1-11 in his final season.