On line sports gambling handicappers were about to write off the Volunteers chances at singing a good gambling sports class for the 2010 season. Enter new head coach Derek Dooley who, in just two weeks on the job, saved the class as Tennessee finished with a top ten on line sports gambling class for 2010.
Dooley had the near impossible task of restoring calm and order after the gambling sports firestorm of Kiffin’s desertion. It was a stellar sportsgambling start to Dooley’s career that also served to win over a lot of on line sports gambling skeptics.
Tennessee has had a bad string of on line sports gambling performances that have produced three six-loss seasons in the past five years. Kiffin had improved the Vols as the 2009 on line sports gambling season evolved and had one of the highest rated recruiting classes that was projected before National Signing Day.
When he skipped town at the dead of night Volunteer Nation was in a panic and Dooley faced plenty of doubters after he arrived from Louisiana Tech, where he was coming off a losing season.
As good as the Volunteers recruiting class was, however, they still did not gain much on line sports gambling ground on their Southeastern Conference rivals from Florida, Alabama, and LSU. Still, what Dooley did accomplish was getting Tennessee back on track and focused on the road ahead.
A key to Dooley’s success was his ability to keep all of Tennessee’s early enrollees that were already in school under Kiffin. Nobody departed and that gave him instant on line sports gambling credibility with the rest of the recruiting contacts that Kiffin established.
Dooley tried to cool off a bit of on line sports gambling exuberance from the fans and many gamblers expecting huge things from the Vols for 2010, however.
“I think its jumping the gun a little bit to get so excited on signing day, even though I know is a great event for the fans,” said Dooley.
The biggest event, however, could be that there are positive vibes again out of Knoxville.