Dooley calls upon Elvis to illustrate point
The Volunteers brought Graceland to the Wynfrey Hotel.
Talk is cheap to coach Derek Dooley. Tennessee has become a punching bag in recent years for SEC powers, but the third-year head coach does not believe that is going to be true this season. But saying it from a podium in July is different from executing in October -- Dooley understands that.
He even called upon Elvis to emphasize the point.
“A little less conversation, a little more action,” Dooley said, referencing Elvis' classic lyrics, of his predictions for his team this year.
The Volunteers were selected to finish fifth in the SEC East by the media on Thursday -- a far cry from Tennessee’s former heights -- but Dooley shot down that notion.
“You won’t have Tennessee to kick around anymore.”
Time will tell if the Volunteers get all shook up against top competition.