I found this 2009 quote that was attributed the Dooley and his recruiting philosophy:
“My recruiting? I am disciplined and calm, to await the appearance of disorder and hubbub among the other schools:— I see this as the is art of recruiting and retaining the players essential to the success of my program. It is a one of my personal axioms not to advance uphill recruiting a player , nor to oppose him when he comes downhill.”
So I suppose that Dooley is fixing to waste Trooper Taylor’s ass real soon. And the Berrys? They will be clad in orange.
Derek Dooley stopped in Atlanta to check on the twin brothers of perhaps the most famous ex-Tennessee football player not named Peyton Manning or Reggie White this week.
Evan and Elliott Berry are twin mega-prospects at Creekside High School, and the younger brothers of Eric Berry. Evan is a quarterback and safety, while Elliott plays linebacker and tailback.
Eric, who plays with the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs, wasn’t too happy with Dooley and Tennessee last spring and expressed it on Twitter. He thought the Vols waited too long to get serious with Creekside DB Josh Holsey, who eventually committed to Auburn…..
I bet that Trooper Taylor does more than introduce himself casually to the Berry twins. He takes them to Sonic at happy hour for Route 44 Ocean Waters:
“Coach Dooley just wanted to introduce himself, and say that he wanted to build a relationship with them,” Creekside coach Johnny White told the AJC. “He couldn’t really talk to them because they are just sophomores.