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Increased scrutiny speeds up timetable

Originally Published: August 11, 2011
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

Asked about the new-age pressures of succeeding in Year 2, Tennessee coach Derek Dooley suggested that he has not yet qualified to answer the question.

"As far as I'm concerned, last year was Year 0," Dooley said.

Dooley isn't saying that because the Volunteers finished 6-7. He is saying that because he took over as the Vols' third head coach in as many seasons and knows his team isn't ready for the spotlight that now focuses on a prominent program's Year 2.

"Maybe ...

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