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Derek Dooley has problems with Facebook

Posted on: December 21, 2010 4:11 pm
Edited on: December 21, 2010 4:11 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Okay, so here are some new rules for the Tennessee athletic department.  All student-athletes should avoid bars for the time being, and coaches need to stay off Facebook.  Even if they're just tending to their farm or whatever it is you kids are doing on Facebook these days.  Both of those activities have led to secondary violations at the school in recent days.

The latest ones come courtesy of head coach Derek Dooley, who, when trying to reply to a recruit via a Facebook message, accidentally posted the message on the player's wall for the whole world to see.
Dooley violated NCAA bylaw on June 3 when he inadvertently posted a message on four-star high school tight end Nick O’Leary’s Facebook wall.
According to the bylaw, “electronically transmitted correspondence that may be sent to a prospective student-athlete (or the prospective student-athlete’s parents or legal guardians) is limited to electronic mail and facsimiles.”
This secondary violation, coupled with another recently learned self-reported transgression involving 26 football players receiving improper benefits from Bar Knoxville, constitute the first known violations involving the UT football team since Dooley took over as coach in January. Under Lane Kiffin in 2009, the Vols committed at least six secondary violations.

The recruit, Nick O'Leary, also happens to be the grandson of some former golfer.  His name is Jack Nicklaus or something like that.  After finding out about their mistake and reporting it, Dooley and his staff weren't allowed to contact O'Leary for two weeks, which left his Facebook wall mighty empty and no doubt made him feel incredibly lonely.

As for why Dooley left the message on O'Leary's wall, it seems that it was all a mistake because Dooley knows that was against the rules.  It's just he was answering the message on his cell phone and thought he was answering O'Leary's message, not posting it on the wall.

In other words, life at Tennessee is like a bad sitcom that gets inexplicably high ratings.  Something we wouldn't know about here at CBS.

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 3:54 pm

Derek Dooley has problems with Facebook

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Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: December 22, 2010 11:22 am

Derek Dooley has problems with Facebook

Stop complaining and take it.  You SEC homers complain too much.  You have an excuse for everything that goes wrong and you blame everyone else. 

Take a trip to 'Shuttieville', and grow up.  Leave Kiff out of the conversation.  He's gone, although he will be back to take your stadium and hearts from you...after SC comes to town in the near future.

Happy Holidays! 

Since: Oct 21, 2008
Posted on: December 22, 2010 11:18 am

Derek Dooley has problems with Facebook

hahahahah yes! the cbs sitcoms are so terrible! probably the best blog post to date

Since: Oct 19, 2006
Posted on: December 22, 2010 9:28 am

Derek Dooley has problems with Facebook

All I can say is whooopidy dooo daaaa....Its seems like everything is a violation. There has been times that I have been to bars and got there early enough to avoid the cover charge, but since I am not a College Football player thats alright. College Football players have to make sure they show up during money taking hours only(Cover charge), and the owner has no discretion on who he allows to pay or not.(He only owns the place for goodness sake) 
Lets flip the script, I wonder if a group of lady vols cheerleaders came on a Friday night dressed in just about nothing at all, and the bar keep, knowing that good looking women=higher beer sales decided to have free cover for the ladies but not the the lady vols cheerleaders violate
NCAA rules? What if it was the tennis team, a lot of girls play tennis...the bar owner does not know that they all play tennis, but he thinks one or two might, and since they are hot, he lets them in free, because good looking girls=more guys trying to impress and buying more beer. 
So why cant the bar tender let in the football players? Maybe the bar had a lot of older women who liked younger men, so the older women who have jobs, want to buy more beer for the young men, in an attempt to score with an athlete. In other words who gives a crap what a bar does in order to get more business...he did not exploit the players, and I am so sure when being recruited to Tennessee, the big recruiting step was "free cover at joes on Friday, wink, wink" YOU GOT ME COACH! To hell with the stadium, facilities and TV time...I need and want free cover at joes bar and grill in Knoxville! 
And as for facebook, the recruit can add or not add who he wants on his friends list, furthermore facebook is checked at your convenience not like a phone that will ring and ring driving you crazy, but Tennessee is under the microscope thanks to Pearl, and Lane Kiffen...but one more what if...if the football players were driving down Chapman highway in Knoxville, ran out of gas and a local hardware store owner stopped and put 5 bucks worth of gas in their car, would that be a NCAA violation?  

Since: Aug 16, 2009
Posted on: December 22, 2010 2:30 am

Derek Dooley has problems with Facebook

Just another example of rules/rule books/etc. not being able to keep up with our rapidly changing technological world.  As i have posted other places, the NCAA rule book is more difficult to interpret than the IRS code.  It really needs updating and streamlining.....

Since: Oct 29, 2007
Posted on: December 21, 2010 11:23 pm

Derek Dooley has problems with Facebook

I think the reporter might as well have said "Jack Nicholson or something like that."  Because I am feeling the need to google to make sure this reporter knows wth he's talking about.
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Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: December 21, 2010 10:44 pm

Derek Dooley / Facebook

It is like a bad CBS sitcom, except that the UT Follies don't have that horrible laugh track to annoy the viewers. There's nothing worse than canned laughter.

Since: Feb 24, 2008
Posted on: December 21, 2010 9:22 pm

Derek Dooley has problems with Facebook

Not sure why this should be a rule.  How is this going to be policed?   By schools reporting on themselves?   Seems trivial. 

Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: December 21, 2010 7:40 pm

Derek Dooley has problems with Facebook

In other words, life at Tennessee is like a bad sitcom that gets inexplicably high ratings.  Something we wouldn't know about here at CBS.

Nice to see some humor at work here at CBS...
But really, the NCAA is going to have to rethink what is included in "electronic mail and facsimiles" if replying to someone's wall on Facebook is considered a secondary violation while sending an email is not.  That seriously needs updating.

Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: December 21, 2010 7:22 pm

Derek Dooley has problems with Facebook

Jeezus C. Christ.....please read between the lines.  If you always take things so literally you will never understand life.  It will merely pass you by as you wrongly determine that it must be everyone else that just don't get it.

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