Vince Dooley spent 25 seasons roaming the sidelines at Georgia before becoming the school's athletic director, and has seen many games played at Sanford Stadium. He will not be spending his Saturday in Athens this week, however, when his son Derek Dooley brings the Volunteer's to town. The elder Dooley has gone to three of his son's first five games with Tennessee -- though he didn't attend the latest Les Miles magic trick -- but this one just doesn't feel right.
While his wife, Barbara, will likely be attending the game Vince is content to sit at home on the couch and watch it on television.
"They've got those high-tech TV cameras, and they can find you, but I'm going to be at home. I'm going to pull for my son, but I'm not going to pull for him at Sanford Stadium," Dooley said Monday. "I spent 40 years at the school, so that's the last thing I'm going to do."
The conflict of interest is obvious, so it's hard to blame Dooley for not wanting to attend the game in person. Plus, by staying home and watching on television he's afforded the opportunity to change the channel. Who wants to watch a four-hour funeral?