From The Tennessean
I wonder if Cuonzo Martin is starting to feel the influence of the Dooley Effect.
Remember, Derek Dooley was Tennessee’s football coach for only three seasons before it was determined that mediocrity was unacceptable and he was fired. For those keeping score, Martin is in his third season as Vols basketball coach, and his team simply is not playing up to expectations.
College coaches in major sports used to get at least four seasons to prove themselves. It was considered only fair. That way, they could get their own recruits into the program and chart their course.
Those days are gone. By Year 3, you’re on the clock.
The Weeklys were inducted in the Meritorious Service Category for their contributions to the sport of softball, especially in the state of Tennessee.
Ralph Weekly has amassed a 1,119-369-2 (.752) coaching record and currently ranks fifth in wins among active NCAA Division I head coaches. His 1,119 coaching wins stand ninth all-time among NCAA Division I coaches and 14th in NCAA history, regardless of division. Ralph Weekly’s .752 winning percentage ranks seventh among active NCAA Division I coaches (minimum five years as an NCAA Division I coach).
Karen Weekly is 841-285-2 (.746) as a head
From Bleacher Report
As the clock ticks down to national signing day, the Tennessee Volunteers are more concerned about making their current class of 33 commitments fit into scholarship number crunches than adding new players.
Already there has been some necessary attrition this week with the decommitment of linebacker Kevin Mouhon, who told GoVols247’s Ryan Callahan (subscription required) that he “just felt like (he) had better opportunities elsewhere.”
Even so, there are a couple of major targets the Vols would love to add to close this year’s class and a couple more wavering commitments UT desperately wants (and needs) to hang onto.