SI Vault
 
DEREK DOOLEY
DAN GREENE
August 11, 2011
ON HIS QB'S LEARNING CURVE AND CIVIC RELATIONS
Decrease font Decrease font
Enlarge font Enlarge font
August 11, 2011

Derek Dooley

ON HIS QB'S LEARNING CURVE AND CIVIC RELATIONS

SI: How is year two going to be different for Tyler Bray?

DD: Last fall we tried to keep things real clean and simple for him so he went into the game confident. You can't keep doing that because the more defenses watch a quarterback, the more they get a book on you. So they're gonna throw more at him, and he's gonna have to be better equipped to handle more.

SI: YOU AND STANLEY MORGAN FINISHED FIRST AMONG SEC TANDEMS AT A GOLF TOURNAMENT IN MAY. ARE YOU A BIG GOLFER?

DD: I DON'T PLAY AS MUCH AS I'D LIKE. BUT IT WAS GOOD THAT OL' TENNESSEE GOT A WIN IN SOMETHING IN THE SEC.

SI: You coached in the NFL. How has that translated to college ball?

DD: The NFL gives you sort of a Ph.D. in football. All of your energy gets put on pure scheme and learning how to be a better evaluator of talent. I think in those two areas, it certainly allowed me to grow professionally.

SI: How was the team's experience training with the Knoxville Police Department this spring?

DD: They had a blast. I had a lot of officers and players who might have had certain preconceived notions of the other guy and came away with a different attitude. To me, that's what it's all about.

1