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Derek Dooley hired at Tennessee

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By BETH RUCKER

AP Sports Writer

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee's frantic search to find a new

coach is over, and the Volunteers are turning to Louisiana Tech's

Derek Dooley.

Louisiana Tech spokesman Malcolm Butler says Dooley has resigned

from his positions as coach and athletic director to join the

Volunteers. A statement by the university was expected later

Friday.

The son of former Georgia coach Vince Dooley, Derek Dooley went

17-20 in three seasons at Louisiana Tech.

The Volunteers hired him after a quick search to fill the

vacancy created when Lane Kiffin abruptly resigned Tuesday night,

bolting to Southern California after 14 months.

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