If a chill went down his spine on Sunday when Tennessee Athletic Director Dave Hart called, Dooley didn’t acknowledge it.
“I hadn’t talked to him after the game. We usually talk on Mondays. He wanted to make sure that I understood that he wasn’t going to be in Monday,” Dooley said. “We had our normal conversation about the game and what lies ahead.”
Dooley relayed the story Wednesday night on Nashville radio station 104.5 The Zone.
Host Clay Travis asked Dooley directly whether he expected to keep his job if the Vols win the final four games of the regular season.
“I really do not think about that,” Dooley said. “And I mean that. Any of that stuff is beyond my control. All that’s going to do is bring a lot of anxiety to me, the team, all that, which is unnecessary. It’s so important that we just maintain our focus on what’s next and go 1-0, and that’s what we’re trying to do here.”