Update: Derek Dooley has been hired by Tennessee, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel.
Louisiana Tech's Derek Dooley, who is close to being named Tennessee's coach, slaps a player during a Sept. 15, 2007 game against California. Thanks to Sports by Brooks.
According to Brooks, Dooley is the only candidate willing to take on six assistants left over from Lane Kiffin's staff. The assistants are under contract and owed nearly $3 million by the school.