Originally Posted by KAEPERNICK
Dooley somehow made Louisiana Tech respectable, and was the son of someone famous, more the later than the former I suspect.
Dooley did dick at Louisiana Tech. He had one winning season sandwiched in between two abysmal seasons.
Prior to Saban coming to LSU, his agent Jimmy Sexton had done a little research and discovered that more NFL players are born and raised in the state of Louisiana per capita than any other state in the country. Saint Nick knew that if he could build a hypothetical fence around the Louisiana borders and keep the best prospects in the state, he would win. Nonetheless, a few of his first few recruiting visits included Marquise Hill, Marcus Spears, and Michael Clayton - all of whom went on to play for LSU and meaningful snaps in the NFL.
All Dooley had to do at Louisiana Tech was pick from LSU's leftovers and he would have been successful in the WAC had he stayed. Dooley bit off way more than he could chew at that point in his career when he accepted the Tennessee job following that screwjob by Kiffin.