Dooley confident results will come … in time

“I don’t know if that’s ever happened,” he said. “But that’s what makes it fun and challenging, and we’re going to have to do a heck of a job coaching.”

A handful of players have left since Dooley came on board, most notably running back Bryce Brown, offensive tackle Aaron Douglas and quarterback Nick Stephens.

But the players who’ve endured say Dooley has brought a steadying hand to the program and a clearer vision of what’s expected of them.