Dooley says Fulmer has been supportive

“He’s been very gracious and very supportive, and I’m appreciative of that,” Dooley said. “I know what he’s going through isn’t easy. Hey, any time you’ve been at a place a long time like him and had the success that he’s had and it doesn’t end the way you want it to end, it’s hard and hard emotionally. I understand that.

“I’m not getting in the middle of what happened, but I do understand he has a lot of pain over it. I’m also appreciative that he’s supportive of me and what we’re trying to do here. It’s obvious that he loves Tennessee and always will.”