Manning has Dooley’s back

Call Manning a creature of habit. He loves consistency.

He said it takes at least two years to learn one system – much less two, as the Vols will have to do again.

Still, he’s behind UT head coach Derek Dooley, and looks forward to visiting with him this week.

“So far I’ve enjoyed what Coach Dooley has had to say and his philosophy on things,” Manning said. “Certainly, everybody’s got to give him time to establish himself and establish his principles. The things that he and I have talked about in his way of doing things, it makes a lot of sense.

“I think Coach Dooley will get us going in the right direction.”