Derek Dooley’s Plan To Rebuild The Tennessee Volunteers Includes Teaching Proper Showering Technique

Derek Doley

New Volunteer head coach Derek Dooley has an uphill battle on his hands. He has been charged with trying to rebuild a Tennessee program that hasn’t exactly had the best last couple of years. So Dooley, as he should’ve, has come in and started to completely revamp the Vols.

And just in case you didn’t figure it out from the headline, that includes a revamp of the Vols’ showering technique.

“We’ve had a few staph infections, so we did a clinic yesterday on proper shower technique and soap and using a rag,” Dooley said. “We put some new rags in — y’all think I’m kidding, but I’m serious.

Oh, don’t you worry. This gets better.

“We had, I told them, the worst shower discipline of any team I’ve ever been around. So we talked a little bit about application of soap to the rag and making sure you hit all your body. You know, you can neglect it trying to cut corners, and it shows in how you practice and elsewhere. I’m hoping we show some improvement in that.”

Tennessee may not win a ton of games this season but there is one thing they will be. They will be the cleanest team on the field each Saturday. That’s something Tennessee fans can take solace in, right?

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