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Another thing to remember about the whole situation: going back to Arnett's recruitment, he said himself that his father wasn't a factor in his decision, and he was sick then. He even said he and his father weren't that close. So, it's becoming more obvious he's just not happy and using his father's sickness to get back home, and now making UT look bad.
I love writers who overreact to everything, like the one on this site.
3 years ago on PR Bungle: Dooley Won’t Give Vol WR Arnett A Free Pass To Transfer
Dooley did meet in person with Arnett, he even went to the Arnett household to see his parents while on a recruiting trip in Michigan. Dooley tried to accommodate Arnett, and instead, Arnett got greedy and tried to manipulate the situation.
@volroadwarrior well said.
Wow, here's a surprise, you writing an anti-Dooley piece. What a shocker, doesn't this get old?
1. If Arnett's decision was based soley on him wanting to be close to his dad (which he claims it is), why does it matter to him if he can't go to Michigan or MSU? That raises red flags and Dooley knows that. He's smarter than you, and most of us.
2. Dooley is setting a standard. Arnett signed a binding contract with UT and now he wants out of it one year in. That tells everyone "hey, if you don't like it here, no worries, we'll let you out of here for free". Wrong message to send.
3. Arnett is getting what he wants, he's getting his release. Why make a stink out of it and send ESPN an email complaining? That screams of a spoiled kid who isn't getting his way and wants to make a public outcry about it. Take your release, go be with your sick dad and be happy about it.
Also, UT goes up against Michigan and MSU on the recruiting trail every single year, as was stated in the statement from UT. It's not just about on-field competition, yet you conveniently left that out. Big surprise there.
As for the Brandon Warren situtation, he is from Knoxville, and UT is the only FBS school in the Knoxville area. He had one choice to play FBS level football near his sick parent. Not the case with Arnett. I guess you just happened to forget that too.