Derek Dooley Sunday Teleconference

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee's Derek Dooley is doing his best to keep the most heartbreaking loss in his time as a coach in perspective for his young Volunteers squad.

The Vols (2-3, 0-2 Southeastern Conference) thought they'd upset No. 12 LSU when the Tigers botched what appeared to be the last play of the game near the goal line. Moments later, Tennessee was penalized for too many players on the field, and LSU scored on the replayed third down to win 16-14.

Dooley says that's as bad it gets when it comes to football, but he's also reminding players life can get a lot worse than that heartbreaking loss. He says there's nothing the players can do but grow and get better as they prepare to travel to Georgia (1-4, 0-3) on Saturday.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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