Derek Dooley has a unique perspective on a growing national debate about Boise State’s potential to compete in a major conference.
But Tennessee’s first-year head coach has no desire to join that debate, he said Wednesday during the SEC’s weekly coaches teleconference.
"I’m not a wizard so I don’t know how Boise would fare in the SEC," Dooley said.
Dooley came to the Volunteers from Louisiana Tech. The Broncos, who are ranked No. 2 by the Associated Press and are No. 3 in the BCS standings, beat La. Tech 49-20 on Tuesday night.
"I didn’t watch them. I was watching South Carolina last night," said Dooley, who brings his 2-5 Volunteers into Williams-Brice Stadium for a 12:20 game on Saturday.
Dooley mentioned he had a lot of respect for Broncos head coach Chris Peterson and his program, but added it’s folly to try to project what one team might do from another in a different region.
"I have never been one to compare," Dooley said. "The only way you know is when they get in there and do it. (But) it’s hard to argue with what (the Broncos) have done."