Derek Dooley has hip surgery, will coach Tennessee from press box

Tennessee head coach Derek Dooley had successful surgery to repair a broken hip, but he will coach the Vols from the press box when they face Mississippi State.

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Chaney to fill in for Dooley in teleconference

Tennessee head coach Derek Dooley will not participate in his weekly teleconference with the media, according to Patrick Brown of the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Instead, offensive coordinator Jim Chaney will fill in. Chaney is in his fourth season at the University of Tennessee.

Dooley is recovery from hip surgery that he underwent on Tuesday. The surgery successfully repaired his broken hip, and Dooley is expected to coach the Vols' Week 7 game against Mississippi State from the press box.

Tennessee is currently 3-2, but 0-2 in Southeastern Conference play. Dooley and the Vols are entering the toughest part of their schedule this week when they face off against the undefeated Mississippi State Bulldogs. That game will take place at 9 p.m. Saturday.

Tennessee will then host No. 1 Alabama. The following week, the Vols visit the South Carolina Gamecocks. For Tennessee, their next three opponents have a combined record of 16-0.

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