|Written by Chris Vannini|
Posted by: Chris Vannini on January 8, 2013
The Coaches Poll has become a hot-button issue in college football.
Some coaches have admitted to not filling out their ballot, and last month, Steve Spurrier admitted he would favor some other schools in his final ballot if it didn't become public.
Former Tennessee head coach Derek Dooley is the latest to weigh in on this issue. He joined "The Experts" on ESPNU to talk about a variety of issues, including the Coaches Poll.
"I've always hated the Coaches Poll," he said. "I know everything about the guys I'm playing and maybe even some teams they play, because you study them. But then you go home and see a quarter of a team and there's no way you can compare. ... I never liked being on the poll because I felt like I couldn't do a fair job.
"Then you bring in the SEC guys voting for them, the Pac-12 guys voting for them. But you're always going to have the bias, and I think that's one of the things that makes college football special. We want to change all these others things, but don't forget, us sitting here debating it is one of the things that makes college football special."
In my opinion, Dooley looked comfortable doing analysis on camera. When his coaching career ends, he might have a future in TV. He also spoke about the national championship game, and apparently didn't think that would be very hard.
Chris Vannini is the lead writer for CoachingSearch.com and has covered Michigan State sports for The State News, The Oakland Press and MLive.com. He writes a weekly column for the Detroit Free Press on behalf of SB Nation. Vannini lives in Big Ten country, so his foot speed is far from SEC caliber, but his pulse on coaches is hard to match. Be sure to follow @CoachingBuzz on twitter and send your feedback to email@example.com
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