KNOXVILLE, TN (News Sentinel) -- A day after a loss that may seal his fate, Tennessee football coach Derek Dooley was hanging tenuously to his job even amid the widespread expectation that his firing was imminent.

Athletic director Dave Hart, who will make the call on Dooley's future, spent most of Sunday afternoon watching the Lady Vols at Regal Soccer Stadium in a first round NCAA tournament game.

An athletic department spokesperson said Hart had no new comment on Dooley's job status.

"There's nothing to report," said associate athletic director Jimmy Stanton late Sunday.

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