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(When asked about playing at Auburn and LSU while at Louisiana Tech): "It was [a source of pride], but the losses still hurt. I'll tell you what, the biggest thing that made me feel better was the first year we didn't compete. And I was really upset at rolling over," Dooley said, his voice rising with the recall of the memories. "We went to Tiger Stadium our first year, and I told the team and I'll never forget after in the locker room, I heard some coaches saying, 'Keep your head up. You fought hard.' And I said, 'Bull[FULMERIZED]. Put your head down.' Because I was embarrassed. Not of the score, but just how we competed. "Excuse my language, but I told them, 'Next time we come here, I'm going to have a box of Sharpies and I'm going to have some pictures so that you can go get their autographs.' Because that's how we played. And so I was very proud of over the course of two seasons how we began competing in those games. And we won."

VolQuest ($) has this and many other fine stories from Derek Dooley yesterday. I don't know about you, but that story does more for me than anything Kiffin said last year.

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