SEC media days, Day 3 notebook

HOOVER, Ala. -- SEC opponents liked to kick around Tennessee during the last two seasons, but Volunteers coach Derek Dooley thinks those days are finally about to come to an end.

"It's been a tough four years in Tennessee," Dooley said Thursday at SEC media days. "I know, of course, the SEC has enjoyed taking advantage of our tough times. But there's a nice mood on the team right now that you're not going to have Tennessee to kick around anymore."

For more on Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Ole Miss and other goings-on during Day 3 of SEC media days, see the full notebook here.