Dooley knows how to Facebook — perhaps too well

Derek Dooley loves his mobile apps like the rest of us, particularly the ever popular one for Facebook.

But the Tennessee head coach may want to resist the urge to log into the social networking site more often after violating NCAA bylaw 13.4.1.2 on June 3 when he inadvertently posted a message on high school tight end Nick O’Leary’s Facebook wall.

Derek DooleyICONLike most of us, Derek Dooley is a Facebook guy.

The bylaw states “electronically transmitted correspondence that may be sent to a prospective student-athlete (or the prospective student-athlete’s parents or legal guardians) is limited to electronic mail and facsimiles.”

According to the Knoxville News Sentinel, Dooley reported the NCAA secondary violation — the second self-reported transgression since he took over as coach in January. The first involved 26 football players receiving improper benefits from Bar Knoxville.

Under Lane Kiffin in 2009, the Volunteers committed at least six secondary violations.

O’Leary, who attends Dwyer High in West Palm Beach, Fla., is considered the nation’s top tight end in the Class of 2011, according to Rivals.com. But he is no longer considering the Vols and is set to announce his college decision at the Army All-American Game in San Antonio on Jan. 8.

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