Apparently Dooley read Finebaum's article a few weeks back on Dooley taking the Auburn job in '80 only to turn it down and return to UGA. Dooley called Finebaum on the story, and he cleared the air (Mobile Register).
Dooley talks about exactly how close the deal really got to going down, but he points out that he never accepted the gig. However, he was considering it strongly enough to call Erk and tell him that Erk would have to coach the national title game vs. ND.
Most interesting about the article...Dooley recommended Dye for the job in Auburn after he walked away from the opportunity. Article also has a funny line about Herschel and Bo.