Monday, October 25, 2010

Oh no, Derek Dooley didn't just compare the Vols to the Nazis at D-Day, did he?

Oh yes, he did.

"He (Dooley) assigned UT the role of the Germans, and its weekly opposition as the Americans.
"Here comes the boats, they're coming. You have the binoculars, and it's like, 'Oh, my God, the invasion is coming,'" Dooley said. "They call (German Field Marshall Erwin) Rommel - they can't find Rommel.
"'What do we do? I'm not doing anything until I get orders,'" Dooley continued, as he pretended to look through binoculars. "'Have you gotten Rommel yet?'
"The Americans were the exact opposite. We hit the beach, and we were on the wrong spot. 'What do we do? I don't know, but these guys are firing and we better hide over there and blow some stuff up to get up there.' They weren't looking for (help). That's where we've got to make that transition."
Dooley then quickly apologized for potentially offending any Germans."

His Hairness is probably going to get a lot of flack for this. On the other hand, he could have used some poorer choices for comparison that would have come off worse. And awkward press conferences are the least of Tennessee's problems, on the gridiron or on the hardwood.

(via Go Vols XTra, Deadspin)

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