This week's Foot-in-Mouth Award goes to …


Tennessee coach Derek Dooley has had a rough first season on Rocky Top, and his latest comments won't do him any favors. (John Amis / The Associated Press)

Tennessee football coach Derek Dooley. The first-year Vols coach compared his club to a young, inexperienced German force fighting the Allies during Normandy.

“We’re like the Germans in World War II … like, ‘Oh my God, the invasion is coming.’ ”

He said he didn’t “want the German people to get upset at me. I’m not attacking [them], but that’s what happened.”

Not quite as bad as Bill Parcells’ quip several years ago about “Jap plays,” but surely this will draw some brickbats.

Here’s a hint: analogies comparing football to (real) warfare, they fall flat.


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