Browsing: Derek Dooley

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.