Derek Dooley is Michael Scott
I’ve had this theory pretty much since Tennessee first announced him as their football coach. While I thought he’d already provided some evidence, he went out of his way this weekend to make the comparison certain, utilizing a bizarre reference to the Nazis on D-Day, in which he (or his team’s captains?) becomes Erwin Rommel.
(UPDATE: I can’t get the damn video to embed, so you’ll just have to go here to watch it. The good stuff starts at about 1:25. Otherwise, content yourself with the transcript below.)
Right now we’re like the Germans in World War II. Here comes the boats, they’re coming. You have the binoculars, and it’s like, ‘Oh, my God, the invasion is coming.’ That’s what they did, they were in the bunkers. It’s coming, they call Rommel — they can’t find Rommel. (Pretending to speak into a radio.) ‘What do we do? I’m not doing anything until I get orders.’ (Pretends to look through binoculars.) ‘Have you gotten Rommel yet?'”
“All right, and 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.”
Yes, I will take every opportunity that presents itself to make fun of UT.