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Dooley and Struggling Vols

By: Beth Rucker
By: Beth Rucker

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee coach Derek Dooley compares
his young, inexperienced team's struggles to the German forces
during the Allies' invasion of Normandy during World War II.
Speaking during his weekly media appearance on Monday, Dooley
offered a 2-minute-long description of the confusion caused by the
surprise of the Americans landing at Omaha Beach on D-Day and the
Germans' slow reaction.
Dooley says right now "we're like the Germans in World War II
... like, 'Oh my God, the invasion is coming."' Dooley added that
he didn't "want the German people to get upset at me. I'm not
attacking (them), but that's what happened."
Maybe he didn't want to anger anyone, but someone usually gets
upset whenever there is a comparison between sports and military
battles.


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