Dooley explains how the Vols are like the Germans in WWII

During his press conference today, Derek Dooley compared his Vols’ team to the Germans in World War II.

"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.

 "I don't want the German people to get upset at me. I'm not attacking them, but that's what happened. You had one group, they weren't worried about what the plan was and orders and all that. When the war hits, things change. You've got to go. You had the other group, and they go, 'Wait a minute. They told us the invasion was way further north' where we had the empty tanks and we were hidding Patton out. 'We weren't ready for this, now what do we do?' 'We better wait until Rommel tells us what to do.'

Dooley said the Vols biggest problem right now is stamina.  He said, “The biggest thing we have to do is improve our stamina.  Physically, emotionally, intellectually.  It’s not really a physical issue.  It’s more of a mental thing.  It’s not just youth.  There’s just so much inexperience.  We have juniors out there that have never played.  Experience is a better word than youth.”

Tennessee is 2-5 and travels to South Carolina this weekend.  Germans @ 10:00 min mark of presser...


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