On Monday morning, a UT fan known to the Twitter world as Mac B posted a link to a tweet from a UT blogger known as “Mike From TN”.
“If Derek Dooley had any dignity,” the tweet read, “he would resign today and not accept the buyout from the university.”
“Mike From TN” didn’t stop there with his demand for Dooley’s resignation via the Twitter machine.
In another tweet, he compared Dooley to President Obama, going as far as posing the question on who was more likely to get fired first: Obama or Dooley.
That’s right, compare politics to a coach who is squarely on the hot seat.
In the last few days, UT fans have entered the realm of delusional thinking when it comes to their football program.
Whether it’s been people posing with Gruden masks in front of the gravesites of Ray Mears and General Robert Neyland or tweeting photos of Jon Gruden watching UT-South Carolina on his iPad, the word sanity to UT fans is like the word ugly to Samantha Steele.
A bad analogy.
If UT had beaten Florida in September chances are Dooley’s hot seat would have cooled down considerably.
If the Vol defense looked like a defense, Sal Sunseri wouldn’t be known as the worst job-saving hire in college football history according to Dan Wolken.
And more importantly, we wouldn’t be seeing nutjobs like “Mike From TN” make outlandish statements on UT football.