Poll: What else could Derek Dooley do?

Tennessee linebacker Herman Lathers (34) and head coach Derek Dooley celebrate after tailback Tauren Poole (28) scores a touchdown against Vanderbilt at Neyland Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011.

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Tennessee linebacker Herman Lathers (34) and head coach Derek Dooley celebrate after tailback Tauren Poole (28) scores a touchdown against Vanderbilt at Neyland Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011.

What role would suit Derek Dooley if he didn't coach?

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Coach Derek Dooley has had his hands full this year, motivating a bunch of young, often over-matched, men through a harrowing schedule. It’s been a remarkably clean season (remember all the arrests and scandals from the previous regimes?), and the players seemed to turn a corner at the end of the Vanderbilt game, getting their swagger on. Now we’ll see if their confidence carries them through the Kentucky game Saturday and into a post-season bowl.

Meanwhile, Dooley, formerly a practicing attorney, has proven to be quite the renaissance man. We’ve seen him talk about the Pythagorean Theorem, washing out the body’s nether regions with rags, comparing the Vols to the Germans during World War II, and explaining something about force equaling mass times acceleration.

With such eclectic knowledge, you have to wonder what this man could do if he weren’t a coach (or an attorney).

Pick one of these choices or post your own.

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Comments » 9

SandySpringsVol writes:

You left out make up stupid polls for the Knoxville News-Sentinel.

arkyvol writes:

this article/poll convinces me that the typical sports website reader has an i.q. well south of three digits.

FloridaVOL1 writes:

He could teach!

xvolx writes:

I think he has done a great job. Lost his best receiver, lost his qb. and never made any excuses. I like a man with character.

markc2 writes:

Teach what? Not the fundamentals of football. Maybe he could teach Fashion 101.

MidTennVol writes:

I tell you boys something: if the old television show "Hee Haw" ever comes back, please let the KNS do a "poll of the day" during the show.

Sure for some good laughs.

crmcm44#321757 writes:

Stupid Poll.

knoxswim890 writes:

Seeing as he can't count to 11, I'd say mathematician is out...

JayTee writes:

If his IQ were 50 points lower he could write a column for the KNS.

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