The fired Tennessee coach may have lost his job, but he hasn't lost his sense of humor.
Derek Dooley isn't letting unemployment get him down. Of course him being a millionaire even before his severance package kicks in should keep his spirits up.
Anyway, he's taken to his long-dormant Twitter account to let us all know how things have been going in the month since Dave Hart relieved him of his duties.
Top 10 reasons to embrace (or fear) professional transition, and other things I've been doing the last month.— Derek Dooley (@DerekDooley) December 21, 2012
So call him Derek Letterman, then? Not mentioned yet: ironing his collection of size XXXL polo shirts.
10. Joined the FFCA founded by some guy named Gruden. Shirt and visor free of charge. twitter.com/DerekDooley/st…— Derek Dooley (@DerekDooley) December 21, 2012
Tennessee may not have been able to snare Jon Gruden, but Jon Gruden did pick up Dooley. Figures.
9. Knocking the rust off the old law books to help me spar against @claytravisbgid.Or is that really necessary?— Derek Dooley (@DerekDooley) December 22, 2012
The former Vols head football coach is clowning on Clay Travis. Let that and all it entails sink in for a moment.
8. Know how Jack feels after trip to Publix (M Keaton/Mr Mom). Last time feeling that helpless: when any opposing offense took the field.— Derek Dooley (@DerekDooley) December 23, 2012
I wonder how Sal Sunseri feels about this one. Major points to Dooley, though, for being a Publix shopper.
7. Called D Hart to wish Merry Christmas and verify the game was really over. Response: Unlike LSU and UNC, last 34 months not reviewable.— Derek Dooley (@DerekDooley) December 24, 2012
On a serious note, I wonder if anything would have played out differently had UT won those two games. Probably not, but you never know.
That's as far as he's gotten. Apparently Dooley didn't prepare this list ahead of time or doesn't get the generally rapid nature of Twitter. Or maybe, he is exercising good etiquette by not bombing his followers' feeds. In any event, it's very rare to see a head coach actually express a personality. It's a lot of fun too.