Former Vols coach Derek Dooley is not the most popular person in the state of Tennessee, and that may be the main reason that he disappeared from Twitter back in February of 2013.
The son of Georgia coaching legend Vince Dooley flamed out during a three-year stint as the head coach of the Vols football program. The younger Dooley received his walking papers prior to the end of the 2012 season after accumulating a 15-21 record while in Knoxville.
He latched on as the Dallas Cowboys wide receivers coach shortly thereafter, and that’s the role he holds to this day.
But much like the orange pants he wore in Knoxville, Dooley smartly left behind his Twitter account shortly after his time at Tennessee was complete.
It seemed as though his parting message to the Twitter world would be about college football and its love for fax machines:
While the rest of the world scans and emails, college football clings to tradition by hovering over the fax machine. #whatarewedoing
— Derek Dooley (@DerekDooley) February 6, 2013
But that thought was wrong.
Nearly three and a half years later, Dooley’s Twitter account has risen from the dead in promotion of his upcoming appearance on “Outkick the Show” with FOX Sports personality Clay Travis.
— Derek Dooley (@DerekDooley) June 16, 2016
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) June 16, 2016
Is anyone else surprised that he remember his email and password prompts for the account?
In any case, the exchange between Travis and Dooley could prove to be highly entertaining. The two used to have regular exchanges on Nashville radio during Dooley’s stint as the Vols coach, and it often produced some interesting exploits.