Derek Dooley's Fate Even Has Knoxville Radio Hosts Losing Their Cool
Listen to the audio here. (Pause the video on the right side of the screen to ensure you hear it all).
And if you can't listen to the audio, we've helpfully recreated the blow-up for you below. But, again, please listen to the audio yourself as the recreated audio can't capture the sublime awkwardness and awesomeness of sports talk radio hosts coming undone over Dooley's future. Between this clip and UT frat boys butt-chugging wine it's clear that everyone in Knoxville is slowly going crazy.
Heather: "I started talking first, Jeff, I don't know why you're getting mad."
Jeff: "You've been talking all day I haven't been able to say a word... "
Doc: "Alright, both of you...."
Heather: "Woah, you need to BACK up!"
Jeff: "No, you need to back up."
Heather: "You need to back up."
Six seconds of silence, which is an eternity in radio. Trust me.
Doc: "I'll take it from here, both of you go on."
The two co-hosts are evicted from the studio. Where they likely continued their debate about who needed to back up outside of audio range.
Next caller: a stuttering regular named Roger who wants to talk to Heather about his putt-putt hole-in-one. Only Heather isn't on air. If you don't absolutely lose it when the discussion about the putt-putt course keeping your golf ball comes around, you're a better man or woman than me.
Seriously, you can't make up local sports talk radio.
Meanwhile, Derek Dooley, the ostensible cause of the fight, remains 3-1 on the season, 14-14 in his Tennessee coaching career.
I'm not sure anyone in Knoxville media will survive another .500 football season.
You Need To Back Up!