Derrek is your typical old-school college football fan, passionate about his alma mater (East Carolina), sometimes to his own detriment -- he's been known to call for ECU to return to D1-AA (before they became FCS). Given ECU's 2008 season, you can tell he was way offbase.
He's also an ACC fan, which adds even more tension with fans of his alma mater who hate all things ACC. However, he believes he can be a fan of both, with the Pirates having top priority in head-to-head action.
In addition to being a fan, he's also the world's best sports software developer, a "digit head" (as referred to by his wife), and the creator and operator of the world's greatest college FB scheduling website -- the College Football Palace (http://cfbpalace.net).