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Statement from Phil Fulmer; he's out at Tennessee

Posted on: January 14, 2010 10:23 am
 

(This results from a Wednesday report that Fulmer was being considered as an AD or coach at Tennessee.)

“Over the last 24 hours I have been contacted by friends, great fans and media members, and I feel it is important to comment, as a man who loves the University of Tennessee deeply and shares this love with millions of great Volunteer fans and friends.


Recent events have been painful and an embarrassment to all of us who care about UT.  I love the University; I am loyal to my alma mater and am ready to help as the University makes one of the most important decisions in the history of our football program. However, to prevent any misunderstanding, I am not seeking to be a candidate for the head coaching position.


I am looking forward to embracing the next coach and have some strong beliefs about the kind of man he should be. He must embrace Tennessee’s culture and traditions, be mature and of good character, and demonstrate integrity and leadership to our young men who desperately want to be shown the way.  He must deserve, earn and keep the trust of our young men -- both present and future.


Tennessee football has been successful for so many years because it has been rooted in values and traditions. We can’t take those values for granted – if we do not guard them carefully, we will lose them.”

 

 

 

Category: NCAAF
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Comments

Since: Jan 14, 2010
Posted on: January 14, 2010 5:37 pm
 

Statement from Phil Fulmer; he's out at Tennessee

So all you vol fans dont think he cut majors throat to get that job or do all yall have short term memory loss? I still hear and see the hurt in Johnny kinda sad to me.



Since: Dec 19, 2006
Posted on: January 14, 2010 4:02 pm
 

Fulmer taking the high road

My respect for Phil Fulmer just grew, and so should Volunteer fans'.  Here is a guy who got run out on a rail and he is still loyal to his school.  Loyal enough to step in and help in whatever capacity he can, when he could be spending his time fishing out on Kentucky Lake.

Fulmer reminds me of Vince Dooley at Georgia and Frank Broyles at Arkansas: old school coaches who stood by their school through thick and thin, as coach, AD or whatever they needed.




Since: Jan 4, 2008
Posted on: January 14, 2010 3:09 pm
 

Statement from Phil Fulmer; he's out at Tennessee

i would really like to see phillip become thje next athletic director at UT. he is a class act and a totally loyal vol.



Since: Oct 13, 2006
Posted on: January 14, 2010 3:06 pm
 

Statement from Phil Fulmer; he's out at Tennessee

Great commets,astromaniac! This school has a long and proud history of turning out some of the best and brightest alumni/athletes on and off the field;let's get back to that



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: January 14, 2010 2:29 pm
 

Statement from Phil Fulmer; he's out at Tennessee

Hamilton is making a mockery out of UT. Going from door to door, waving money at every sexy candidate, hoping to get Kiffin replaced before evryone starts looking at him. Didn't the "Ken" doll from "Malibu Barbie's Beach House" teach him anything? UT is not, nor should it be treated like a job that you have to beg people to take. Kiffin and Orgeron have already started gutting our recruiting class, so everybody step back, take a deep breath and demand that people start applying for this job. We need someone that WANTS to come to Knoxville and the A-NUMBER-ONE requirement of the chosen candidate is that they better BLEED ORANGE! Quit screwing around with our school!




Since: Jan 14, 2010
Posted on: January 14, 2010 1:38 pm
 

Statement from Phil Fulmer; he's out at Tennessee

Fulmer is a true 100% traitor. Tenn and him done majors terrible. Tenn is getting what they deserve. I hope they have to settle for a average jr high coach!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Since: Dec 3, 2007
Posted on: January 14, 2010 12:35 pm
 

Statement from Phil Fulmer; he's out at Tennessee

The problem now for UT is that any head coach with the qualities of loyalty, character, commitment, and dedication would not leave their current job 3 weeks before signing day.  That rules out good coaches like Randy Edsall or Troy Calhoun.

That doesn't rule out Mike Leach or some of the other egotistical jacklegs who seem to make the most splash in college football.



Since: Apr 3, 2008
Posted on: January 14, 2010 12:23 pm
 

Statement from Phil Fulmer; he's out at Tennessee

I am not a Tennessee fan obviously.  But, what Lane Kiffin has done to UT should not happen to an school and its fans.  I really appriciate Coach Fulmer's statement as he mentioned loyalty, character, commitment and dedication to UT in whom ever the new coach might be.  All of the things that Kiffin knows nothing about.  Hopefully, this time around UT will look for those qualities.  It's refreshing to hear Coach Fulmer speak to these qualities.



Since: Jul 3, 2008
Posted on: January 14, 2010 12:21 pm
 

Statement from Phil Fulmer; he's out at Tennessee

Fulmer didn't say what he would do if the University of Tennessee was seeking HIM as a candidate.
Fulmer's a man, he doesn't play words games like that punk kid who just skipped town.  He's not going to be the next HC at UT.  However, I think that UT might be angling to remove AD Mike Hamilton and replace him with Fulmer.  I seem to remember some stories coming out about Fulmer working with a consulting firm and honing his business chops, maybe he comes in as AD?



Since: Mar 7, 2009
Posted on: January 14, 2010 11:51 am
 

Statement from Phil Fulmer; he's out at Tennessee

Fulmer says, "However, to prevent any misunderstanding, I am not seeking to be a candidate for the head coaching position."

Fulmer didn't say what he would do if the University of Tennessee was seeking HIM as a candidate.  

I have no belief that Hamilton will offer the job to Phillip Fulmer after firing him, but I also don't see a closed door.  



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