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    Re: Phillip Fulmer could be Tennessee football coach in waiting

    Quote Originally Posted by Rama Jama View Post
    I never thought the hire made sense. I thought Jeremy should have gone to state where he would have time to adjust and expectations weren't unrealistic. UT is a dumpster fire and having Phil is just adding to it. He is the guy who always has an agenda that serves his interests and not the long term health or success of the program he is charged in running. UT is getting what they deserve. Until the PTB in Knoxville figure out he is a cancer, they are going to be mired in mediocrity.
    State’s had more success recently than UT.

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    Re: Phillip Fulmer could be Tennessee football coach in waiting

    If I was to take an EXTREMELY unbiased opinion and take on Fulmer as a coach then I would say that he is a good coach that got extremely lucky in his championship year, and really was around for 17 years beacause for 10 of those years atleast two of his rivals with better recruiting bases were in the dumps
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    Re: Phillip Fulmer could be Tennessee football coach in waiting

    Quote Originally Posted by bamamc1 View Post
    State’s had more success recently than UT.
    You are correct, but an 8 win season at State get you a contract extension. In Knoxville, ii gets you fired. I have no doubt Phil wants his old job back and I would not be surprised if he is stabbing Jeremy in the back and undermining him as a coach. It isn't like Phil has not done it before. I think he was out coaching with the teams last year or during the spring. Jeremy should have told him his only involvement with the team might be a photo op every now and then. When you have your former coach on the field coaching, it sends the wrong message to the team. The players wonder who really is in charge. Again, as long as Fulmer is there, UT we be a train wreck.

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    Re: Phillip Fulmer could be Tennessee football coach in waiting

    I am obviously in the minority in this thread regarding Fulmer returning to HC at Tennessee. He is 69 years old (and not a fit 68 year old CNS) and for those of you who are near this age there just isn't much energy to coach at a major football program in the toughest conference in college football. If he fires Pruitt he will be the de facto HC through Tee Martin. He is smart enough to know he cannot catch lighting in a bottle again with no Roy Kramer providing him cover. Do you really think he wants to go up against the current Alabama, UGA, Florida, Auburn, LSU, Miss State, and TAMU programs? I expect Pruitt to be gone before the season is over and Martin to step in, at least temporarily.
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    Re: Phillip Fulmer could be Tennessee football coach in waiting

    Phat Phil does not have the same mindset as most, Gray. It truly would not surprise me if Cpt Krispy Kreme did step in being so arrogant to think he can be UT's savior. He truly is that full of himself.

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    Re: Phillip Fulmer could be Tennessee football coach in waiting

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    Re: Phillip Fulmer could be Tennessee football coach in waiting

    Pruitt was a desperation hire but if they fire him mid-season in year 2 of rebuild then they better have a plan. Putting all your eggs in the T Martin basket is a very high risk if you ask me. If I was Fulmer I’d keep Pruitt through the end of the season and see who is available at the end of the year, then make a change if it is necessary. He will have better, more qualified candidates to choose from at that time.
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    Re: Phillip Fulmer could be Tennessee football coach in waiting

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaInCummingGA View Post
    Phat Phil does not have the same mindset as most, Gray. It truly would not surprise me if Cpt Krispy Kreme did step in being so arrogant to think he can be UT's savior. He truly is that full of himself.
    You may be right. Maybe his ego will override his brain telling him there is no way you can keep up and resurrect the program in the current SEC environment.
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    Re: Phillip Fulmer could be Tennessee football coach in waiting

    I thought Phat Phil has always been a coach in waiting:

    Waiting for the “hot and now” doughnuts at Krispy Kreme, waiting for fresh yeast rolls at the Golden Corral, waiting tables at a Knoxville Waffle House....
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    Re: Phillip Fulmer could be Tennessee football coach in waiting

    Quote Originally Posted by Tug Tide View Post
    Phil “rights the ship” then hands over the keys to Tee Martin
    I've wondered at times if that's the plan.

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