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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

End of an Era

It was announced yesterday that UT's head coach Phil Fulmer will not be returning as head coach next season. I'm still shocked. This season has not been the greatest, but I don't think it can all be blamed on one person alone. Yes, as head coach he has the most influence on what goes on on the field, however he can't be blamed for player mistakes or missed/horrible calls made or not made by refs. Tennessee football is in my blood. I love it. Saturdays spent at Neyland Stadium are the best Saturdays ever. Fulmer has a remarkable record reflecting on his years at UT. He's coached for 17 years at Tennessee, and has a 150-51 record here. He's the second most winningest coach in Volunteer history. While I'm ready for more winning seasons, it will be sad not to see Fulmer on the side lines. He had a fire about him that was exciting to watch. I hope whoever replaces him has the same fire for Tennessee football as he does.