published Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

UT: No trustee has contacted Fulmer

ESPN is reporting that several members of the UT Board of Trustees have contacted former coach Phil Fulmer about the possibility of returning to Tennessee as its athletic director or even as its football coach. But a senior UT officials said the system knows of no trustee or UT officials who had contacted Mr. Fulmer.

If there was a call from a trustee, it would not be in any officials capacity, said Hank Dye, spokesman for the system.

If a trustee did place a call to Mr. Fulmer, UT officials don’t know about it, Mr. Dye said.

Mr. Fulmer was head coach from 1993 to 2008 when he was replaced by Lane Kiffin, who now is heading to California to coach USC.

about Joan Garrett McClane...

Joan Garrett McClane has been a staff writer for the Times Free Press since August 2007. Before becoming a general assignment writer for the paper, she wrote about business, higher education and the court systems. She grew up the oldest of five sisters near Birmingham, Ala., and graduated with a master's and bachelor's degrees in journalism from the University of Alabama. Before landing her first full-time job as a reporter at the Times Free Press, ...

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WickedWen said...

I am angry about Kiffin's cowardly departure from the UT program but not because he was near and dear to my heart. I am angry because he let down all those young men who stood beside him and fought for him when, quite possibly, they may have had bad feelings about Fulmer being replaced....retract that last part because Fulmer can never be replaced. He also let down the staff he left behind, the young players moving up from High School who he had been recruiting and he let down the Orange Nation. Good riddance Kiffin and I look forward to you becoming the great nobody you destined to become. Tennessee football may stumble at times but our hearts remain strong and we will preserver with our heads held high. This is your loss Kiffin and you never deserved to wear orange and white!!

January 13, 2010 at 7:56 p.m.
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