Wiedmer: UT should hire both Fulmer and Blackburn

No one loves the University of Tennessee more than former football coach Phillip Fulmer. He grew up in the Volunteer State, played for the Vols, then spent the vast majority of his 36-year college coaching career as a UT assistant or head coach.

If reports are correct that the 66-year-old native of Winchester, Tenn., has emerged as the favorite to become the next UT athletic director, it would certainly seem the school would be in good hands.

photo Former Tennessee football coach Phillip Fulmer, shown here during his final season with the Volunteers in 2008, is excited about the potential of this year's team but has his concerns.