Wiedmer: Phillip Fulmer needs to dress like an athletic director rather than a coach

Former Tennessee coach and current athletic director Phillip Fulmer, left, talks with former Florida head coach Steve Spurrier before an NCAA college football game between Florida and Tennessee, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Pale orange ballcap? Check. Pale orange or white short-sleeved knit shirt, remarkably similar to the ones University of Tennessee football coaches wear? Check. Pale orange windbreaker, also quite similar to those often worn by UT's coaches? Check.

Closely study UT athletic director Phillip Fulmer's game-day attire the past few weeks and he has begun to far more closely resemble the Big Orange head football coach he used to be rather than the job title he now holds.

And that image is causing quite a stir in media circles, where everyone from national sports columnist Pete Thamel to the Atlanta Journal Constitution's gifted Mark Bradley to award-winning Knoxville News-Sentinel columnist John Adams has begun to wonder if Fulmer might fire current Volunteers coach Jeremy Pruitt before the end of October and return himself to the position he held for 16 seasons.

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