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volspaws writes:

in response to VolzsFan:

Those that do not realize that we where totally spoiled by the greatest era in UT Football history will as time goes by. What Coach accomplished in the words of Chavis will never be duplicated at UT. Never. Many already understand it and realize that, other will soon enough. Tenn is not an easy place to win as evidenced by the pre-1992 winning % and hardware. Because of the lack of a recruiting base, it will stay about where it is with a couple of small spikes along the way. Tenn is not as great a job as many around here think. But time is showing us that every season. Thanks Coach, the most successful in school history!!!

Bingo. Couldn't have said it better. One of life's cruel twists of fate is when one becomes a victim of his or her own success. Those who lived through the era of Bill Battle's last couple of teams and Johnny Majors' first several know Fulmer's greatness. Those who started following Tennessee football in the late 1980s and afterward--many of whom undoubedly posted negative Fulmer comments during his final few years--never knew what they were talking about. Go Big Orange

lafollette37766 writes:

in response to gglardon50#417841:

Was on a flight to Lexington last week,Fulmer was seated a row ahead of me. I could see that he and his wife were looking at real estate books . Flight was out of Atlanta,so can't say it was Lexington homes they were looking at.

Just because they were looking at real estate books does not mean they are moving. I fly a lot and there is not much else to do but look at magazines. Most of those real estate books are free at the airports or hotels.

BearGapVol73 writes:

I am so grateful for all that Fulmer did for us that I wish we could find six million ways to say thank you!

VOLFLIAM writes:

in response to mikkim:

As much as people may disagree, it was the right time to let him go.....but maybe it is the right time to bring him back. He clearly was a great recruiter and coach for a long time. There is no doubt that he probably learned a lot being away for a while. There is clear precedent for success on return engagements. A Fulmer/Chavis reunion does not sound so bad these days!

Don't forget Dave Cutcliffe to run the offense. He couldn't get it done before without him !!!

pcorange writes:

In my opinion, Fulmer is the best unemployed coach on the market. Many of you have suggested bringing him back. What could it hurt? It can't get any worse. The only games we are winning are the cream puffs we've loaded the schedule with in prayers of a winning season. Fulmer might not even take the job back after the way he was treated.

VOLFLIAM writes:

in response to WaltGoVols:

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He's awake everybody !!! LOL

VOLFLIAM writes:

in response to Orangepuddinskin:

God love you Walt. lol

Walt '81.... Is a joke !!!! Still sleeping with Fulmer !! Get a job...

VOLFLIAM writes:

in response to WaltGoVols:

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Fulmer was successful with players Coach Majors left him & a NC !! How did Kiffin & Dooley do with what Fulmer left them Walt '81 ?? Well ?? Not to good !!!

VOLFLIAM writes:

in response to 45ReVOLver:

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Do you know anything about football ?? You too Walt '81 ?? Pittsburgh was an division 1 FSBS Independent School. ranked no.1 & played Georgia ranked no.2 (from the mighty SEC) won the game 27-3. Closest game won by 10 over Syracuse. Syracuse we beat by 1 point on field goal as time ran out. Pittsburgh's stud player was a running back named Tony Dorsett & he also won the Heisman. Do your homework gentleman if you're not sure what you are saying!!!LOL By the way... he had keys 15 yrs!!!

kyvol98 writes:

in response to UkJarhead:

Got news for you. There is a great chance Fulmer or Cutcliffe will be our next coach. Fulmer has been spotted around Lexington lately.

I think it is because a new Texas Roadhouse opened up in Beaumont Center.......
Cutcliffe maybe, because Duke football is not as much a challenge....

Central_IL_Vol writes:

in response to dlobh:

There's a potential problem Saturday. If several Vol fans stay away and the stadium is about 1/3 crimson, the Bama fans will mercilessly boo Fulmer. They HATE him!

That is because the classless Bammer MORONS are still sore that FULMER OWNED THE CRIMSON T#RD and there is not one thing the Bammer maggots can do about it!

Central_IL_Vol writes:

in response to stevefrommemphis:

Curious to see the reaction of the 50,000 Bammers in attendance. It's not hard to guess.

The Bammer MORONS are the lowest form of life on Earth!

Central_IL_Vol writes:

in response to TooDlems:

Yeah it's a shame Fulmer couldn't have stuck around to "School" Saban.

Sounds like TooDlems is a low-life Bammer MORON!

TAKE A LONG WALK ON SHORT PIER SCUMBAG!

FWBVol writes:

in response to zwarriorprincess:

Who from Tennessee made the decision to honor Fulmer at the Alabama game????? Come on! Of all games to select for this ceremony.... This is just insult to injury. We are rivalries with Alabama but we should also be good team players. Besides, shouldn't this be a Homecoming ceremony??? Homecoming or ANY OTHER game BESIDES Alabama would be much more appropriate. Someone needs to rethink this decision - it only makes us look bad.

I'm sure there were several reasons for choosing the Alabama game to honor Phillip Fulmer and have the 1997 team reunion. The first reason I can think of is Alabama was a special game for Fulmer and he was probably the most successful coach in Tennessee history against the Tide.

Anyone that has ever listened to Phillip Fulmer talk about the Alabama game knows how special it is to him as a player and a coach as it came down to Alabama or Tennessee when he was being recruited out of Winchester.

Another reason I'd guess they decided on the Alabama game was to allow Peyton Manning to attend. Peyton and the Broncos have an open date this weekend and he will be in attendance at the game and the ceremonies honoring Fulmer.

And maybe, just maybe, the powers that be were hoping that Fulmer and the former players can help spread a little of their old magic to this team for a special Third Saturday in October that we will all remember for years to come.

Now wouldn't that be something?

vq4nfo writes:

Well, I still think that UT has a chance to upset Alabama this weekend. With Fulmer and Manning their along with the other players, they should be motivated like no other game this year. If Bray keeps his head on straight. UT 31 Ala 27,

With that said, Fox sports thinks along the same lines, that Ala is a good team but has not played anyone really good this year. Michigan is good but not really good like other SEC teams. They pick Texas A&M to be the team that knocks them off.

TooDlems writes:

in response to gglardon50#417841:

Was on a flight to Lexington last week,Fulmer was seated a row ahead of me. I could see that he and his wife were looking at real estate books . Flight was out of Atlanta,so can't say it was Lexington homes they were looking at.

You sure it wasn't a Playgirl mag they were looking at?

VOLFLIAM writes:

in response to WaltGoVols:

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Did you not used to play golf in orange trousers ??? Would that make you a clown too ???

calvol writes:

Thank you CPF! Wish I could be there to cheer you. I'm sure there will be some Bama faithful that boo. To the big orange fans lucky enough to be there Saturday, if they do boo, then roll up the sleeves and go kick some you know what, prison riot style. It'll be on like donkey kong. GBO!

snuffysmiff writes:

in response to Central_IL_Vol:

Sounds like TooDlems is a low-life Bammer MORON!

TAKE A LONG WALK ON SHORT PIER SCUMBAG!

Actually I think there is some truth in his sarcasm. Fulmer was 1-4 against Saban at LSU and Alabama combined. He isn't a Bammer either from what I have seen so far.

VOLFLIAM writes:

in response to TooDlems:

Yeah it's a shame Fulmer couldn't have stuck around to "School" Saban.

To "school Saban" LOL... You've got to be kidding !!!

snuffysmiff writes:

in response to VOLFLIAM:

To "school Saban" LOL... You've got to be kidding !!!

I took this post as sarcasm.

VOLFLIAM writes:

in response to WaltGoVols:

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Pittsburgh was NCAA Division l FSBS Independent School. Ranked no.1 & played no.2 ranked Georgia (from the mighty SEC) Final score Pitt. 27 Georgia (from the mighty SEC) 3. Just so you would know Walt '81, closes game for Pitt. was a 10 point victory over none other than Syracuse who Tenn. beat in their NC year by 1 point on a last second field goal as time expired. Maybe you need to do a little research before you post Walt '81.. LOL

VOLFLIAM writes:

in response to 45ReVOLver:

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You need to do your research like Walt '81 before you post!! Did not have a stud QB.. Tony Dorsett was a running back & he was there 4 yrs. Thank you very much !!! Pittsburgh also beat Georgia from the mighty SEC. for the title. They were rated 1 & 2. Final score Pitt. 27 Ga. 3....

Mama_Also_Calls_Me_Precious writes:

To see Coach Fulmer return to coach Tennessee football would thrill me to no end. It would bring excitement back to me and I'm sure thousands of other Tennessee football fans who have lost confidence in the way the program is now heading. And it is not unprecedented for a coach to return to a program they had previously coached. Johnny Majors coached Pitt during the seventies (won a NC) and came back to Pitt in the early 90's.

pcshowtime writes:

in response to TooDlems:

You sure it wasn't a Playgirl mag they were looking at?

I do not mind respectful alabama fans posting on our site like rolltidejoe. He is a bama fan you are bammer fan. You are number one in the BCS what are you getting your rocks off because Tennessee is struggling.

Do you think I went to the bama sites in the 1996-2005 and posted about how sorry freddy kitchens and adrew zow were. Did I post how bama is the only school to pay 25'000.00 for albert means and he is not even good enough to start. Mike Dubose should have spent that money wiser than that. I did not post those things because I was having to much fun watching my vols win football games.

Now run along to the strip club and tuck dollar bills into you sisters G-string ala Mike Price style. it rolling baby.

JonGrudensAgent writes:

Feels like 2008.

Fulmer roaming the sidelines and our most bitter rival getting ready to pummel us.

He got about 6 million thank you's for doing nothing the past four years and running the program into the ground the latter half of his tenure.

Thanks but no thanks Phil.

oldster writes:

"Honoring" Phil at this impending slaughter just emphasizes the amount of contempt that UT has for this loyal man. Disgusting!

GloryDays writes:

I am a big Phillip Fulmer fan. Fulmer is a great figure head, CEO, a great recruiter and he knows how to win. If Fulmer is to be successful several things have to be in place: He needs a good OC and DC. Cutliff and Chavis, are organized and disciplined. He needs 2 assistant coaches that can recruit, Trooper Taylor. Fulmer can win if he has the right people around him.

ULTIMATEVOLUNTEER writes:

in response to CaptainCaveman:

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Are you referring to the "conservative style" that won 75% + of his games, multiple SEC championships, and a national championship?

ULTIMATEVOLUNTEER writes:

in response to CaptainCaveman:

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Wow I didn't read the last part of your rambling until now....soft? Tell Al Wilson, Leonard Little, Raynoch Thompson, Eric Westmoreland, etc, etc. that they were soft- and let me know how that works out for ya.

trl_x writes:

Thanks coach Fulmer for the great memories in what was the greatest period of my life as well.

The grass isn't always greener is it?

Doves writes:

in response to GloryDays:

I am a big Phillip Fulmer fan. Fulmer is a great figure head, CEO, a great recruiter and he knows how to win. If Fulmer is to be successful several things have to be in place: He needs a good OC and DC. Cutliff and Chavis, are organized and disciplined. He needs 2 assistant coaches that can recruit, Trooper Taylor. Fulmer can win if he has the right people around him.

Since you intended to name two assistant coaches that can recruit, but only named one, I'll add the other: Steve Caldwell, who was a great recruiter during his time at Tennessee.

BigOrangeFever76 (Inactive) writes:

in response to KremsersWaywardWallop:

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Flowers....I sure wish FHCPF could see all the garbage you and your multiple personalities have posted on here over the past months. He would probably kick your *** up around your ears because that is about all you deserve. You are a disgrace to anything Orange. Please take a can of Glade Air freshener with you to rid Neyland Stadium of your stench when you leave.

GloryDays writes:

in response to Doves:

Since you intended to name two assistant coaches that can recruit, but only named one, I'll add the other: Steve Caldwell, who was a great recruiter during his time at Tennessee.

Rodney Garner was the great recruiter who landed tee Martin, Deon Grant, Cosey Coleman and Jamal Lewis. When Garner left for Georgia, that was the begining of the end foe Fulmer.

FWBVol writes:

in response to GloryDays:

I am a big Phillip Fulmer fan. Fulmer is a great figure head, CEO, a great recruiter and he knows how to win. If Fulmer is to be successful several things have to be in place: He needs a good OC and DC. Cutliff and Chavis, are organized and disciplined. He needs 2 assistant coaches that can recruit, Trooper Taylor. Fulmer can win if he has the right people around him.

I think Phillip Fulmer was such a great recruiter and offensive line coach that he oftend doesn't get the credit he deserves as an offensive coordinator. He was the OC the last several years that Majors was the head coach and under the direction of Phillip Fulmer the Tennessee offense set several records. Granted, he had David Cutcliffe coaching the quarterbacks, but it was Fulmer designing the plays and calling them.

I also don't think people give Fulmer enough credit for promoting John Chavis to DC. A lot of so-called experts that the decision was a mistake, but Chavis has proven, at Tennessee and LSU, that he can flat out lead a defense.

madrigal writes:

They honor him now but they treated him like dirt when they fired him. I know Dave Hart doesn't care, but do you suppose there are some in the athletic department who might have just the tiniest tinge of regret?

aldntn writes:

"I'm a Vol. I have been my whole adult life."

That says it right there.

jcp201 writes:

Hope there is a good VOLS turnout at Neyland. I Love Phil Fulmer's contributation to the Vols!

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