Ward Gossett: Phillip Fulmer's induction a recollection of glory

Inductee Phillip Fulmer, former head coach of the University of Tennessee, speaks during the announcement of the 2012 College Football Hall of Fame class, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

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Inductee Phillip Fulmer, former head coach of the University of Tennessee, speaks during the announcement of the 2012 College Football Hall of Fame class, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

— At last, a rose in the University of Tennessee's garden of thorns.

Phillip Fulmer's College Football Hall of Fame induction Tuesday brought back memories of better times, allowing a ray of sunshine to offset a bleak and disheartening series of events that is Volunteers football today.

It was a refreshing whiff so unlike the barnyard fragrance that has pervaded Neyland Stadium for the past five or so years.

OK, so it was the not-so-favorite son the UT family cast adrift following an unusual but still dismal 2008.

Continue reading at the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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Comments » 5

Tenn64 writes:

Congrats coach, thanks for giving your all to UT!

volnsc writes:

A great article for a Vol legend. And yes, I miss Phil and Chief, and Al Wislon, and Peyton, and Peerless, and all the other student athletes that made the 90s UT's decade of dominance. Phil gave his all for the Vols.

Flyfisherman writes:

Great Article. Phil is certainly a VFL in every way. Congratulations, Coach on this honor. It was very much deserved!

Volfan1 writes:

I loved, and agreed with, the "poison pen in Knoxville" comment referring to Adams. PERFECT!

bigorangeyankees writes:

Great article on a great coach. GBO!

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