Phillip Fulmer to be inducted into Chick-fil-A Hall of Fame

Former Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer will add another Hall of Fame to his resume on Monday.

After entering the College Football Hall of Fame earlier this month, Fulmer also will be inducted into the Chick-fil-A Bowl Hall of Fame in a ceremony prior to Monday's bowl game between No. 8 LSU and No. 14 Clemson.

Fulmer will be inducted with Ron Allen, a corporate contributor, Robert Dale Moregan, former executive director, Terry Don Phillips, retired Clemson athletic director, and former Georgia Lineman Matt Stinchcomb.

“Throughout our 45-year history, we’ve been fortunate to host in our game some of the most accomplished players, coaches and administrators in all of college sports and this inductee class is a perfect example of that,” said Gary Stokan, Chick-fil-A Bowl president and CEO. “This year’s group is a cross-section of what is great about college sports and how to play it, coach it and manage it in a first-class manner.”

Fulmer led UT to 15 Bowl games, including 13 straight 1992-2004. Tennessee appeared in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in back-to-back seasons, losing to Maryland (30-3) in 2002 and Clemson (27-14) in 2003.

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BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

I'm sure Shoney's will be next..

Prostar writes:

He's a shoo-in for the Krispy Kreme Hall of Fame

born2ride writes:

We fired a hall of famer and 3 coaches later we are in worse shape.

Witch_Doctors writes:

Witch Doctor say millions of chickens just screamed! lol. Witch Doctor say fun to pick at but still a legend. Congrats Coach!.
Bones never lie.

Sunshine27 writes:

in response to born2ride:

We fired a hall of famer and 3 coaches later we are in worse shape.

Moron, the decline STARTED under Fulmer. He had nice run, he lazy (self admitted) and got passed up by several other SEC programs....Fulmer was the problem. Kiffin we got unlucky by the SC opening...Dooley was a last grasp find after we were rejected by 6 other coaches. Time will tell on BJ. Now shut your pie hole and think before you post.

vettefool writes:

this is of course a joke, is it april fools day? he not only lost two games as favorites in this bowl,it wasn't even close. a disgrace to sec bowl record. just go away coach fulmer, we are still trying to recover from your final years at ut.

laraccoon writes:

congrats coach Fulmer .

Vol_in_Mich writes:

Good grief!

Razor784 writes:

How many Chick-fil-a's did he have to eat to achieve this honor.

TommyJack writes:

No need in further blasting FHCPF.

CarlChilders writes:

in response to Sunshine27:

Moron, the decline STARTED under Fulmer. He had nice run, he lazy (self admitted) and got passed up by several other SEC programs....Fulmer was the problem. Kiffin we got unlucky by the SC opening...Dooley was a last grasp find after we were rejected by 6 other coaches. Time will tell on BJ. Now shut your pie hole and think before you post.

He lazy, you lazy too with your typing.

Congratulations to CPF for another well deserved honor!

Colliervol writes:

in response to Sunshine27:

Moron, the decline STARTED under Fulmer. He had nice run, he lazy (self admitted) and got passed up by several other SEC programs....Fulmer was the problem. Kiffin we got unlucky by the SC opening...Dooley was a last grasp find after we were rejected by 6 other coaches. Time will tell on BJ. Now shut your pie hole and think before you post.

Well stated. But that goof would have to have a brain in order to think and I don't think there is much danger of that. It is very difficult to get into a battle of wits with an unarmed man. And bornbraindead is obviously unarmed. As far as the article goes, I'm not going to touch the thought of getting inducted into the Chicken Nugget Hall of Fame.

laraccoon writes:

i know Fulmer didnt win every game he coached , who does .hell i to got mad at games i thought we should have won that we didnt but your dealing with 18 - 20 year old kids ,chit happens , but Fulmer was never anything but a classy dude and if some of you werent satisfied with his record here then you will probably never be satisfied , he is a first ballot hall of famer for a reason , owned bama and is one of a handful of coaches with a BCS title .i had the privledge of meeting coach Fulmer one evening ,very nice soft spoken country fellow who bleeds orange and to blame him for the troubles this program has had the last few years is hog wash .

Sunshine27 writes:

in response to CarlChilders:

He lazy, you lazy too with your typing.

Congratulations to CPF for another well deserved honor!

Yes, my typing sucks....I was thinking faster than my ability to type. My bad. I still stand by. The fact Fulmer insulted a once proud program by getting lazy. I give him credit for a great run...but he let fans, alumni, himself, and former players down by getting fat and lazy. He deserves everything he got...including this dubious honor of this most ridiculous and embarrassing award.

jt45 writes:

Congrats to Coach Fulmer and thanks for the many good years.

jt45 writes:

in response to laraccoon:

i know Fulmer didnt win every game he coached , who does .hell i to got mad at games i thought we should have won that we didnt but your dealing with 18 - 20 year old kids ,chit happens , but Fulmer was never anything but a classy dude and if some of you werent satisfied with his record here then you will probably never be satisfied , he is a first ballot hall of famer for a reason , owned bama and is one of a handful of coaches with a BCS title .i had the privledge of meeting coach Fulmer one evening ,very nice soft spoken country fellow who bleeds orange and to blame him for the troubles this program has had the last few years is hog wash .

Good post, I considered typing almost the same exact thing. The lines on this subject are drawn deep and emotions generally get in the way of common sense. I hope the Vol nation can find a way to stop being divided under CBJ but in the end there will always be those who are never happy no matter what.

OrangeAppeal writes:

The vehemently classless posts are a sad commentary on society in general and a reflection of personal misery and faceless cowardice.

dvols writes:

you da man coach!!

won a national championship!

and beat BAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!

s - u - c - k it haters!

CoverOrange writes:

If CPF had stayed he would be retiring this year. And we would still have this angst about a new coach.

fearthehound writes:

Coach deserves this and a WHOLE lot more. Congrats!!

Snapshot writes:

He lost two games in a row and gets elected to their HOF. That's an honor? Not quite sure how that works!

fearthehound writes:

in response to Sunshine27:

Moron, the decline STARTED under Fulmer. He had nice run, he lazy (self admitted) and got passed up by several other SEC programs....Fulmer was the problem. Kiffin we got unlucky by the SC opening...Dooley was a last grasp find after we were rejected by 6 other coaches. Time will tell on BJ. Now shut your pie hole and think before you post.

Hilarious!! This cat tells someone to 'shut their pie-hole and think before they post', while typing a response that appears to be written by a cave man --or at the very least, a third grader.

'He lazy', 'Kiffin we got lucky...', 'He had nice run...'.

Brilliant. If you're going to call someone a moron, at least try and learn English first.

By the way, would you mind providing for us the exact quote where Coach Fulmer 'admitted' he was lazy?

fearthehound writes:

in response to Prostar:

He's a shoo-in for the Krispy Kreme Hall of Fame

I love Coach Fulmer, but I gotta admit, that's funny.

cloudodust writes:

What a coincidence. Mike Hamilton will be inducted into the 'Athletic Directors DumAzz Inflated Ego Maniacs Association' today, too...

CCLC writes:

Kind of ironic that he is inducted into a Hall of Fame that he never won at. Maryland boat raced the Vols there.

BigOrangeRock writes:

Go Fulmer! He should still be our coach. Making fat jokes at an offensive linemen is funny. Fans deserve what they get.

ronburgundywillreturn writes:

Respect Fulmer and all of his accomplishments. Congrats!

However, as a Maryland grad: 30-3!

pms151 writes:

Just cant't wait for a Spurrier one liner about this.

WNCVOLFAN writes:

This proud university is still paying for the way it treated Coach Fulmer. Call it karma or whatever you wish. You reap what you sow.

easleychuck writes:

Don't understand the criteria for inclusion into this bowl's Hall of Fame.

It would seem to me that you should have done something noteworthy pertaining to this particular bowl.

Coach Fulmer was a very, very good coach. But UT's showing in this bowl while he was the head coach does not seem to merit this award?

Obviously, I am missing the intent of the award.

To use this story as a way to take shots at the coach..........seems petty to me.

PennVol writes:

They should re-name it the Chick-Phil-A Bowl.

SevenT writes:

Fulmer took Tennessee to 15 Bowl games! And Tennessee stabs him in the back for having 1 rebuilding season? No wonder nobody wants to Coach Tennessee, 98% of the coaches out there will NEVER be close to what Fulmer accomplished.

Enough Said

WNCVOLFAN writes:

in response to SevenT:

Fulmer took Tennessee to 15 Bowl games! And Tennessee stabs him in the back for having 1 rebuilding season? No wonder nobody wants to Coach Tennessee, 98% of the coaches out there will NEVER be close to what Fulmer accomplished.

Enough Said

Amen SevenT. Amen!

ronburgundywillreturn writes:

in response to SevenT:

Fulmer took Tennessee to 15 Bowl games! And Tennessee stabs him in the back for having 1 rebuilding season? No wonder nobody wants to Coach Tennessee, 98% of the coaches out there will NEVER be close to what Fulmer accomplished.

Enough Said

Which one was the rebuilding season?

Noogaorange writes:

in response to Sunshine27:

Moron, the decline STARTED under Fulmer. He had nice run, he lazy (self admitted) and got passed up by several other SEC programs....Fulmer was the problem. Kiffin we got unlucky by the SC opening...Dooley was a last grasp find after we were rejected by 6 other coaches. Time will tell on BJ. Now shut your pie hole and think before you post.

U kidding? Look at some of his other posts, he never thinks before he posts.
I keep hoping he'll ride off to another site!
He's one of the worst posters we have on this site.
GBO VFL17

Vol43 writes:

Well congrats to Phillip I suppose. How many halls of fame is he gonna be inducted into? Doughnut hall of fame next?

SevenT writes:

in response to ronburgundywillreturn:

Which one was the rebuilding season?

Ricky-Bobby

2005 was the one rebuilding season / losing season during a stellar career as a head coach. 2008 Fulmer was retired / fired mid-Season that year, you can not count that season against Fulmer.

BigbearVol writes:

Fulmer=Class Act? YES Fulmer=Legendary Status? YES Fulmer=Hall Of Fame Material? He77 YES!! I miss the swagger this place had with him. Hope CBJ is the man to bring THAT BACK! GO VOLS!!!

Vol_in_Mich writes:

in response to TommyJack:

No need in further blasting FHCPF.

Come on TJ, a Chick-Fil-A Hall of Fame is just funny. I don't care who goes into it. Not making fun of Phil (well maybe a little)
He's in the College Football Hall of Fame & that is something to really be proud of.
Chick-fil-A Hall of Fame has to be a joke. I doubt Phil will be able to keep a straight face when he receives his trophy. I can see the inscription now
"Eat Mor Chikin, Phil"

It sure seems that Vol fans no longer have a sense of humor.

Moesart writes:

The Fulmer-should-still-be-coach types are the same ones that swore Jon Gruden was on his way to Knoxville. So, it's not like they know anything.

NatanElias writes:

Perfect spot for a coach who lost his focus by playing PI and hid from reporters and a subpoena!

calvolfromkingsport writes:

in response to TommyJack:

No need in further blasting FHCPF.

Absolutely, one of my best memories as an alum was in Tempe AZ for the first BCS in Jan 1999. Sticking my index finger in the air and chanting we're # 1. The next day the Tennessean news had a picture of CPF on its front page holding up that glass trophy. Oh well, hopefully, in my son's lifetime it can happen again(he's only 4).

Snapshot writes:

in response to SevenT:

Fulmer took Tennessee to 15 Bowl games! And Tennessee stabs him in the back for having 1 rebuilding season? No wonder nobody wants to Coach Tennessee, 98% of the coaches out there will NEVER be close to what Fulmer accomplished.

Enough Said

seven, you keyboard coward, where were you on the article about the mildcats taking it on the chin from Louisville? You were nowhere to be found!

If you are going to hide like a little kid when YOUR team loses, then we don't need your comments about our football team.

Get lost coward!!

SCVFL writes:

in response to BigbearVol:

Fulmer=Class Act? YES Fulmer=Legendary Status? YES Fulmer=Hall Of Fame Material? He77 YES!! I miss the swagger this place had with him. Hope CBJ is the man to bring THAT BACK! GO VOLS!!!

Agreed!!! I simply do not understand the bad mouthing of one of the winningest coaches in the history of College football. I think the way he was treated in the end was pitiful...and yet he still bleeds ORANGE.
Congratulations Coach and best wishes to you and your family.
GO BIG RNG

tnbigg writes:

Congratulations Coach Fulmer!

Vols4Ever writes:

in response to SCVFL:

Agreed!!! I simply do not understand the bad mouthing of one of the winningest coaches in the history of College football. I think the way he was treated in the end was pitiful...and yet he still bleeds ORANGE.
Congratulations Coach and best wishes to you and your family.
GO BIG RNG

Coach Fulmer deserves every accolade he receives from UT, true VOL fans and the college football establishment.

He came to UT despite the Bear attempting to get him to go to the Tide. He won games by lining up on the field and games as a line coach, a coordinator, an interim coach and as the head coach for VOLS. He won an undisputed national championship. He won in living rooms. He was and is a winner.

Watch the LSU defense with his loyal and long time assistant as OC against the false orange of Clemson with his top recruit as their QB and question why the minions gave any credence to John Adams diatribes. You got Chief gone, Taj told to go away and Lameness.

Don't ever attempt to rationalize your irrational calls for his head by disparaging the person, his accomplishments or his love for our University.

Truly a Vol4Ever.

vettefool writes:

in response to Vols4Ever:

Coach Fulmer deserves every accolade he receives from UT, true VOL fans and the college football establishment.

He came to UT despite the Bear attempting to get him to go to the Tide. He won games by lining up on the field and games as a line coach, a coordinator, an interim coach and as the head coach for VOLS. He won an undisputed national championship. He won in living rooms. He was and is a winner.

Watch the LSU defense with his loyal and long time assistant as OC against the false orange of Clemson with his top recruit as their QB and question why the minions gave any credence to John Adams diatribes. You got Chief gone, Taj told to go away and Lameness.

Don't ever attempt to rationalize your irrational calls for his head by disparaging the person, his accomplishments or his love for our University.

Truly a Vol4Ever.

yeah I have seen that great Chavis defense before. knew clemson would go down the field on them and score to win the game. saw it a few times at neyland stadium.

Vols4Ever writes:

in response to vettefool:

yeah I have seen that great Chavis defense before. knew clemson would go down the field on them and score to win the game. saw it a few times at neyland stadium.

You also remember seeing Al Wilson, Raynock Thompson, Dale Carter, Gerard Mayo, John Henderson, Albert Haynesworth, Leonard Little, Eric Berry, Shaun Ellis, et. al, etc.?

And as you watched Clemson go down the field, don't forget Mr. Boyd was a lock under CPF.

shipperman#280095 writes:

in response to dvols:

you da man coach!!

won a national championship!

and beat BAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!

s - u - c - k it haters!

Just a thought, how many times did he beat Bama after they got a real coach? How many times did he beat Florida and Meyer, how about his lousy record against the top 25 his last 7 years (.325)? Just honest questions, I hate no one

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