Former players rekindle memories for Phillip Fulmer

Former Tennessee football coach Phillip Fulmer, right, signs autographs for Trevor Hicks, left, and Josh Rawlins, center, during the A3 Celebrity Golf Tournament at Three Ridges Golf Course on Friday. (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)

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Former Tennessee football coach Phillip Fulmer, right, signs autographs for Trevor Hicks, left, and Josh Rawlins, center, during the A3 Celebrity Golf Tournament at Three Ridges Golf Course on Friday. (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)

Al Wilson talks about Phil Fulmer and Tim Tebow

Former Tennessee football coach Phillip Fulmer spent much of Friday afternoon driving golf balls at Three Ridges.

But not before his former players provided a drive down memory lane with some memories of Fulmer's years coaching the Vols.

"Coach, I wanted to put bricks in that sand pit you used to make us run in,'' former linebacker Eric Westmoreland said at the Allegiant Athletic Agency event. "That was some hard work.''

Fulmer laughed and replied, "It was supposed to be hard, but didn't it make playing football seem that much easier?''

Fulmer has been putting himself through a workout regiment lately, dropping 40 pounds and adding some bounce to what has become a Hall of Fame gait.

"That day I was announced (into the College Football Hall of Fame) was very exciting, because I heard from so many people for the next several days; former players, friends and all of my coaches,'' said Fulmer, who guided the Vols to the 1998 national championship, five SEC championship game appearances and a 152-52-1 record. "It was great to be able to share the honor with them, because honestly, we were a team at Tennessee from (President) Joe Johnson, to (athletic director) Doug Dickey to all of our staff and players.''

Big Al: Al Wilson said he wasn't surprised Fulmer was a first-ballot, unanimous selection for the College Football Hall of Fame.

"What Coach Fulmer did says a lot for him, regardless of the talented players he had around him,'' said the former All-American linebacker. "A lot of people have talent to work with, but you have to be able to put that talent together and get everyone to buy in, and we all believed in Coach Fulmer.''

Wilson is using those same leadership principles for the companies in which he owns a stake, the Prestigious Carrier trucking company and Prestigious Placement job services.

"I'm trying to build a conglomeration that will last generations,'' Wilson said. "There are a lot of the same principles as in football, as it's my job to motivate my team and make sure everyone understands it's all about the big picture."

Berry Good: Safety Eric Berry said he can't wait to get the pads on with the Kansas City Chiefs after missing most of last season after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in the opening game.

"I'm good, we just finished up OTAs (Organized Training Activities) yesterday,'' Berry said. "I'm ready to start back up right now.''

Berry said his younger twin brothers, rising juniors Evan and Elliott, are better collegiate prospects than he was at the same stage of his career at Creekside (Ga.) High School.

"Evan is the same height as me, his arms are longer, and he ran a 10.5 (-second) 100 meters,'' Berry said. "Elliott can play anywhere. I think he could be a great running back, but he's lining up at defensive end right now.''

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volpreacher writes:

Don't care where either line up as long as they line up with the Vols!!!!!

SevenT writes:

I wonder if the average Vol Fan who trashed Fulmer is wondering......What were we thinking when we supported the firing of one of the greatest College Football coaches the game has ever seen?

Wonder if UT will do the sensible thing and crawl back to Fulmer and beg him to coach Tennessee again?

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to SevenT:

I wonder if the average Vol Fan who trashed Fulmer is wondering......What were we thinking when we supported the firing of one of the greatest College Football coaches the game has ever seen?

Wonder if UT will do the sensible thing and crawl back to Fulmer and beg him to coach Tennessee again?

UT won't need Fulmer to destroy the mildcats this Fall..Another 3 decades of dominance..GBO!

FEARinSEC writes:

in response to SevenT:

I wonder if the average Vol Fan who trashed Fulmer is wondering......What were we thinking when we supported the firing of one of the greatest College Football coaches the game has ever seen?

Wonder if UT will do the sensible thing and crawl back to Fulmer and beg him to coach Tennessee again?

The same thing was said when a program (UT) fired a NC coach (Majors) and hired an unproven young coach (Fulmer) to replace him. I'm so glad the powers that be didn't listen to Moe-Rons like you last time it happened.

Southland writes:

yes, I for one, am wondering what were we thinking. He had lost his fire but he could have got it back and we wouldnt be in the mess we are in. I am really hoping Dooley is about to grow up and get things going. He started with less talent than he had at LTech. Kiffin was and always will be an embarrasment to UT and he left the program in shambles. There is no way under the sun anyone should have been proud of his mouth and the fact that he played usc highlights in the training room is so wrong it defies explanation

iowavol writes:

in response to FEARinSEC:

The same thing was said when a program (UT) fired a NC coach (Majors) and hired an unproven young coach (Fulmer) to replace him. I'm so glad the powers that be didn't listen to Moe-Rons like you last time it happened.

I could say you mean when they fired a drunken, biligerent, hard to get along with coach that won a NC at another school who had the best player in college football, but I won't. We should respect Johnny Majors for what he means to Tennessee. Just as we should respect what CPF means and has done for Tennessee. Were we wrong for firing him, heck yes. But that is water over the dam and now we have CDD whom we should support. Let it go.

frblalack writes:

Coach Dickey reinvigorated the football program & brought the Vols back to respectability. Coach Majors left his imprint on the Vols rise to the upper echelon. Coach Fulmer is the epitome of what it means to be a Tennessee Vol! He surrounded himself with greatness & spoke from the heart! He was the BEST coach of his generation in college football! Now we have Coach Dooley! I cannot help but believe we are on the verge of establishing ourselves as perennial contenders for Not the SEC but for National Championships! I believe there will come a time when Coach Derek Dooley is spoken of with the same reverence as that reserved for Coaches Fulmer, Majors, Wyatt...and who knows? The General would be proud of the way our Coach has endured the criticism, and yet found the resolve to continue building a new legacy for OUR Tennessee Vols! I for one can't wait for the naysayers who bashed Coaches Fulmer & Dooley to tuck tail & disappear.

Vol fans, WE are on the cusp of greatness.

I BELIEVE in the Big Orange - All Vols - Forever!!!

bitterroot_vol_for_life writes:

in response to iowavol:

I could say you mean when they fired a drunken, biligerent, hard to get along with coach that won a NC at another school who had the best player in college football, but I won't. We should respect Johnny Majors for what he means to Tennessee. Just as we should respect what CPF means and has done for Tennessee. Were we wrong for firing him, heck yes. But that is water over the dam and now we have CDD whom we should support. Let it go.

Good post. We are where we are. Let's move forward.

Timbo_Slice writes:

in response to Salma_Hayek_is_my_Wife:

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Your so called wife is looking hot on The Tonight Show!

wmh92264#529898 writes:

in response to TennesseeTonyT:

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That is highly unlikely, Tennessee Tony T. The program was clearly in a state of steady decline under Fulmer. I appreciate all Fulmer did for UT, but after winning a national championship, he seemed content with mediocrity. And while programs at other SEC schools (most notably Alabama, LSU) were evolving to the next level, UT did not.

Orangeblood13 writes:

in response to 1BigOrangeCountryFan:

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and the keyboard warrior speaks

dude, go back to your hole you crawled out of

UTistheOLEMISSoftheEAST writes:

in response to BIVOLAR_BEARE:

UT won't need Fulmer to destroy the mildcats this Fall..Another 3 decades of dominance..GBO!

As long as UK doesn't play a slow WR at QB, ut might be ok. Maybe a win over UK this season will make ut bowl eligible.

ut and "dominance" do not belong together. To own UK for three decades must make you proud.

History and hope. That's all you've got. Enjoy it.

lemme_axya_this writes:

in response to 1BigOrangeCountryFan:

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You're moronic comments are as good as gone.

drgoofy#432342 writes:

Mike, I believe regimen is related to training and regiment is a military term!!

BigOrangeFever76 (Inactive) writes:

in response to 1BigOrangeCountryFan:

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You should get banned for your slander of CPF. No need for such name-calling. He had a great run but DID get complacent the last few years. No disputing that. Just look at his last 4 trips to the Georgia Dome. We got our ***** handed to us in each of those games.

MikeInTN writes:

Coach looks like he's aged a lot since leaving U.T.

dwolfcreek#397971 writes:

in response to SevenT:

I wonder if the average Vol Fan who trashed Fulmer is wondering......What were we thinking when we supported the firing of one of the greatest College Football coaches the game has ever seen?

Wonder if UT will do the sensible thing and crawl back to Fulmer and beg him to coach Tennessee again?

you want go back in time , his time i hope in passed .............

mocsandvolsfan writes:

I loved Fulmer...but I now love Dooley. Next...lmao

givehim6 writes:

in response to Salma_Hayek_is_my_Wife:

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Why would Berrys jr want to pull the gators out of the muck they are in when Smoky needs help? 2 more Berries line up with the orange & white!

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to UTistheOLEMISSoftheEAST:

As long as UK doesn't play a slow WR at QB, ut might be ok. Maybe a win over UK this season will make ut bowl eligible.

ut and "dominance" do not belong together. To own UK for three decades must make you proud.

History and hope. That's all you've got. Enjoy it.

So you concede UT has a great history and there is hope..Thx.

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to Salma_Hayek_is_my_Wife:

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volinlm writes:

in response to MikeInTN:

Coach looks like he's aged a lot since leaving U.T.

Unfortunately we have all aged since we left UT.

BambooBoy writes:

in response to frblalack:

Coach Dickey reinvigorated the football program & brought the Vols back to respectability. Coach Majors left his imprint on the Vols rise to the upper echelon. Coach Fulmer is the epitome of what it means to be a Tennessee Vol! He surrounded himself with greatness & spoke from the heart! He was the BEST coach of his generation in college football! Now we have Coach Dooley! I cannot help but believe we are on the verge of establishing ourselves as perennial contenders for Not the SEC but for National Championships! I believe there will come a time when Coach Derek Dooley is spoken of with the same reverence as that reserved for Coaches Fulmer, Majors, Wyatt...and who knows? The General would be proud of the way our Coach has endured the criticism, and yet found the resolve to continue building a new legacy for OUR Tennessee Vols! I for one can't wait for the naysayers who bashed Coaches Fulmer & Dooley to tuck tail & disappear.

Vol fans, WE are on the cusp of greatness.

I BELIEVE in the Big Orange - All Vols - Forever!!!

Amen, brother! Look what he did at La Tech - sheer genius!! And that Dolphin offense was incredible when he was the tight end coach at Miami!! We have a wonder coach in our mist, and all the haters will retract what they said when we play that bowl game in Nashville this year!! GO FIGHT WIN!!

arkyvol writes:

fulmer's one of the good guys. for the first ten years of his tenure at u.t. (before he got complacent and started sawing the legs off the visitors chairs in his office) he was a helluva coach.

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to BambooBoy:

Amen, brother! Look what he did at La Tech - sheer genius!! And that Dolphin offense was incredible when he was the tight end coach at Miami!! We have a wonder coach in our mist, and all the haters will retract what they said when we play that bowl game in Nashville this year!! GO FIGHT WIN!!

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AllforTenn writes:

in response to lemme_axya_this:

You're moronic comments are as good as gone.

Most adults know the difference between your and you're. But then some just lack knowledge.

tnbigg writes:

The Fulmer issue has created a kind of retardrhetoric that only those affected can understand. The same lame comments about Fulmer by one side of the retardorama crowd and the same lame comments about Majors by the other side. Same words. Same people. Advice; At least ACT like one year you may reach some level of maturity that exceeds an Appalachian dirt floor schools 2nd grade. It may be a goal to far...but how about tryin' it...

CroKev writes:

in response to Timbo_Slice:

Your so called wife is looking hot on The Tonight Show!

You don't think her jaw is a little masculine, do you?

Bubba_Knows writes:

in response to volpreacher:

Don't care where either line up as long as they line up with the Vols!!!!!

Amen Preacher!

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to Salma_Hayek_is_my_Wife:

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Sorry dude, couldn't resist..

MetroplexMojo writes:

Two comments:

1. I don't get the hatred towards Coach Fulmer. This guy won 75 percent of his games and a national title. Some of you should show some respect and refrain from the fat, lazy, or idiot comments. He has done more for UT than everyone in here combined.

2. It probably was the right time in 08 to let go of him. The team had slipped significantly. For those that say UT would be better now if he was still coaching, the team would be better if the former AD opened up the checkbook in 08 and 10 and hired Patterson from TCU.

Timbo_Slice writes:

in response to CroKev:

You don't think her jaw is a little masculine, do you?

I have to admit, I was a little distracted and my focus was just a little south of the jaw bone! That area was very feminine looking to me.

RobbieT writes:

in response to BIVOLAR_BEARE:

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Oh, brother ..

RobbieT writes:

in response to AllforTenn:

Most adults know the difference between your and you're. But then some just lack knowledge.

Ya think?

*Correction* Only SOME adults know the difference between your and you're and their and they're and there and to and two and too!

PUL4VOLS writes:

Thanks to Coach Fulmer for all he did at UT, playing and coaching. No Thanks to all of you who are living in the past and think your blather helps anything. The clock is not turning back. I doubt anyone will be crawling to Coach Fulmer for his services.
TIME TO MOVE ON. Coach Fulmer is gone and that last loss of last season is BEHIND US! GO BIG ORANGE!
PS all you grammar correctionmeisters on here, go to a classroom somewhere. This is a sports site and not a place for your linguistic superiority to be exhibited. I have yet to seea self-proclaimed poster on here.

VolinVirginia writes:

in response to SevenT:

I wonder if the average Vol Fan who trashed Fulmer is wondering......What were we thinking when we supported the firing of one of the greatest College Football coaches the game has ever seen?

Wonder if UT will do the sensible thing and crawl back to Fulmer and beg him to coach Tennessee again?

Wyoming................

civilianvol_formerly_marinevol writes:

Why isn't GVX reporting the new 4* quarterback commitment? According to ESPN, Riley Ferguson chose UT over Alabama, LSU, Auburn, Notre Dame, Michigan, Virginia Tech and others.

http://espn.go.com/college-sports/foo...

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to civilianvol_formerly_marinevol:

Why isn't GVX reporting the new 4* quarterback commitment? According to ESPN, Riley Ferguson chose UT over Alabama, LSU, Auburn, Notre Dame, Michigan, Virginia Tech and others.

http://espn.go.com/college-sports/foo...

Because they are lower than Bleacher Report..Just sayin'

volthrunthru#658770 writes:

in response to frblalack:

Coach Dickey reinvigorated the football program & brought the Vols back to respectability. Coach Majors left his imprint on the Vols rise to the upper echelon. Coach Fulmer is the epitome of what it means to be a Tennessee Vol! He surrounded himself with greatness & spoke from the heart! He was the BEST coach of his generation in college football! Now we have Coach Dooley! I cannot help but believe we are on the verge of establishing ourselves as perennial contenders for Not the SEC but for National Championships! I believe there will come a time when Coach Derek Dooley is spoken of with the same reverence as that reserved for Coaches Fulmer, Majors, Wyatt...and who knows? The General would be proud of the way our Coach has endured the criticism, and yet found the resolve to continue building a new legacy for OUR Tennessee Vols! I for one can't wait for the naysayers who bashed Coaches Fulmer & Dooley to tuck tail & disappear.

Vol fans, WE are on the cusp of greatness.

I BELIEVE in the Big Orange - All Vols - Forever!!!

Was it the first reefer or the 2nd that convinced you of that?

Doodley is going to have a LOT more talent, agaist a schedule that is a lot weaker than he played @ LaTech.

He will still screw it up, IMO.

We need Fulmer back. And we need to get rid of those Board of Regents that were out to get him, their first year. Look at how well those big-bucked, small-minded twits have done with leading UT Athletics.

And we need to bring Hamilton back so he can be tarred and feathered at the 50 yard line at homecoming.

Mike "Meathead" Hamilton...what a bozo. He and and the Gator-President-whom-these-bozos-hired and the regents and the current loser athletics director from Bama,

who would fire his own mother if he could---not for a reason, just because he has the ethics of a rattlesnake---

all need to sit in the same sauna together for about 15-days and lather each up with French-milled soap, while they sing Koom-Bayah...

The blackmail from the pictures may get them all to resign.

Hexx...they may already be doing that...

And we could get some of the Tennessee people back to lead the athletics department like it was when it was one of the best in America---before Hamilton, before this crowd of loser regents, head coaches in Men's BB, FB, BkstBll & Track...and before this loser Bammer AD and Gator Scumball President.

Just Saying...

VolinVirginia writes:

in response to TennesseeTonyT:

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Fulmer was a great coach in his day. He did more for UT football than anyone in my generation (to usurp one of my favorite posters - Orangeman1) - that's not even open for debate. But Fulmer was clearly incapable of taking UT back to greatness. Look at how many times he has been mentioned as a possible candidate at a particular school, only to find that he either isn't a candidate at all, or someone who has no connection to the program in question is the one making the claims.

Could he have won the SEC East? Perhaps - but he would not have been able to get past the SEC Championship Game - whether it was Alabama, Arkansas or LSU.

I could be wrong, but it certainly looks as if Fulmer's days of coaching are over.

VolinVirginia writes:

in response to volthrunthru#658770:

Was it the first reefer or the 2nd that convinced you of that?

Doodley is going to have a LOT more talent, agaist a schedule that is a lot weaker than he played @ LaTech.

He will still screw it up, IMO.

We need Fulmer back. And we need to get rid of those Board of Regents that were out to get him, their first year. Look at how well those big-bucked, small-minded twits have done with leading UT Athletics.

And we need to bring Hamilton back so he can be tarred and feathered at the 50 yard line at homecoming.

Mike "Meathead" Hamilton...what a bozo. He and and the Gator-President-whom-these-bozos-hired and the regents and the current loser athletics director from Bama,

who would fire his own mother if he could---not for a reason, just because he has the ethics of a rattlesnake---

all need to sit in the same sauna together for about 15-days and lather each up with French-milled soap, while they sing Koom-Bayah...

The blackmail from the pictures may get them all to resign.

Hexx...they may already be doing that...

And we could get some of the Tennessee people back to lead the athletics department like it was when it was one of the best in America---before Hamilton, before this crowd of loser regents, head coaches in Men's BB, FB, BkstBll & Track...and before this loser Bammer AD and Gator Scumball President.

Just Saying...

NO, we DON'T "need Fulmer back."

orangeman1 writes:

in response to wmh92264#529898:

That is highly unlikely, Tennessee Tony T. The program was clearly in a state of steady decline under Fulmer. I appreciate all Fulmer did for UT, but after winning a national championship, he seemed content with mediocrity. And while programs at other SEC schools (most notably Alabama, LSU) were evolving to the next level, UT did not.

Thats the issue Fulmer supporters dont get. The program wasnt in a "steady decline". Less than a year before he was fired UT finished tied for best regular record in the SEC, won the East, beat a ranked team in a bowl, and finished #12 in the country. The year before that UT won 9 games. UT had to install a whole new offense in 08 and Fulmer had a top 10 recruiting class ready to sign when he was fired. I dont see that as a steady decline. I see that as a program that lost a great Offensive co and a couple of great asst coaches while other programs like LSU, Georgia, Bama, and Auburn all got back to the elite status. Just look at those teams record from 1990 to 2000 and compare it to what it was from 2000 to present. Anyone who thought UT could stay on top with any coach was delusional. Heck, some UT fans were calling for him to be fired after the 99 season and even more after the 2001 season when UT only finished #4 in the country. Some UT fans expectations were just unrealistic. Fulmer had proven over 16 years that he could turn things back around. Under Fulmer, UT never went more than a year without winning at least 9 games or being ranked top 25. I just hope Dooley or any future UT coaches can bring fans the success we enjoyed under Fulmer. Even in his last 5 years when UT was ranked 3 times and won the East 2x.

GerryOP writes:

in response to tnbigg:

The Fulmer issue has created a kind of retardrhetoric that only those affected can understand. The same lame comments about Fulmer by one side of the retardorama crowd and the same lame comments about Majors by the other side. Same words. Same people. Advice; At least ACT like one year you may reach some level of maturity that exceeds an Appalachian dirt floor schools 2nd grade. It may be a goal to far...but how about tryin' it...

Cuz, your artistic linguistic manipulations boggle the retrotards thinkin' thingee. Well played cuz, well played.

movol77 writes:

in response to mocsandvolsfan:

I loved Fulmer...but I now love Dooley. Next...lmao

Words of a true Vol

GerryOP writes:

The biggest mistake Hamilton made is not firing Coach Fulmer after the '05 season. Regardless of when or how he left, we were doomed for a serious down-time in the program. It usually happens any time a legend leaves. If Phil had left after '05, we would be back on top by now.

orangeman1 writes:

in response to VolinVirginia:

Fulmer was a great coach in his day. He did more for UT football than anyone in my generation (to usurp one of my favorite posters - Orangeman1) - that's not even open for debate. But Fulmer was clearly incapable of taking UT back to greatness. Look at how many times he has been mentioned as a possible candidate at a particular school, only to find that he either isn't a candidate at all, or someone who has no connection to the program in question is the one making the claims.

Could he have won the SEC East? Perhaps - but he would not have been able to get past the SEC Championship Game - whether it was Alabama, Arkansas or LSU.

I could be wrong, but it certainly looks as if Fulmer's days of coaching are over.

Hey, good to hear from you. Cant argue with anything you've stated. Its factual and not disrespectful to the coach that brought us the only NC we've enjoyed in over 60 years. You could very well be right that UT would never get over the East hump. I think Fulmer benefited a lot from other programs being down during the 90's. He sure took advantage of it, and brought UT a whole lot of good memories. Just think of all the great players and games that we've enjoyed over the years. Even in 05 when UT had a losing season, they went to Baton Rouge and beat a top 5 LSU team with a QB transfer form LSU that was told he would never play in the SEC. The thing that bugs me is the Fulmer supporters that cant let Fulmer ride off in the sunset and be honored as one of UT's greatest. He isnt coming back and UT fans need to support their team and start to come together again. Hope you're doing well VolinVirginia.

GerryOP writes:

in response to BodeaneVol:

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Lil' ZZGataBoy, if you went away forever, your silly nonsense would not be missed. As we have advised you many times, you have enough concerns with Little Willy, you really don't need to be wasting your time on here. Or are you still under exile from Gata boards?

frblalack writes:

in response to volthrunthru#658770:

Was it the first reefer or the 2nd that convinced you of that?

Doodley is going to have a LOT more talent, agaist a schedule that is a lot weaker than he played @ LaTech.

He will still screw it up, IMO.

We need Fulmer back. And we need to get rid of those Board of Regents that were out to get him, their first year. Look at how well those big-bucked, small-minded twits have done with leading UT Athletics.

And we need to bring Hamilton back so he can be tarred and feathered at the 50 yard line at homecoming.

Mike "Meathead" Hamilton...what a bozo. He and and the Gator-President-whom-these-bozos-hired and the regents and the current loser athletics director from Bama,

who would fire his own mother if he could---not for a reason, just because he has the ethics of a rattlesnake---

all need to sit in the same sauna together for about 15-days and lather each up with French-milled soap, while they sing Koom-Bayah...

The blackmail from the pictures may get them all to resign.

Hexx...they may already be doing that...

And we could get some of the Tennessee people back to lead the athletics department like it was when it was one of the best in America---before Hamilton, before this crowd of loser regents, head coaches in Men's BB, FB, BkstBll & Track...and before this loser Bammer AD and Gator Scumball President.

Just Saying...

Obviously you are living in the past! You should either support the University of Tennessee or post on another website, miscreant!

All Vols - All the Time - Vol for Life - Believe in the Big Orange!

orangeman1 writes:

Fulmer did own the Bama series which means a whole lot. Not taking away from what Fulmer accomplished, but I really think there is something to idea of other teams getting better around 2000 causing UT to slide some. Here are the winning % for some of the teams:

1993 to 2000

Auburn 67%
LSU 55%\
Georgia 62%
Ark 53%
S Car 40%

UT 82%

2001 to 2008

Auburn 70%
LSU 78%
Georgia 79%
Ark 57%
S Car 55%

UT 67%

I just think that football runs in cycles, and that fans need to be patient. As long as there is a competent staff and good players, then UT's time will come again to be in a position to win a Championship. Fans just need to enjoy the good moments, and hopefully we'll take advantage of it when we get the chance again. It doesnt look like things will get any easier with the new SEC and Bama and LSU doing so well. But just remember, it wasnt long ago that Bama didnt have a winning season 5 years in a row from 2003 to 2007.(Cheaters) and LSU had 7 losing seasons from 1990 to 1999. I cant wait to see how this year turns out. I think this team will surprise people.

lemme_axya_this writes:

in response to AllforTenn:

Most adults know the difference between your and you're. But then some just lack knowledge.

I intentionally typed "you're" as part of my original comment. I then failed to backspace far enough after changing my mind. I can shrug off an insult pretty easily, hope you can too.

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