Many in Knoxville have differing opinions when it comes to the vitality of Vols football. Who better to explain the pulse of Tennessee football than former coach Phil Fulmer?
On Saturday during Tennessee’s game against South Carolina, Fulmer was interviewed on the sidelines. Back in June, Fulmer was appointed special advisor to Tennessee president Joe DiPietro for community, athletics and university relations.
Fulmer pointed out immediately that it helped that the Vols had the lead, albeit an early 6-0 edge at the time.
“We need to finish well,” Fulmer said. “We’ve all had those kind of guys when you’re trying to build a program for those kind of seasons, and we just need to get back on task here. We’ve won 9 games two years in a row, and that’s not to say we can’t do that again.”
When Fulmer assumed his new role with the university four months ago, he showed support for Jones based on what he had done in his first four seasons at Rocky Top.
“You think about where he started and where we are now,” Fulmer said referring to Tennessee’s 2-14 SEC record the two seasons that preceded Jones’ hiring. “Butch has done a heckuva job.
“We all want the next step, and he knows that, and hopefully we’ll get that done.”
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