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Report: Tennessee talking to former coach Phillip Fulmer

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phillip-fulmer.JPGAs Tennessee scrambles to fill the coaching vacancy created when Lane Kiffin bolted for the USC job, several members of the school's board of trustees have contacted former Volunteers coach Phillip Fulmer about returning to Knoxville.

The board is trying to bring Fulmer back as athletic director, or even as head football coach, according to a report from ESPN.

Fulmer was fired in 2008 after 17 years with the school that saw him go 152-52 and win a national championship.

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I can't believe what Mark May is saying about Kiffin's departure from Tennessee.. He's on twitter as Mark_May..check it out.

How about Terry Bowden?

There are only 3 active Division I college head coaches with a better win percentage than Phil Fulmer (76%). They are Joe Paterno, Bobby Bowden (just retired) and Bob Stoops. Phil would take the job if Tennessee is smart enough to hire him even though they treated him shamefully.

I would hire Phil Fulmer back as Athletic Director and interim coach. That would allow him time to perform a proper search while maintaining the integrity of the University. Fulmer's wounds from being fired would heal quickly as the AD; and UT could be proud for doing the "Right Thing" with Fulmer and their alumni. I'm an LSU guy; but I have strong roots in Tennessee and a high regard for your university. I believe the loss of Kiffen was a blessing in disguise. Best wishes.

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