Tennessee Volunteers head football coach, Phillip Fulmer, resigns, effective at the end of the 2008 season. Read more of the story plus photos and video of Phillip Fulmer below.
Phillip Fulmer resigns! That is what several sites are reporting, but the resignation is not effective until the end of the 2008 season. A press conference by Tennessee is scheduled at 6:00 PM to presumably announce his resignation.
This season has been rough for the Vols, even prompting fans to “boycott” games, and their record thus far is 3-6. After the loss to South Carolina on Saturday (27-6), they are 1-5 in the SEC. They have lost four straight games.
“Anybody that likes Tennessee and cares about what the product looks like on the field is frustrated,” Fulmer said Sunday.
The 58-year-old Fulmer has been the Vols’ head coach since November 29, 1992, and sports a 150-51 record. He had an undefeated season in 1998 and a national championship win that same year.
He played for the Vols during the 1968-1971 seasons, where in 1969 they won the SEC championship, won the Sugar Bowl in 1970 and in 1971 were Liberty Bowl champs.
He returned to his Alma Mater to become Assistant Coach for the Vols for 13 years, and was named Head Coach when Johnny Majors fell ill in 1992.
Check out photo and video of Phillip Fulmer below.
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