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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Phil Fulmer in Newport
Former UT football coach Phil Fulmer was in Newport on Monday for the opening of the new optometrist offices of Foster, Steele and Eisenhower on Crowe Lane. Fulmer was hired as head coach in 1992, but after a slow start in 2008, he came under increased scrutiny from Tennessee fans. Fulmer was finally terminated in November, 2008. Today UT coach Butch Jones is facing a similar scrutiny, with growing calls for a replacement. Fulmer talked to the NewsSource about the current difficulties in Knoxville. "I understand exactly where he is," Fulmer said of the Jones situation. "It's a tough time for him." But the former coach went on to point out that the normal businessman also goes through difficult times in his day-to-day work. "Nobody ever promised anybody that every day is going to be good. Everybody has difficulties, it's just that in athletics, and particularly at a place like Tennessee, it is so exposed." Still Fulmer believes Jones will fight through his current difficulties. "My hope is that the players will run out, and make a good year out of it," he said. And what if things do not turn around at Tennessee, who will replace Jones? "I wouldn't begin to go there. There's so much football to be played and that's not my responsibility anyway," added Fulmer. Asked about the recent suggestion that retired NFL quarterback and former UT Vol Peyton Manning may be a good fit at Tennessee, Fulmer laughed saying, "I doubt that."

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