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We can begin by having UT changeover from semi-pro sports, where only the athletes don't get paid, to actual athletics, where students learn about sports.
We need to drastically reduce the money spent on college ball. It's a waste of our fiscal and educational resources. We've turned a recreational activity into a marketing monster that does no one any good.
Just Say No To Fulmer. His day is past.
UT is a football school, so people want to bring back a former coach that nearly ran it into the ground at the end of his career?
Fulmer belongs to the 'good ole boy' network at UT. That is something the school doesn't need.
Let's keep Fulmer "working like heck" at Cherokee Country Club.
Just for a minute close your eyes and contrast Phil Fulmer and Pat Summit. Now open your eyes and get serious. This would be a great time for Pat Summit to consider making the move from coaching to administration.She could probably do both jobs at the same time given the success she has had turning her staff into head coaches over the years(she has great support).
Pat is exactly what the NCAA and UT Nation need. Someone who won't tolerate tattoos, who would kick an All-American off the team after she had been warned not to cut another class, and she did!
Let Pat rewrite the NCAA rulebook, she would cut it down to about 10 pages!! It may never happen, but just the dream of it is beautiful!
I am for Fulmer taking over the UT AD job. I think he would do a much better job than Hamilton ever thought about doing. Pat has already said "NO" to the job but we all know Fulmer could call upon her at any time, day or night, for advice/info/help if he needed it. And she would be happy to help....We need someone who LOVES THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE and NOT someone in a suit with nothing on his/her mind but "when's the next job offer coming in?" and "how fast can I move on to bigger and better things?".
GO VOLS AND COACH FULMER!!!!
bpqd, your suggestion is just silly. It's a waste of our fiscal and educational resources. We've turned a recreational activity into a marketing monster that does no one any good. In the 08-09 fiscal year Tennessee football turned a 42.8 Million dollar profit, these funds are directed back into the University to fund a wide assortment of projects and programs. Dollar for dollar the Football Program funds the school, not the other way around. And as far as Phil Fulmer for AD goes, Tennessee needs to get back to people who are truely invested in the University and its overall success and Coach Fulmer definitly fits the bill.