Do we know who the booth announcers will be on the Mocs game? Hopefully not Randy Smith. He's proven on the Vols pay-per-view broadcasts that he's a better radio studio host than TV play-by-play man.
I'm a UT grad, but I was there just before Fulmer's coup. I appreciate him as a coach and am thankful for the heights to which he took our team. I also agreed with the decision that it was time for him to go, but it was - and still is - obvious that he wasn't going to bow out gracefully on his own.
The thing that makes him look even worse is that after Gene Defilipo turned down the UT AD job when "Double D" Doug Dickey retired, Fulmer was the chairman of the "Hamilton for UT AD" caucus. Brent Hubbs confirmed on his website earlier this week that Fulmer even got Pat Summitt and Buzz Peterson onboard, and they all lobbied the Pres to hire Hammy.
So, lobbying for a guy to be your boss and then throwing him under the bus repeatedly every chance you get after he fires you for having two losing seasons in four years makes you appear bitter. Come to think of it, I understand Fulmer is a full, active participant in "Battle of ex-UT Coaches Silent Treatment Game" with Johnny Majors. Seems there's bitterness on both sides of that game board.
Fulmer was a great coach that unfortunately stayed too long, didn't upgrade his assistants when needed and micro-managed the new ones when he did, and doesn't think any of what happened when the team underperformed was his fault. But he's deservedly a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, and I'll be forever grateful to him for the enormous success of my team from the mid-90's to the mid-00's.
Sorry for rambling. I'll hang up and listen.