Although he still looks younger than he did during his final season coaching at Tennessee in 2008, youth twinkles in Phillip Fulmer’s eyes when he discusses a potential return to the sideline.
“I’ve always said I would coach again if the right opportunity presented itself,” Fulmer said Thursday while in town at the Holiday Inn to speak at a Boys & Girls Club fundraiser. “I would coach again, but it would have to be a real unique situation.”
East Tennessee State would qualify as unique. The Buccaneers football program was discontinued in 2003, clumsily considered for reinstatement in 2007 by the same president who’d killed it, and is now seemingly destined for a return under new energetic president Dr. Brian Noland.
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