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Fulmer gives Vols pep talk at practice

September 24th, 2013 8:04 pm by Associated Press

Fulmer gives Vols pep talk at practice

Former Tennessee coach Phil Fulmer is shown in this AP file photo.

KNOXVILLE β€” Tennessee, attempting to end a two-game skid, received a pep talk from former coach Phillip Fulmer on Tuesday.

Fulmer attended a Tennessee practice for the first time since he stopped coaching the Volunteers after the 2008 season. UT coach Butch Jones said Fulmer spoke to the team and added that β€œto have him back, I think, meant a lot to everyone.” 

Fulmer, who was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame last year, lettered as an offensive guard at Tennessee from 1969-71. He coached the Vols to a 1998 national championship and went 152-52-1 at his alma mater before getting fired in 2008.

Tennessee (2-2) hosts South Alabama (2-1) on Saturday.

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