Former Tennessee coach Phil Fulmer is shown in this AP file photo.
KNOXVILLE — 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 “to 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.