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Fulmer, Slocum set for USO tour

April 5th, 2014 9:37 pm by Associated Press

Fulmer, Slocum set for USO tour

Hall of Famers Phillip Fulmer, left, and R.C. Slocum

Former football coaches Phillip Fulmer of Tennessee and R.C. Slocum of Texas A&M begin a USO tour of the Middle East next week.

The tour begins Wednesday and runs through April 17. The tour is part of the USO Celebrity Entertainment Program, aimed at lifting spirits of troops during their deployment.

Fulmer said, in a release issued by Tennessee, "if Coach Slocum and I can give our brave men and women a little by talking football, a special thank you from home or a 'Go Vols' or 'Gig 'em, Aggies,' I am up for it."

Fulmer coached Tennessee to a 1998 national championship and went 152-52-1 before getting forced out in 2008. Slocum was 123-47-2 at Texas A&M from 1989-2002. Both entered the College Football Hall of Fame in 2012.

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