Fulmer May Be Back-Back-Back-Back Again.

Andy SnyderContributor IJanuary 13, 2010

NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 22:  Head coach Phillip Fulmer of the Tennessee Volunteers celebrates their 20-10 win over the Vanderbilt Commodores at Vanderbilt Stadium on November 22, 2008 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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According to various sources including ESPN and some of my fellow friends around campus; there is talk about Fulmer coming back to possibly replace Hamilton as AD or as a possible sit in head coach.

Now I grew up with this man as our head coach. I witnessed the glory years of UT football from 92-01. However, I also witnessed the bad years from 02-present (hell lets face it, we're apparently still in the bad years). Do I feel that Fulmer should come back? Well that depends. Should he come back as HC? Absolutely not! In no doubt will I say that his heart isn't in UT, because it is. This man bleeds orange more than any other UT fan. He's one of the best men in all of college football. Let's face it though, the game of coaching has left him. He lead us to a national championship for the first time in 40 years and he almost did it again in 2001. However, since then he didn't do much of anything. Sure he won us some SEC East championships and whatnot, but he never really did anything else. So, no I feel that he shouldn't be back as a HC.

Yet, as a AD? Absolutely! I think Fulmer is a much better choice than Hamilton. To me Hamilton is more of a guy that looks at UT as a business and would rather see the money come in than the tradition stay (see Lane Kiffin). Fulmer, however, I feel would be a much better AD in the fact that he has UT in his heart and would allow the traditions to remain in place and not care just about the money! He's an amazing man and would work his magic to bring in not only the best for football, but the best for every athletic team on that campus!

With Fulmer at the reins of the athletic department, Summit continuing her dominance as the women's HC, Pearl just being the bad a** that he his, and whoever our next coach for football will be (I'm wishing for Gruden); our athletics will be a force to be reckoned with.

Whatever the outcome may be...UT athletics will live on and we will become the best College in football, basketball, and continue to be the best in women's basketball.