Phillip Fulmer Accepts Administrative Job at Tennessee

Dusty FloydCorrespondent IDecember 8, 2008

Former Tennessee head coach Phillip Fulmer accepted a job at the University of Tennessee to be a special assistant to University president John Petersen for the next three months.

Fulmer will be making $12,500 a month from Dec. 1 to Feb. 28. His specific job has to do with "developing and enhancing strategic relationships for the university," as said by Petersen.

I'm sure Fulmer isn't really doing it for the money, as he will be paid his six million dollar buyout over the next four years.

Fulmer announced on Nov. 3 that he wouldn't be returning as Tennessee's head coach, and then he also announced that he could possibly stay at Tennessee doing administrative work such as he will be doing now.

Fulmer said he'd only like to return to coach at schools that are passionate about football the way Tennessee is, such as Clemson, but Clemson recently hired Dabo Swinney as their head coach. 

"Phillip Fulmer is a UT icon and a wonderful ambassador. Over his long career with the University he has developed a vast network of contacts, made invaluable relationships with alumni and UT supporters, and done extensive work with development," Petersen said.

"I am not yet certain what the future holds for my career, but I'll always support my alma mater, and I appreciate the opportunity to help the university out now," Fulmer said.