Is Phillip Fulmer Taking Over As Tennessee Coach After Another Jeremy Pruitt Loss
Is Phillip Fulmer taking over as Tennessee coach after another Jeremy Pruitt loss this past weekend?
Pruitt, 45, suffered a second consecutive embarrassing upset loss on Saturday when his Volunteers squad was defeated by BYU 29-26 in an overtime game at Neyland Stadium.
Just one week ago, Pruitt and Co. dropped a stunner to Georgia State.
With two early losses to start the year and a 5-9 record as Tennessee coach, it is beginning to seem like Pruitt’s days are numbered.
The idea of Phil Fulmer coaching Tennessee in 2019 is HILARIOUS. But, if we’re being honest, could it really be worse than what’s happening now?
PS: How can a school with as much money as Tennessee keep taking chances on coaches? Just overpay a sure-thing. Stop being stupid. https://t.co/Q0JY1SgaGb
— Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) September 8, 2019
So if Pruitt is out sooner rather than later, who steps in for him?
A lot of people are thinking it might be legendary coach and current athletic director (AD) Fulmer.
It’s not like the move would be unprecedented or anything.
Barry Alvarez famously took over the head coaching gig at Wisconsin under similar circumstances, and the same could easily happen here.
For what it is worth, a lot of people in the national media think this move is inevitable.
WOW. Vols open 0-2. Lost at home to Georgia State (which beat Furman by a smaller margin today) and BYU (which lost 30-12 to Utah last week).
Fulmer really might be coaching the team soon.
— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) September 8, 2019
Fulmer previously served as head coach for 16 years – a tenure that culminated in a national championship and two SEC titles.
Tennessee will take on Chattanooga at home next weekend.
It remains to be seen who the coach will be when the two teams kick off.