It is over in Knoxville: Fulmer won’t be back is reporting that Phil Fulmer won’t return next season as coach of the Tennessee Volunteers. The report by Chris Low cites multiple sources. It also says an announcement is planned for later today at Neyland Stadium.

Tennessee fans excited about the coaching change should brace themselves, at least according to Mr. College Football.

I would say yes but the competiveness of the upcoming coaching search might make Tennessee pull the trigger early. Again, I’ll try to prepare my Tennessee friends. If Tennessee goes looking for a new coach, it will not be an easy search.

More updates later…

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Last Tuesday this article was moved by the AP on Phil Fulmer. It has extensive quotes by Fulmer defending his career record. Here’s a very revealing quote about Fulmer and UT: “This program is much bigger than me or anybody. Nobody wants the best for it more than I do.” I believe him. He loved UT and loved being coach there.