AP: All the former Tennessee coach needs now is a job. But that might be hard to come by this year because relatively few college football teams are likely to be in the market for a coach. And most of the spots that do come open probably won’t meet Fulmer’s standards.
“I’m not going to put myself and my family in a position where I’m going to a place that is a stepping-stone … a place that doesn’t have a history of doing well,” he said in a recent phone interview. “I’m looking for a place that has some history. If I have to sit or not coach that’s kind of the way it’s going to be I guess.”
Fulmer, who was ousted last year by Tennessee after a long and mostly successful run with the Volunteers, is one of several coaches with eye-catching resumes currently out of the business but hoping to get back in.
Also keeping an eye out for openings these days are former Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville, former Texas A&M coach Dennis Franchione, out of coaching the last two seasons, ex-Colorado coach Gary Barnett, who hasn’t coached the last four seasons, and former Minnesota coach Glen Mason, three seasons removed from his last game with the Gophers. (read the entire AP report embedded in this post.)