Spurrier says Tennessee not in his future

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Steve Spurrier says there was a time not so long ago that he would have jumped at the Tennessee job.

Spurrier said Monday night that time has passed.

Spurrier grew up in Johnson City, Tenn., and pulled for the Vols. Four or five years ago, Spurrier says he would have considered coaching Tennessee as he looked to get back into college football after his bad NFL experience with the Washington Redskins.

These days, Spurrier says South Carolina is his last job. He expects the Gamecocks to keep improving as he tries to challenge for the Southeastern Conference title.

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  • by Tom Location: Knoxville on Nov 6, 2008 at 06:43 PM
    Give me a bresk, NO two breaks. Spurrier has always hated Tennessee, and any Tennessee fan can't stand Spurrier. One the other hand, I like Phillip Fulmer but there was no doubt that the Vols were leaving the elite status and quickly heading for mediocity. We were having to depend on other teams losing. It seems we were always losing to the good teams in the SEC. Sorry Phil but you should have retired, knowing that this was coming.
  • by JACK Location: KNOXVILLE on Nov 6, 2008 at 03:46 PM
    jOHNNYS LAST 4 TEAMS LOST A TOTAL OF 9 GAMES AND HE WAS REPLACED. FULMER HAS NO ONE TO BLAME EXCEPT FULMER. HE PICKED THIS CLAWSON GUY , NOT THE FANS. THIS IS THE WAY THE WORLD IS.
  • by GATOR FAN on Nov 5, 2008 at 10:02 AM
    AGAIN!!!!!!!! CONFIDENCE NOT ARROGANCE. People Stop Crying! Fulmer Is Done.Now UT Might Actually Win A Few Games.
  • by VOLSFAN Location: JOHNSON CITY on Nov 4, 2008 at 10:04 PM
    SPURRIER IS THE DEBIL.....
  • by Shawn Location: Alcoa on Nov 4, 2008 at 07:28 PM
    We dont need the GOOFY GOLFER SPURRIER, Is'nt he still serving GATOR MEAT for CHRISTMAS DINNER behind closed door,s to all the gator fans along with the water boy WA WA want A be TIM TEBO, Ma Ma MAMA SAY'S GATOR'S R ORNARY BECAUSE OF ALL THOUGH'S TENNESSEE FA FA FAN'S, What a -JOKE- We Need COACH FULMER THE ONLY COACH FULMER AND HIS STAFF BACK EXEPT THE TOWEL BOY CLAWSON WITH HIM.
  • by nickey peters Location: morristown on Nov 4, 2008 at 06:20 PM
    my my everyone wants to lynch the man for 1 bad season.... how soon the forget the national championship and fulmers 75 percent win record! I am ashamed of everyone! tenn should be so lucky to have fulmer!!!
  • by Mike Location: Knoxville on Nov 4, 2008 at 05:20 PM
    Thank God! I was dreading telling everyone the big orange T on my cap was for Texas had Spurrier replaced Fulmer. But what's bad is the way Fulmer has been treated. Fulmer is UT football and will be missed. All teams have losing seasons. A better idea would have been to send Mike Hamilton packing. And an even better idea (had I known Fulmer was being forced out) would have been for me to have written Phil Fulmer's name in when I voted for President last week. UT screwed up and will pay the price (especially buying the football staff out). UT has slapped Fulmer in the face! If he stays at UT it's only because of his love for Tennessee and the University of Tennessee. Best of luck to you, Phil! This UT fan is gonna miss you (as I'm sure others will but are to darn stubborn to admit)!
  • by steve Location: knoxville on Nov 4, 2008 at 05:15 PM
    Spurrier id your ned coach
  • by I LOVE ROCKY TOP on Nov 4, 2008 at 05:06 PM
    GATOR FANS AND SPURRIER HAVE ARROGANT ATTITUDES -- THAT'S WHY THEY WENT WELL TOGETHER. WE DESERVE BETTER AND CAN GET BETTER.
  • by James Powers Location: FULMER FOR PRESIDENT on Nov 4, 2008 at 04:15 PM
    I dont think Spurrier would be a good candidate. I am glad he dosen't want to come here. Vol fans say we need change. Spurrier is not change he is old school also. Thanks Fulmer for the hard work and the dedication to UT.
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