November 4, 2008
KNOXVILLE (AP) -- It's almost a foreign concept at Tennessee to have a nationwide search for a head football coach.
Now that coach Phillip Fulmer has announced he's stepping down at the university's request at the end of this season, it's reality for Tennessee athletic director Mike Hamilton. And Hamilton wrote in an e-mail late Monday night that the school is starting a national search immediately.
Hamilton said Tennessee has a great university, world-class student-athletes, a tremendous fan base and first-class facilities.
He said this means Tennessee will attract some of the nation's best candidates.
Hamilton said a new coach will be introduced over the next several weeks.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.