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Fulmer will lend a hand to ETSU, help lead process

Former Tennessee football coach Phillip Fulmer, shown during Tuesday’s press conference, will be a special assistant to the athletic director for football at East Tennessee State University, as the school attempts to revive its dormant program.
Published: 2:18 PM, 04/04/2013

Source: The Greeneville Sun

JOHNSON CITY–Former Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer will play a role in reviving the football program at East Tennessee State University – it just won’t be as head coach.

Fulmer made that all but clear Tuesday afternoon following a press conference in the school’s Culp Center Ball Room, which officially announced the return of the ETSU program which was disbanded in 2003.

Fulmer, who led the Vols to a national title in 1998 and was recently inducted into the College
Football Hall of Fame, will be the special assistant for football to ETSU athletic director Richard Sander.

“I never say never on anything,” Fulmer said, in regards to the prospect of him assuming the helm of the Bucs when they plan to begin play in 2015. “It’s not likely,” he continued.

“Nobody expects that. I was really clear and frank (with the administration), and they were grateful for that. That wasn’t the place in life that I wanted to be. It’s a great opportunity for somebody to come in and make their own legacy.”

For the full story, see the April 4 edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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