The more I read about Phil Fulmer’s level of involvement in the UT football program, the weirder it seems.
Fulmer took the unusual-for-an-athletic-director step of getting NCAA-certified to recruit on the road during Pruitt’s two-jobs-in-two-cities period, and he even went on the road with Pruitt a couple of times. And he claimed to love every bit of what he saw.
“I was a knot on the log there,” Fulmer said. “He was the focal point. He handled the room. When he sat in the home, he was great with the mom and dad and the kid.”
So Pruitt in essence was selling himself on the recruiting trail to Mama and his boss. I’m sure that wasn’t the slightest bit awkward. Nor was this:
Fulmer knew about Pruitt’s reputation as an elite recruiter. He got excited when watching Pruitt get up “on the edge of his chair” with a “nervous twitch in his leg” when the two talked recruiting during the interview process.
Jeez, guys. Get a room, would ‘ya?