To be the man, you’ve got to be the man.

I’m not sure what my favorite part of this story is.  Is it that Phil Fulmer and not any of his head coaches is the headline act of this spring’s five-city Big Orange Caravan fan appreciation tour?

Or is it that with his shiny new contract, Fulmer is now the third highest paid athletic director in the SEC?  (With a raise applied retroactively!)

This is the point where I’d ordinarily say “don’t ever change, Volnation”, but I don’t really think they need any encouragement.


Filed under Because Nothing Sucks Like A Big Orange, The Glass is Half Fulmer

10 responses to “To be the man, you’ve got to be the man.

  1. HirsuteDawg

    all they need is a time machine to take them back to 1997-98


  2. MLB2

    Drove up 75 thru Knoxville Wed. Saw a couple of billboards with Fulmer endorsing businesses but none with Pruitt.


    • McTyre

      Fulmer’s narcissism knows no bounds. The saddest thing is that a large portion (majority or vocal minority) of their fan base thinks that’s how the program should be branded. Nostalgia for the glory days is a powerful impulse – Herschel and 1980 in our case – but surely it doesn’t captivate today’s recruits or the next gen of season tix holders. Pruitt will surely buck this in the not too distant future.


      • Ricky McDurden

        I’ve read a number of comments from Tennessee fans upset over the firing of their Chancellor for not other reason than she was the one that made AD Fulmer a reality and, therefore, was above reproach much like Fulmer. Those people really do deserve one another.


  3. Spur 21

    Usually the off season is dead but we have the Vols to follow as they wallow in the past. Looking forward to a chaos filled summer.


  4. Junkyardawg41

    I wonder what the over/under is for how many time should this year Tennessee football tickets have Fulmer on them versus players or coaches?


  5. Brandon

    This whole thing has a real Napoleon returning from exile feel to it, we’re just waiting on Waterloo.


  6. ASEF

    Tour subtitle: “Once We Were Warriors”


  7. Bulldog Joe

    Purpose of the trip is to separate Vol fans from their money.

    Right now, Fulmer is more likely to do it than some guy from Alabama.