This, my friends, is simply priceless.
Phillip Fulmer couldn’t help himself.
Tennessee’s athletics director saw a couple of offensive linemen who he thought needed coaching during a drill last fall. So Fulmer, the former Vols coach, jumped in and coached them up.
That’s an NCAA violation.
And to think some of you don’t believe in the existence of the football gods. But wait! There’s more.
Fulmer self-reported the incident upon learning he might have committed an NCAA violation, according to the report.
Tennessee, in response, educated Fulmer on what “constitutes technical and tactical instruction.” Additionally, the SEC ruled that Fulmer be prohibited from attending practice for five days and that UT educate all coaches and non-coaching staff members on bylaws pertaining to coaching activity. The NCAA took no additional action.
Well, aside from snickering behind closed doors, I suspect.
Welcome back to Knoxville, Jim Chaney. Make sure you let your good friend Sam Pittman know about your new (old?) digs.