Tennessee Coach Phillip Fulmer is expected to announce today that he will not return as head coach this afternoon, a high-ranking source within UT athletic department told The Tennessean. -- From The Tennessean
I can't find confirmation on the exact time yet, but "inside sources" tell me the presser will be at 5 PM today. ("Inside sources" = Joel phoning me while on the road. At least I name my sources...)
Back to the point: let's use this thread to discuss our thoughts and feelings on what looks to be the end of one of the greatest legacies in the roughly 120-year history of organized college football.
[Note by hooper, 11/03/08 11:28 AM EST ] Props to birdjam for posting before me on this. Had I refreshed the window first, I would have simply bumped his post.
[Note by hooper, 11/03/08 12:03 PM EST ] Dr. Saturday is noting that nobody's sources are technically "confirmed" regarding this story. Still, I really think this would be the mother of all dupes if a scheduled presser like this were to be a false lead. It's a good reminder to continue taking things with a grain of salt, but I think we can run with the "assumption" that this is true..
[Note by hooper, 11/03/08 12:20 PM EST ]Holly has her take up on EDSBS. Oddly enough, it's rather refreshing to see somebody taking delight in the smackdown of somebody not named Fulmer.
[Note by hooper, 11/03/08 1:25 PM EST ] Orson Spencer Orson Spenser Spenson has perhaps one of the best moments of clarity on the Fulmer/Clawson situation: "Clawson, a first-time FBS coordinator, brought an unnecessarily complex system that takes years to learn into a situation where time was not a luxury." Setting his Gator-ness aside, his sober take is very well-thought out and well-written.