Since he left the UT football Vols to pursue other opportunities there has been much speculation over what former Coach Phil Fulmer will do while waiting for another coaching opportunity. We hear at least one booster proposed that Athletic Director Mike Hamilton be fired after the Lane Kiffin controversy and Fulmer be brought back to take over the department. Other boosters quashed the idea.
Now some Blount County Republicans dissatisfied with state Sen. Doug Overbey want to recruit Fulmer (who lives in Blount County) to run for the state senate in the next election cycle. But it isn't likely to work, as Fulmer continues to look for another coaching opportunity.
Fulmer was a commentator on college football last season on CBS College Sports Network and has joined an investment firm.