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08:20 AM ET 11.03 | A coaching record 100 games over .500 tends to catch the eye. Former Tennessee football coach Phillip Fulmer has emerged as a possible candidate for the head coaching vacancy at Minnesota, according to several media reports. "Minnesota has great potential, and with its new facilities it's a place you could recruit to," Fulmer told the News Sentinel on Tuesday night. "I believe it's a place where you can compete." Fulmer, who was forced to resign near the end of the Vols' 5-7 season in 2008, was non-committal when asked if he was interested in the Gophers' position or if he has had contact with the school.

Knoxville News Sentinel

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November 3, 2010  08:26 AM ET

For a rival coach, Fulmer was okay in my book. If he wants to get back into coaching, I hope he finds the right school.

November 3, 2010  08:38 AM ET

Some good fishing up there too! Perfect for a country boy!

November 3, 2010  08:39 AM ET

Fulmer is looking better and better to Tennesseee fans since his rather undignified departure from Knoxville.

November 3, 2010  08:40 AM ET

So will Fulmer be the "Golden Goose" instead of the "Great Pumpkin"?

November 3, 2010  08:48 AM ET
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Fulmer is looking better and better to Tennesseee fans since his rather undignified departure from Knoxville.

Could replace "Fulmer" with "Leach", "Tennessee" with "Texas Tech" and "Knoxville" with "Lubbock." Lyrics from and old song come to mind. "Sometimes you don't know what you've got till it is gone>"

November 3, 2010  08:51 AM ET
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Good luck to Fred Thompson. What a diverse career. Actor, congressmen, radio personality and in his spare time football coach at UTk. the man is everywhere.

He was great in "Days of Thunder".

November 3, 2010  08:57 AM ET
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Good luck to Fred Thompson. What a diverse career. Actor, congressmen, radio personality and in his spare time football coach at UTk. the man is everywhere.

LOLD! Walking Tall

November 3, 2010  09:12 AM ET

Phillip developed Peyton into a STAR.

November 3, 2010  09:16 AM ET
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He practically made Law and Order a household name.Let's not forget his days on Roseanne.

His underappeciated turn as the head of air traffic control in Die Hard 2: Die Harder is what always springs to mind for me.

November 3, 2010  09:18 AM ET
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Phillip developed Peyton into a STAR.

I think some might argue David Cutcliffe played a bigger role, but Manning always had high praise for Fulmer, too.

You might also say Manning made Fulmer's career. Imagine if he'd somehow picked Branndon Stewart as his starter way back when.

November 3, 2010  09:21 AM ET
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I think some might argue David Cutcliffe played a bigger role, but Manning always had high praise for Fulmer, too.You might also say Manning made Fulmer's career. Imagine if he'd somehow picked Branndon Stewart as his starter way back when.

Yet, Tee Martin gave him his win over UFelons and a NC trophy!

November 3, 2010  09:23 AM ET
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Try to stay inhouse first(ask UM if they would'nt do it if they could do it over). If not take your time and find a coach who will have a Big Ten mentality. This is a hard place to sell to recruits so the new coach better know his way around.

If you're Minnesota, and you get a chance to take a coach like Fulmer you take it. Their football program hasn't been nationally recognized since I can remember (i'm 37). They had brief stints of being good, but nothing more than that. It would be a different story to stay in house if they were Michigan, Ohio St, or Penn St.

November 3, 2010  09:31 AM ET
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Yet, Tee Martin gave him his win over UFelons and a NC trophy!

I remember Tamaurice. The guy had an absolute cannon, but his accuracy was, er, questionable--aside from that 23 of 25 or whatever day he had against South Carolina.

But if Clint Stoerner doesn't fumble, that '98 team is just another of Fulmer's close-but-not-quite stories.

November 3, 2010  09:34 AM ET
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If you're Minnesota, and you get a chance to take a coach like Fulmer you take it.

Agreed. That's called instant credibility. 152-52 with two SEC titles and an NC is gonna trump just about any other candidate's resume pretty easily.

November 3, 2010  09:36 AM ET

Just so long as he doesn't spend his time trying to "get" the other programs in the conference, heh heh heh. I kidd! I kidd!

November 3, 2010  09:43 AM ET

It's a Vikings town; it would be harder to recruit there.

November 3, 2010  09:46 AM ET

Hey jfgjhf. Die in a fire.

November 3, 2010  09:50 AM ET

Are there Krispy Kremes in Minnesota?

November 3, 2010  09:58 AM ET
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Hunt for Red October.

It was a good movie, but the book was better IMO.

 
November 3, 2010  09:59 AM ET
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LOLD! Walking Tall

I need to go rent that one.

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