The coaching possibilities for the Kansas head football coaching job are slowly slipping away. Mike Leach, the best possible choice, left for the Pacific Northwest. Larry Fedora is the hotter commodity now among several programs. So what about a guy who has reportedly wanted the job all along? Philip Fulmer won 150 games at Tennessee and KU Sports Tom Keegan writes that he’s still aiming for the job.
“Former Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer is ready, willing and able to whip this fractured football program into shape, according to a Lawrence man who shared a four-bedroom Wichita duplex with Fulmer and two other young men in 1974.
"He told me a little over a week ago, ‘Let ’em know I’m interested,’" said local crop insurance man Rich Jantz. "The guy had a 152-52 record playing in the best conference in America! He wanted the job two years ago, and they hired a guy who was 20-30 in a bad league?"
Fulmer led the Volunteers to a 152-52 record in his coaching tenure there, one that ended in 2008 when replaced by Lane Kiffin. He won the national title in 1998 and finished in the top 10 programs in the country six different times. Even the year before he was fired, Tennessee finished at No. 12.