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Fulmer on Gophers: ‘It’s a place where you can compete’

Yesterday brought word that Minnesota might have an interest in Phillip Fulmer as their next head coach.

Today, brings word that, somewhat unbelievably, the former Tennessee head coach may be willing to reciprocate the reported interest.

While not coming right out and stating that he’s thrown his hat into the Gopher coaching ring, Fulmer seemed to indicate it’s a job with some upside.  And one that, reading into his comments, he may consider if afforded the opportunity.

“Minnesota has great potential, and with its new facilities it’s a place you could recruit to,’” Fulmer told the Knoxville News Sentinel on Tuesday night. “I believe it’s a place where you can compete.”

Fulmer, the paper writes, was non-committal when asked if he has had contact with the school.

It’s understandable why Minnesota would have an interest in Fulmer — 152-52 speaks for itself — but it’s harder to see what’s in this Gophers job for the coach.  Apparently, however, there’s something there Fulmer sees that’s to his liking.  If for nothing more, it keeps his name out there and reminds other schools that he still has a desire to return to coaching.

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2 Responses to “Fulmer on Gophers: ‘It’s a place where you can compete’”
  1. edgy says: Nov 3, 2010 11:49 AM

    1. Better money than being in the booth.

    2. No matter how he does, it’s probably a win-win situation and a boost into a better job.

    3. Recruits might actually buy that he’s going to be around if they believe that he has faith in the program (Instead of the truth that he’d just be waiting for a better off and then boom, like a rat out of an aqueduct).

    4. Gives him a fall back position if LSU dumps Miles and they don’t come calling OR if he wants to play hardball, if they do.

  2. spudvol says: Nov 3, 2010 2:06 PM

    JT- If Fulmer takes the job, use this headline-

    Fulmer Sinks To New Low, Is Gravity To Blame?

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