Former Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer can officially say he’s had a Hall of Fame career. As you’ve probably read by now, Fulmer was one of three coaches inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame earlier today. It’s a great honor for a deserving person.
That said, Fulmer’s coaching days may not be over. Rumored to have been in contact with Arkansas for a brief time following the dismissal of Bobby Petrino, Fulmer told 104.5 The Zone that he would have “jumped all over” the Razorbacks gig had it been offered to him.
Instead, it went to former assistant John L. Smith, who has agreed to a 10-month contract to guide the BCS-ready Razorbacks through the 2012 season. After that? Athletic director Jeff Long says all options will be evaluated, but one would have to believe Smith is a candidate already.
If Long goes in another direction, though, expect Fulmer’s name to appear in the rumor mill once again.