Tennessee ousted first-year athletic director John Currie on Friday morning. By Friday afternoon, it hired former head coach Phillip Fulmer to replace him.
What a surreal day here on Tennessees campus. It was 9 years and 27 days ago to the date that Phillip Fulmer was pushed out as head coach, and now hes back as AD at a time when his alma mater needs him in the worst way.— Chris Low (@ClowESPN) December 1, 2017
Theyre welcoming Phillip Fulmer back on Rocky Top. pic.twitter.com/osWWXOZifK— Chris Low (@ClowESPN) December 1, 2017
Earlier in the day, Brett McMurphy reported Fulmer "sabotaged" Currie's search to replace Butch Jones in effort to install himself as athletic director. Well, it appears the machinations worked.
Fulmer last coached in 2006. He stepped down at Tennessee with a 152–52 record after seven consecutive seasons of at least 3 losses.