Fulmer makes appearance at Tennessee practice


Tue Sep 24, 11:07 PM UTC

Tennessee has received a pep talk from former coach Phillip Fulmer as it attempts to end a two-game skid.

Fulmer attended a Tennessee practice Tuesday for the first time since he stopped coaching the Volunteers after the 2008 season. Tennessee coach Butch Jones said Fulmer spoke to the team and added that ``to have him back, I think, meant a lot to everyone.''

Fulmer, who was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame last year, lettered as an offensive guard at Tennessee from 1969-71. He coached Tennessee to a 1998 national championship and went 152-52-1 at his alma mater before getting fired in 2008.

Tennessee (2-2) hosts South Alabama (2-1) on Saturday.