The national college football notebook …Steve Spurrier coaching Tennessee? The ol’ ball coach has spent much of his career tormenting the Vols, but if Phillip Fulmer does get pushed out in Knoxville, you can bet Spurrier, who grew up in Tennessee, will be rumored as a replacement.
There’s little Tennessee can do to salvage this season. With a 29-2 loss to Alabama, the Vols (3-5, 1-3 SEC) have failed to beat their three top rivals and still have several tough SEC opponents left to face.
Their chances of becoming bowl eligible are diminishing, and coach Phillip Fulmer’s job security is more in danger than ever with the lack of a big-time win this season.
“We’re in a battle from top to bottom,” Fulmer said. “Right now, I’m more concerned about our football team and winning four games, getting ourselves bowl eligible and finishing up the season as good as we possibly can.”