KNOXVILLE – Tennessee Coach Phillip Fulmer can read the Southeastern Conference standings as well as anyone.
And though he claims not to pay much attention, he’s well aware that the calls for his ouster grow louder with each painful loss.
During a news conference Tuesday, Fulmer addressed recent speculation about his precarious job security and acknowledged that the Vols’ disappointing season is making his future with the program less certain.
“We’re in the age of instant gratification and what have you done lately. I understand that,” Fulmer said. “Hopefully we can give everyone good encouragement about winning and what we’re going to do in the future, with how we play.”
As it stands, UT is 3-5 overall and 1-4 in the Southeastern Conference. The Vols have lost to their three main rivals this season – Florida, Georgia and Alabama – and another high-profile showdown comes this weekend when UT travels to South Carolina to face longtime nemesis Steve Spurrier.