KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — If it truly was the last game in this storied rivalry for Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer, who could blame him if he burns the tape?
Part of his enduring legacy at Tennessee will be how he turned the tide against Alabama.
Before Saturday night’s 29-9 beatdown at Neyland Stadium, he’d won 11 of his 15 meetings with the Crimson Tide. Never had Alabama won two in a row on his watch as head coach — until Saturday night.
Despite a gallant effort by Tennessee’s defense in the first half, it was a 60-minute reminder of everything that’s wrong with the Vols’ program right now.