Willingham and Fulmer out at end of season

November 4, 2008 · Filed Under Football · Comment 

Last week or so it came out that the University of Washington was releasing Tyrone Willingham at the end of the season. Yesterday Phillip Fulmer went in front of everyone and announced that the he was going to go along with the University of Tennessee’s wishes and will leave as their head football coach. Fulmer is in the midst of a second consecutive rough season and it will be the last at his alma mater. In the summer he signed a new contract that has a $6 Million buyout clause.

Someone speculated that, albeit quite far fetched, that Fulmer could go to Auburn, Sylvester Croom could take over in Tennessee and Tubberville could go to Mississippi State. I don’t put much stock into this rumor but crazier things have happened. Such is the life of a football coach in the SEC. Could this be the Saban effect? Come into a team that has underperformed and in two season be challenging for the SEC title and a possible National Title.

We will have to wait to see who will replace Fulmer at Tennessee.

Tommy Bowden out, Dabo Swinney in at Clemson

October 13, 2008 · Filed Under Football, News · Comment 

Former University of Alabama walk-on player, graduate assistant and coach as well as wide receivers/assistant coach at Clemson, Dabo Swinney, has been named interim head coach at Clemson after it was announced that Tommy Bowden had been ousted as head coach six games into the 2008 football season.

Swinney was one of the candidates for the USA Head Coach position before Joey Jones was chosen to be the Jags first head coach.