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I have seen on some other boards that Phil Fulmer is being considered to be the next head coach at UK. I have heard Glover say that his source says its a done deal and he has been told about some of the contract particulars. Matt, have you heard anything about this? Is MB really considering Phil Fulmer? This all can be hogwash but a lot of people are talking about it. Any info would be awesome! Thanks in advance
Not Matt but I believe he may be a fall back choice, kinda like Brooks but with an advantage knowing the SEC. Wouldn't be the best/homerun hire but could be a solid hire if he can get UK in any shape like he did for Tenn in his early tenure, it could work as long as he can win.
Truthfully, I would rather go all out for Butch Jones or Dave Doeren if it really came to that. these guys are younger and seem to run some solid teams
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Yeah if he could win but then again he would not have the resources that he had at UT here at UK. He would need some young, hot shot recrutier to reach out to the kids because most of them were just babies when he won the NC back in '99 (if memory serves me correctly). I think if he could bring in a good OC and DC then he could have some success but it would be hard for me to cheer for a coach that once said that he hated the entire state of Kentucky (or something similar to that).
Very true, that's why I said I would rather go after Butch Jones or Dave Doeren. Both know how to do with less and have success.
Yeah I would like Butch Jones, but I think I would like to have someone with SEC experience and who would be here for the long haul. If Fulmer I could not imagine him staying more than 4 years. I would like to see UK talk to Smart and gauge interest. Jones would be my next call, and then Petrino, then I would call Dykes and other mid major coaches. I would also hope whomever is given the position that they put a call into a great OC like Kingsbury at Texas A&M and get a young DC that would be an awesome recruiter. Only time will tell; I just would want to know something soon so the new coach can salvage a recruiting class for next year.
If we get Fulmer when we could have had Petrino or even a young up and comer, I cannot imagine the backlash from fans. There is NOTHING exciting about Fulmer. But it is in Mitch's comfort zone. So much for making a statement that KY cares about football.
In all honesty, I wouldn't mind Fulmer. He knows how to coach and BUILD an SEC team. He will bring in a top notch staff full of coaches who can recruit their asses off, as well as teach the game of football. In addition, he'll also be able to schmooze the boosters into believing in the program, and get some more money coming into the program. Plus, he has connections all throughout the South. JMO.
Keep Calm & Stoops On..
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I read somewhere, can't remember exactly where at, but they were saying that Rich Rodriguez was atop of MB's list and that MB had a lot of interest in Butch Jones
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