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Goodbye coach Fulmer

It is a sad day today in college football, especially for many University of Tennessee fans, I being one. Today83180019KC007_TENNESSEE_V_V Coach Phillip Fulmer coached his last game as the head football coach at Tennessee. He has basically been forced out of the position he has held for 17 seasons. Coach Fulmer’s accomplishments include an NCAA Football National Championship in 1998, and a 150-51 coaching record. That is just shy of winning 75% percent of his games as the head coach at Tennessee. It is the third highest winning percentage in active coaches with at least ten years of experience. Coach Fulmer has been on the sidelines for UT for 422 games, dating back to 1968. That is all together 35 seasons as a player, student assistant, offensive line coach, offensive coordinator, and head coach. A truly amazing, and devoted man to the University of Tennessee family. The whole story by ESPN can be found here.

Today coach Fulmer ran out of the locker room and through the “T” with his players for the last time. I wonder if he is thinking about the disappointing season this year? I wonder if he is focused on the game at hand against their border state rival Kentucky? If I know him, he is. The coach is indeed going out a winner.

The final score tells the tale. Kentucky 10, Tennessee 28. Goodbye coach. We love you.


Men of the scarlet and gray 2.0

Beenie Wells runs against Michigan

A new year, different score, but same result. Final score: UM 7 – OSU 42. The Buckeyes seem to have reached the domination number over the Wolverines this time ’round. It’s now five in a row against our very old rivals UM. You know, that school up north. This is the first time in history either team has won that many in a row over the other in this, the oldest of rivalries. The picture above is one of Beenie Wells’ long runs against the Michigan defense today.

One last little tid bit. At the end of the game today the television camera focused on the OSU Marching Band playing in front of the players before heading to the locker room and someone had unfurled a rather large banner that read: “Rich Rodriguez, Welcome to the Big Ten”. I loved it. If I find a picture of it I will post it here.

Again that final score: UM 7 – OSU 42


Men of the scarlet and gray….

This is a picture of Chris Wells, running back of “The Ohio State University” Buckeyes out running the Michigan defense to the end zone to finish off the Wolverines in the game played this past Saturday. Final score for anyone who might have been out of the country this weekend … OSU 14, and UM 3.

In the last seven or eight years OSU has had Michigan’s number. I think it is the coaching of Jim Tressel the Buckeyes head coach that has made the difference. Since coming to Ohio State from Youngstown State in 2001, Tressel has only lost to Michigan once. He has also brought one National Championship in 2002 and nearly another last year. Even with the surprise loss to unranked Illinois last week this years team still has a slim chance to go to the National Championship game and redeem themselves of last year.

Update: I heard on the radio this morning that Lloyd Carr the head coach of the University of Michigan football program has stepped down to pursue retirement. I just wanted to say that even though I am the furthest thing from a UM fan that you will ever find, I do respect Lloyd Carr and his coaching abilities. He is a great coach and if he ever decides to coach again I only hope he will choose a team I can root for. 🙂 I wish him God speed and God’s blessings in his endeavors out side of football.

Go Bucks!!!!


Way to go Buckeyes

Final score: Buckeyes 34 Notre Dame 20. That says it all.