"I don't know how close he (Sears) is to playing," Fulmer said. "He thinks he can play. He should be better by Saturday. I like him being there with us anyway. He's a tough guy and good encouragement."
Fulmer added Haralson was "pretty close" to being able to play. Turk McBride would most likely get the start if Haralson is unable to give it a go.
"Those three will all share time," Fulmer said. The quarterback situation hasn't been brought up much over the course of the last few days. For the first time this week, Fulmer said he thought Erik Ainge would get the starting nod over Brent Schaeffer.
"Erik will probably start," Fulmer said. "Both of them will play. Those two youngsters are going to have to do a great job of handling the noise."
Defensively, Fulmer laughed a question off about the vaunted prowler package.
"We look like we're prowling all the time trying to find the right place to line up," Fulmer said.
As far as being close to a two-touchdown underdog, Fulmer offered up his thoughts on why the Bulldogs are the favorites.
„They had a really big win over a good team and we got beat by a good team so I guess that made the difference," Fulmer said. "I hope we‚re a tough minded football team," Fulmer said. "We've taken great pride in the fact we've won a lot of close games. We haven't been as physically gifted the last couple of years as we have been in the past. We haven't lost our tough mindedness. I think we have a pretty tough minded staff and a pretty tough minded program. We've typically fought back pretty well."