"This will be a big weekend for the kicking game. There'll be a play or two made in the kicking game as there usually is that makes a difference."
"Derrick is going to return punts first," Fulmer said. "Jon will get a chance. I'm trying to work like heck to get Schaeffer in there at some point."
"Jesse and Cody are still listed as questionable and we'll see what they can do," Fulmer said. "They both think they can play. That's what a college football player is supposed to say. We will not put them in if we think it's going to do any further damage. They worked out today, but they're questionable. We've got to be prepared to play without them. If we get them back, that would be a plus."
As for the quarterback saga, Fulmer mentioned Brent Schaeffer can't get discouraged over his lack of playing time.
"Brent's got to force himself to stay focused and not have a pity party for himself," Fulmer said. "I want every player on the team to have success. Erik (Ainge) has had more opportunities and has taken advantage of them. Therefore, he's pulled himself away. Personalities and ego's aren't my concern. My concern is winning a championship."
Finally, Fulmer left no doubt as to just how important this game is. "To me it's the best game in southern football, Tennessee and Alabama."