''Obviously, everybody in this profession (coaching) understands how volatile it can be,'' Fulmer said. ''Buzz certainly understood that. The thing that's hard on everybody -- Buzz, his family, the administration and everybody -- is when there's families involved.
''Buzz is a great friend -- a dear friend -- and we all wish the very best for him. We wish it could've worked out for him to stay. It didn't. The administration certainly knows a lot more about it than any of us. They have their reasons why. You go on. Life goes on.''
Phillip Fulmer said he spoke with Peterson earlier this morning, and that the outgoing coach seemed to be doing OK.
''He'll be just fine,'' Fulmer said. ''You hate it because it's tough on his family and it's tough on the Volunteer family.''