Fulmer closing in on 100 wins

With wins in each of his next four games, Phillip Fulmer could tie Robert R. Neyland as the fastest UT football coach to post 100 victories.

Neyland needed 120 games to notch 100 wins, going 100-12-8 at the start of his career. Fulmer is 96-20, so he can reach 100 wins in his 120th game if he beats Middle Tennessee State, Florida, Rutgers and Arkansas in the coming weeks.

Should Fulmer accomplish this feat, he and Neyland will share sixth place on the all-time NCAA ''fastest to 100 wins'' list. That list is as follows:

1. Gil Dobie-108 games
2. George Woodruff-109 games
3. Bud Wilkinson-111 games
4. Fielding Yost-114 games
5. Knute Rockne-117 games
6. Bob Neyland-120 games
7. Frank Leahy-121 games
8. Joe Paterno-122 games
8. Barry Switzer-122 games
8. Henry Williams-122 games


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