On a recent episode of the "Head Coach" TV show aired on SportSouth, Tennessee's head football coach spoke warmly of the school he attended as an undergraduate and a grad student, also serving as a student coach, offensive line coach, offensive coordinator and – the past 14 years – head coach.
"The roots are very, very deep here for me at the University of Tennessee – going back to my playing days in the late '60s and early '70s, then as a graduate student for a bit, then back as an assistant coach in 1980," Phillip Fulmer told Head Coach creator and executive producer Doug Malousis. "I think, all told, something like 34 years of my life has been invested in this university.
"That's a lot of years (but I've) got some more years ahead of me (and I'm) looking forward to those."
After a brief pause, the Vol coach added:
"This is a special place."