Following a Tuesday report that former Tennessee Volunteers coach and ingoing College Football Hall of Famer Phil Fulmer has heard from the Arkansas Razorbacks, Matt Hayes of the Sporting News reports Fulmer has some interest in return. But very particular interest.
Source close to Phil Fulmer,Re: Arkansas job: "I think it's possible, but not likely." Fulmer doesn't want interim; wants permanent.— Matt Hayes (@Matt_HayesSN) April 18, 2012
Fulmer has made it clear he wants to get back into coaching since being fired by the Vols in 2008. He hasn't worked for a school besides Tennessee since his year with Vanderbilt in 1979, with that and a four-year stint at Wichita State bookended by lots and lots of time spent with the Vols. His Tennessee teams went 152-52 and won a national title.
Arkansas seems likely to name an interim coach this go-round, and may be wise to next choose a coach who can carry on Bobby Petrino's points-happy tradition, since the Hogs are set up with lots of speed at their offensive skill positions for the time being.