Um, yeah, like the others have said, Pearl's style the last 2 years has been beyond boring. So, Climer (once again) makes an unvalid point.
And since when did Mike Hamilton become a "lame-duck" athletic director. Chancellor Cheek just recently came out and said Hamilton is our athletic director and there are no plans otherwise. Please stop trying to run Hamilton out of town and replace him with Fulmer, which would be your dream come true.
I've been accused repeatedly of taking up for Hamilton. I have also been accused of being anti-Fulmer. Thanks for showing that I call this one down the middle. 'Cause if folks see it both ways, it proves I'm being objective.
And if you think Cheek's statements supporting Hamilton put him on solid ground, you obviously weren't paying attention when Cheek and Hamilton spent 6 months telling Bruce Pearl that he was on solid ground.
Hamilton remains in a pinch and we at MrSEC.com believe he will be gone after Tennessee's NCAA hearings in June. At the same time -- as we've written previously -- we feel that Hamilton has been a scapegoat in some respects for everything that has gone wrong at Tennessee.
And for the record, while Fulmer would be welcomed back by a number of UT powerbrokers, we can't help but think that Tennessee would be dividing its fanbase once more if it eventually tries to hire Fulmer as athletic director... a position he's told friends that he IS interested in.