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Fulmer Not Interested In Minnesota

You can scratch the name Phillip Fulmer from the list of candidates at Minnesota.  Knoxville radio host Jimmy Hyams of WNML-AM/FM has reported that Fulmer told him that the job in Minneapolis was “not a good fit” for the former Tennessee coach.

No kidding.  Fulmer has never coached north of the Mason-Dixon line and trying to rebuild a program amidst traditional powers like Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa and Nebraska doesn’t sound like a good way to start.

Fulmer was reportedly contacted by Minnesota alum Tony Dungy to gauge his interest in the job.  Fulmer would not confirm who spoke to him or how serious the discussions got.

Earlier this week, Fulmer told The Knoxville News Sentinel that a coach could recruit to Minnesota and have success thanks in part to the school’s new facilities.  It’s likely that those comments — as we suggested at the time — had more to do with the coach wanting to be wanted… than actually wanting the Golden Gophers’ job.

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