Phillip Fulmer declines position with University of Tennessee

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Fulmer announced today that he will not be accepting an offer from the University of Tennessee to take a 90-day appointment as a special assistant to President John Petersen. According to an undisclosed source, the decision was based on a simple mix-up regarding salary. “It appears that he misunderstood the salary offer, thinking the 12.5/month was to be in millions rather than thousands. Once this was made clear, he simply decided to pursue other options rather than be insulted with such a low rate of pay.”