The Tennessee Volunteers closed out their season, and Phillip Fulmer’s career as head coach, in style Saturday night by defeating the Kentucky Wildcats 28-10. That win marks 24 straight over the Wildcats, and leaves Fulmer undefeated in the rivalry. It was a great way for the Fulmer era to end.
The Vols struggled early offensively but managed to get into rhythm in the second half. They managed to score 21 points in the second half and rushed for 210 yards. The defense, once again, was spectacular. They held Kentucky to only 193 yards. The team played solid football, they way they should have been playing all season.
The highlight of the night, for me, was when the game ended. Coach Fulmer was carried off the field on the shoulders of his players. It was a very emotional scene. Fulmer leaves behind a legacy at UT that includes a 152-52 record, 2 SEC championships, and the 1998 national title. He will be missed.
Now, I look forward to next year. We’ll have a new coach, and hopefully a winning season. No matter who is at the helm, I am a true Vol fan and always will be. GO VOLS!!!