Tennessee athletic director candidates: 13 potential Phillip Fulmer replacements

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee chancellor Donde Plowman was clear in her message on Monday.

Even though finding a new football coach is the more pressing opening, the Vols will hire his boss first.

“I realize many people would prefer we make those hires in the opposite order, but I hope everyone will accept the judgment that this is the way for us to have the long-term success we all want for now and for the long term,” Plowman said. “We feel a profound sense of responsibility to get this right.”

So for now, Tennessee’s search to replace Jeremy Pruitt as head coach waits while the search for an athletic director to replace the retiring Phillip Fulmer takes center stage. Who might the university hire?

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