Fulmer on board as ETSU football officially on its way back
JOHNSON CITY - "We're going to do this the right way. We're starting a team from the ground up." With those words from President Dr.
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#1 Apr 3, 2013
In the interviews Fulmer seemed to backpedal from any representation about his role or title. They seemed to settle on "consultant" and then Dr Noland introduced the title "advisor." Perhaps head cheerleader. Noland also added that his Fulmer's salary was not 6 figures.
Regqardless of pay or committment a part-time Fulmer is a big plus. And competition is good for the University. But the concern some of the posters posted about the past programs are well founded. Failure to recruit local players. Coverups of criminal misdoings by local legal eagles.(Something the basketball team is involved in that right now and frankly it destroyed the season.) To add insult to injury the employee that uncovered the recent illegal activity was fired i.e, kill the messenger. Not good in my opinion.
As far as 4,000 fans per game average there are high school teams that draw better. Why the lack of support when students receive complimentary tickets? I went to ETSU in those days and most of the players were "student athletes" and representated the school well. The bad ones insured lack of support from the student body and the community at large. Better and local recruiting would have prevented the problem, but apparently there was zero priority with the coaching staff or administration.
#2 Apr 3, 2013
The Dome was just an awful venue. Dark and depressing. A nice play to play, coupled with students and the community perhaps finally appreciating having a football team, and you might see some real spirit.
Getting Fulmer on board -- in any capacity -- is a big boost. Just his name being associated with the announcement got ETSU media exposure that it wouldn't have gotten otherwise.
#3 Apr 3, 2013
Doesn't matter if they got Fulmer on board or not....Football failed the first time and it will fail this time too. end of story.
#4 Apr 13, 2013
It is all about leadership. There are hundreds of eligible players in TN who don't otherwise have a chance to play football, who, under strong leadrship, will represent ETSU well and all can benefit. If South Alabama can do it, so can East Tennessee!!!!!!!!
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