Johnny Majors Take on Phil Fulmer
Wow, didn't realize there was such animosity between Fulmer and Majors.
Of course, we all know, Fulmer replaced Majors in the middle of the 1992 season. Majors had heart surgergy during the season. Fulmer replace him, won a couple games; Majors returned; lost 3 straight and was fired and replaced by Fulmer.
There has been plenty of speculation over the years regarding Fulmer's role in putting a knife in Majors' back when he was recovering from heart surgury. Who knows?
But, here's what Majors told the Chattanooga Times Free Press when interviewed last week:
I wouldn’t put myself in comparison with Phillip Fulmer on anything. I’m above that.
When asked about his last year at Tennessee, Majors replied:
You mean the season of my ignominious demise? The season when, while I was recovering from my heart surgery, a few people whom I won’t name were operating on my back.
When asked about what would happen to Fulmer this year:
I’m not going to say what I hear. I’m not going to get into that. I have nothing to offer. I’m not in a supervisory position. But they (Fulmer’s staff) had success early because of the program we left them.
When asked about how Fulmer has survived:
Frankly, I think John Chavis (UT Defensive Coordinator)has saved his job for 10 years.