Tennessee managed to keep it close in the 1st half, but they couldn't keep up with 'Bama's talent in the 2nd. As for Fulmer, I've heard a lot of varying opinions on that situation. Some people say that there's no way Tennessee is going to let Fulmer go, at least not after this season. They say Mike Hamilton, UT's athletic director, may not have the guts to fire Fulmer, who has been there as head coach since '93 and has a national championship. And then there's people who say Fulmer is in a world of trouble. I tend to agree with this. If they don't make it to a bowl game this season, I think you might see Fulmer leave. And at 3-5 right now, it's going to be difficult for them to do just that. They have 4 games left, so they'd have to go 3-1 to become bowl eligible, and they still have to go to South Carolina (next week) and to Vanderbilt. I don't see them winning either of those games. They'll probably beat both Wyoming and Kentucky to finish the season with a losing record of 5-7. If that happens, I think Fulmer is in trouble. Because at Tennessee, you're expected to compete for national championships each and every year. You're definitely expected to win the SEC every few seasons, and Fulmer hasn't done that in a long time (not since 1998, their national championship year). And their last BCS bowl appearance was in 2000 in the Fiesta Bowl. Outback Bowls, and Cotton Bowls, and Peach Bowls may be good at a lot of schools through out the nation, but at Tennessee, it's not good enough. Fulmer hasn't delivered in a long time. To add to that, the SEC has seen an infusion of a lot of new coaches over the past few years, and those teams seem to be on top of the SEC right now (Urban Meyer, Nick Saban, Les Miles, even Mark Richt going back to '01). So Tennessee might look at that also and think it's time for a change in Knoxville as well.