KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee football coach Jeremy Pruitt and athletic director Phillip Fulmer hit the road for the first stop on the Big Orange Caravan on Thursday.
Fans hope its the first of many that will cover many years, as the Vols are in desperate need of stability after a tumultuous run of administrative turnover that has left Fulmer as the only family face on The Hill.
The pair will appear in Chattanooga at the First Tennessee Pavilion from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., ready to spread a positive message about Vols’ athletics.
Fulmer is no stranger to the tour, having appeared on several himself during his years as Tennessee’s football coach from 1992-2008.
For Pruitt, however, it will be a new experience and he will likely do his best to follow Fulmer’s lead.
It’s just one of many ways having Fulmer as an athletic director serve as an advantage to the first-time head coach.
Mike Griffith and WNML’s Josh Ward discuss how Fulmer has changed as a public speaker now that he’s the athletic director, and what the message might be.
The Big Orange Caravan has future stops in Memphis (next Tuesday), Nashville (May 17), Atlanta (May 22) and Kingsport (May 24).
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