September 18, 1991

On This Date in in 1991 the NCAA placed Tennessee on two years probation for football recruiting violations. When the Tennessee coaching staff called the players together and tried to explain what probation was and how it was going to affect them, most of the players just laughed and asked who Coach Fulmer’s probation officer was and would he be required to wear an ankle monitor. When his coaching staff became concerned over the players’ nonchalance toward the NCAA probation, Fulmer told them that they weren’t recruiting choirboys, but the biggest and meanest sons of bitches they could put a helmet on and thus began the Fulmer Cup Era of college football.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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