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Fulmer Talks Leadership, Unity in Letters to Lettermen, Student-Athletes

Phillip Fulmer has wasted no time in trying to live up to his message of unity he preached during his introductory press conference as Tennessee’s athletics director on Friday. On Friday night and Saturday morning, he sent out letters to every UT letterman and every current UT student-athlete asking for patience, leadership, and unification not even 24 hours after accepting the job as Tennessee’s AD.

Fulmer sent out letters to every UT letterman asking for them to “help me unite our Tennessee Volunteers family” and promised “we will be champions again.”

Here’s a screenshot of the letter as shared by C. John Chavis on Twitter:

That wasn’t the only letter Fulmer sent out, however. He also penned a letter to every current student-athlete enrolled at Tennessee.

Our staff writer Will Boling used to be on Tennessee’s track team, and he relayed some of Fulmer’s letter to the student-athletes on Twitter:

For years, it’s been apparent to even those outside the program that things were in disarray behind the scenes in Tennessee’s administration. It never truly seemed like everyone in charge of making decisions at UT was on the same page. And that was all for various reasons throughout the years.

But Fulmer wants unity and leadership not only from Tennessee’s administration, but from the athletes, former athletes, and fans. And if his first 24 hours on the job is any indication, he’s steadfastly determined to make that happen.

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