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Fulmer chooses not to accept UT position

Updated: December 12, 2008, 4:25 PM ET
Associated Press

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Former Tennessee football coach Phillip Fulmer has chosen not to accept a position as a special assistant to university president John Petersen, the university announced Friday.

On Monday, Petersen said that Fulmer -- who is being paid $6 million over the next four years for the buyout of his coaching contract -- was being hired for three months with a privately funded salary of $37,500 to assist with fundraising and outreach efforts.

He also would have received ...

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