'Energized and optimistic' Phillip Fulmer encourages Vol Nation to fill Neyland Stadium
Looking to “make Neyland shake again,” Tennessee Athletics Director Phillip Fulmer wrote a letter to Vol Nation to encourage fans to fill up Neyland Stadium.
The Vols play host to South Carolina this week, and then close out the home schedule with UAB and Vanderbilt and Fulmer and coach Jeremy Pruitt look forward to capitalizing on the home-field advantage.
“I am extremely energized and optimistic about our football team after watching the improvement on the field over the last few weeks,” Fulmer said in the letter. “I hope you’re as fired up as I am about the five games left on our schedule.”
Pruitt at his Monday press conference noted how the crowd conditions can help the football team.
“We have played three really physical games against good opponents in a row. We have to get ready to play another one,” he said. “Neyland (Stadium) has been really an electric atmosphere this whole season. I know it will be again Saturday and it will be a huge advantage for us. We are excited about the opportunity to come back and play at home in front of a great crowd.”
Fulmer wrote that he loves the marketing slogan, “It’s not Neyland without you,” and that it rings true in a very impactful way.
“I get chills thinking back to the first half of our game against Georgia two weeks ago,” he wrote. “That is how Neyland is supposed to feel.”
Tickets still remain for Saturday’s showdown with the Gamecocks, which is set to kick off at 4 p.m. ET.