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Phillip Fulmer Has Issued A Letter To Tennessee Fans

Tennessee fans cheer in support during a game.

KNOXVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 16: Fans have painted their bodies in support of the University of Tennessee Volunteers during the game against the University of Florida Gators on September 16, 2006 at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. The Gators won 21-20. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Jeremy Pruitt and the Tennessee Volunteers are attempting to salvage their season. The Volunteers are a miserable 2-5 so far.

Folks in Knoxville are staying optimistic, though. Two more losses and the team will not be eligible for a bowl game. But the school feels the team has been progressing well over the course of the season.

Now, athletic director Phillip Fulmer is pulling out all the stops to try and get the football team a win on Saturday. This time, he's turning to all Tennessee fans to come out and support the team on Saturday.

Here's an excerpt of Fulmer's letter he sent to his team's fans:

"I am extremely energized and optimistic about our football team after watching the improvement on the field over the last few weeks," Fulmer said, via "I hope you're as fired up as I am about the five games left on our schedule. Three of those games—against South Carolina, UAB and Vanderbilt—take place at home. That's three more opportunities for our fans to make a major statement in Neyland Stadium."

You can find the rest of Fulmer's letter below.

Tennessee will have to withstand a dangerous South Carolina squad on Saturday.

Fulmer is hoping Volunteers fans will show up and be loud, hopefully providing an extra advantage this weekend.