Auburn's Tommy Tuberville and Tennessee's Phillip Fulmer could soon be joining millions of Americans on the unemployment line. Let's start with Kevin Scarbinsky of the Birmingham News, who writes this about Auburn's 25-22 home loss to Arkansas:
"For the third time in its last four visits, Tuberville's home-state team walked into his house and made itself at home. To make matters worse, Tuberville's one-time would-be successor, running an offense that resembled an F-18 compared to Auburn's paper airplane, demonstrated what the Jetgate gang saw in Petrino in the first place.
"It's impossible to see Tuberville's future clearly as 4-3 Auburn sinks slowly in the West, but history proves it's not premature to question it.
"At the moment, it's just a hunch, but I smell jet fuel."
As for Fulmer, the situation has gone from bad to worse. His team managed all of one rushing yard in a 26-14 loss at Georgia. Ron Higgins of the Memphis Commercial Appeal sends this dagger in the direction of Knoxville:
"So here's a question for Tennessee athletic director Mike Hamilton and all the Vols' deep-pocket boosters. How long does this mess have to go on before you realize that Phillip Fulmer isn't going to raise this sunken ship from the bottom of the SEC East?"
Higgins adds: "It's becoming increasingly clear that the school needs to offer Fulmer his $6 million buyout, but he didn't sound after Saturday's game as if quitting is in his vocabulary."