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LIVE BLOG @5: ETSU to make an announcement on football program

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5:16 Fulmer tells Kenny Hawkins no coaching candidates have been interviewed yet.

5:13 Fulmer was given a ETSU Tartan tie and hat. "I'll be whatever they need be to be."

5:12 "We need to find the right guy to lead the program," Fulmer said of the search for a future ETSU football coach. He will clearly be an adviser for the program.

5:11 "I've talked to a number of former players. They're excited about this."

5:09 We said, "Coach, we need you." Phil Fulmer accepted the challenge. Unclear what challenge that is

5:06 Former ETSU walk-on Steve Grindstaff has committed a $50,000 gift for ETSU football

5:05 Interim Athletic Director Dr. Dick Sander is now speaking

5:04 "Today's a day I will remember for the rest of my life."

5:01 pm Dr. Noland takes the podium

5:00 pm ETSU President Dr. Brian Noland enters the press conference

4:50 pm Former UT Coach Phil Fulmer arrives at ETSU

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Officials at East Tennessee State University will make some major announcements today regarding the future of its newly restored football program. 

The news conference is scheduled to take place today at 5:00 p.m. in the D.P.Culp University Center.

Today's announcements comes less than a week after the Tennessee Board ofRegents approved a committee's recommendation to bring back the school's football program.  

WJHL is following this story. We'll have a live report from ETSU and the full details from today's press conference beginning on News Channel 11 at 5, 5:30 and 6. 

We will also post the latest updates from today's press conference on our Facebook (www.wjhl.com/facebook) page and Twitter (www.wjhl.com/twitter). 


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