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Sunday provides no rest for weary football coaches

Sunday may belong to the Lord and the NFL, but no one told that to college football coaches. Ivan Maisel spent a day in their shoes and lived to tell the tale.

Updated: October 28, 2006, 12:19 PM ET
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- College football fans may treat Sunday as a day off. The games are done. Sunday belongs to the Lord and to the NFL, and not necessarily in that order.

But for college football coaches, the hardest step is the first one. Sunday is the first day of the seven-day work week.

On the day after an emotional 16-13 victory over archrival Alabama, Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer allowed a peek inside the Neyland-Thompson Sports Center as his staff made the transition from Alabama ...

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