By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network
The Smokies Radio Network welcomed in a special guest on Wednesday night, as Tennessee football legend Johnny Majors joined the broadcast during the seventh inning.
Majors first starred for the University of Tennessee as an explosive halfback, twice being named the Southeastern Conference Most Valuable Player and was also an All-America selection in 1956. That year he led Tennessee to the SEC Championship, and finished second in the Heisman Trophy voting.
As a coach, Majors coached at Iowa State and Pittsburgh before he came “marching home” to Tennessee in 1977. In 1976 he led Pittsburgh to the national championship, coaching Heisman Trophy winner Tony Dorsett.
Majors coached the Vols from 1977-1992, leading Tennessee to three SEC championships. Majors also led the famed “Sugar Vols” team in 1985 that won the SEC title and upset second-ranked Miami 35-7 in the Sugar Bowl.
In this interview with Mick Gillispie, Coach Majors discussed his playing and coaching career, as well as made a play-by-play call of J.T. Wise’s three-run homer which you can listen to in the second clip below.