The Tennessee family is mourning on Wednesday as legendary former player and coach Johnny Majors passed away at the age of 85.

Reaction has been pouring in all day, and on Wednesday afternoon, current Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt sent his condolences to the family.

As you can see below, Pruitt adds that he’ll miss Majors’ presence around the Tennessee facilities and the impact he had on the program even in recent years:

“I am deeply saddened by the loss of Coach Majors,” Pruitt’s statement reads. “Not only was he a Hall of Fame player and a legendary football coach, he was a great man, leader and visionary. In my short time at the University of Tennessee, I really enjoyed our conversations about life, football and our shared passion for the Vols. He would light up talking about what football and the University of Tennessee meant to him. I will miss seeing him at our practices and around our building. My condolences and prayers go out to his family, his former teammates, players and coaches and the entire Vol Nation.”

Majors was a 1987 inductee into the College Football Hall of Fame. He went 116-62-8 in his time at Tennessee, winning 3 SEC titles.

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