If you missed the sad news from Knoxville, Johnny Majors has passed at the age of 85.

Unfortunately, Majors is the second Southeastern Conference legend we’ve lost this week following the passing of Pat Dye.

When it comes to the pantheon of all-time great Tennessee coaches, Majors is the coach many go to immediately after naming General Neyland as the greatest coach in school history.

Majors roamed the sideline on Rocky Top from 1977 until 1992 and led Tennessee to three SEC titles and an overall record of 116-62-8. His bowl record at Tennessee was 7-4 and included two Sugar Bowl wins, as well as wins in the Cotton Bowl, Peach Bowl and Citrus Bowl.

Before coming to Tennessee, Majors led Pitt to the 1976 national championship. His all-time coaching record is 185-137-10 in 29 years as a college head coach.

Majors even managed to be enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame during his coaching career, which is an incredible feat. Majors made the CFB Hall of Fame back in 1987.

During his playing career in Knoxville, Majors finished his career as an All-American and finished as the Heisman Trophy runner-up in 1956.

Not long after word of his passing made the rounds, the flood of reactions came pouring in.





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