Tennessee Football – Johnny Majors – GREAT – Joining the VOLS in 1952
Uploaded by TheMemphisSlim on Sep 3, 2010
Johnny Majors from Huntland, TN tried out for the UT Football team weighing 150 pounds. His Father, Shirley Majors his HS Coach,encourage him and then 4 younger brothers all to be Vols. Johnny Majors was the runner-up in 1956 for the Heisman Trophy to Paul Horning, on a loosing Notre Dame team. So much for Northern politics with writers.
Here is a list of the top football stadiums in the country.
Power Ranking All 124 College Football Stadiums
By Alex Callos
When it comes to college football stadiums, for some teams, it is simply not fair. Home-field advantage is a big thing in college football, and some teams have it way more than others.
There are 124 FBS college football teams, and when it comes to the stadiums they play in, they are obviously not all created equal.
There is a monumental difference from the top teams on the list to the bottom teams on the list. Either way, here it is: a complete ranking of the college football stadiums 1-124.
In 1980 I got to attend the Pitt Panthers at Tennessee game in Knoxville. Jackie Sherrill was the Panthers coach and Johnny Majors was the Vols coach. Johnny Majors had been hired away from Arkansas to be the head football coach at Iowa St and his assistants were Larry Lacewell, Jackie Sherrill and Jimmy Johnson.
A few months ago I posted this about Johnny Majors:
Today Johnny Majors spoke at the Little Rock Touchdown Club. Majors told several revealing stories about his time at Arkansas from 1964-1968 when he was an assistant coach under Frank Broyles. One of the funniest stories concerned fellow assistant coach Jim MacKenzie who knew how to play Broyles at times according to Majors.
One such occasion the assistant coaches were being pressed into working long hours by Broyles during a time that Broyles thought he needed to see some progress with the team. Earlier the assistant coaches had been allowed to leave at noon and go fishing or play golf when the razorbacks had been winning almost all their games.
It was in July and Majors and some of the other coaches wanted to go play golf. Coach Broyles came into the room and asked how things were going. Coach MacKenzie asked Broyles what were the shots Broyles had on the first hole on Augusta when he got that 72. Broyles went to the chalk board and erased the plays and began to draw the placement of the ball on the first hole as he outlined the birdie he got .
By the time Broyles recalled the first 5 holes, he put down the chalk and said that it appeared we were all caught up around here and we should go play some golf!!!!
54. Mountaineer Field: West Virginia Mountaineers
Morgantown is a great college town, and even though the stadium only technically seats 60,000, there has been more than 70,000 at a home game before.
For the past 40 years, they have played John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads” at every home game. The fans here are a little rowdier than most other places in the country as well.
While loud is one word to describe the fans, hostile may be an even better adjective. A trip here is certainly a unique experience for anyone.
53. Boone Pickens Stadium: Oklahoma State Cowboys
Boone Pickens Stadium has been around since 1920 and was known as Lewis Field from 1913-1920. The capacity here is right at 60,000, and over the past 10 years, there have been a lot of renovations that have this place up to date.
There is an extremely large student section here, and they are known to hit the stadium walls with large sticks, creating quite a loud environment.
A lot of traditions take place here, from the O-S-U- chant started by a gunshot from Pistol Pete to a wave every time there is a Cowboys touchdown.
52. Lane Stadium: Virginia Tech Hokies
This stadium has more of an old school feel, as nearly all of the fans sit on bleachers in the 66,233-seat facility.
It was built in 1965, and there are a few luxury press boxes that have since been added, but for the most part, this stadium is filled with loud fans sitting on bleachers.
The fans here always show up now matter how good the Hokies are, and they are one of the loudest groups in the ACC.
51. Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium: Oklahoma Sooners
There is a lot of history and tradition as far as this football program goes, and they have an old stadium to go along with that history.
Originally built in 1925, this stadium now seats 82,112 people and is always filled to capacity.
Tailgating here is some of the best in the country, and The Pride of Oklahoma marching band leads fans into the stadium.
This is a true college football experience.
50. Heinz Field: Pittsburgh Panthers
Many people know Heinz Field as being the home of the Pittsburgh Steelers, but this new stadium also plays home to the Pittsburgh Panthers.
Located in downtown Pittsburgh and built in 2001, this stadium seats 65,050 people, and while it is always filled on Sundays, that is not the case every Saturday.
They still do turn out to support their Panthers, particularly when they are winning. With everything fully updated and not a bad seat in the house, this is a great place to watch any type of football game.