Saturday could be a huge day for Tennessee football. College GameDay is on hand in Knoxville as Tennessee will try to knock off Florida for the first time since 2004 when James Wilhoit kicked a 50-yarder through the uprights to give the Vols a dramatic 30-28 win.
It’s no coincidence that ’04 was the last time Tennessee started 3-0 too.
But tonight’s game between the Gators and Vols will be special for other reasons. The school announced this morning that it would be retiring Johnny Majors‘ No. 45 jersey in a pre-game ceremony.
“It is only fitting to honor such a distinguished playing career,” said athletic director Dave Hart in a statement. “Johnny Majors is one of the greatest players in the rich and storied tradition of Tennessee football, and we are proud to bestow this honor upon him.” You can read the entire announcement HERE.
Majors (pictured center, being awesome) obviously had a distinguished career in Knoxville as a player, and later, coach.
But there’s also this:
In TN textbooks, “The Sword In The Stone” is about becoming King by pulling a knife out of Johnny Majors’ back.
— edsbs (@edsbs) September 15, 2012