Final preparations are underway for the Johnny Majors Classic as Tennessee football held its normal Thursday morning workout prior to its scheduled “Fast Friday” practice. The Volunteers (1-0) and Pitt (1-0) square off at noon ET Saturday in Neyland Stadium.
“Our guys are excited, and we’ve had a great week of preparation,” Tennessee head coach Josh Heupel said. “I like the mindset, the mentality and the effort they have shown up until this point. We have to finish it off the right way in the next 48 hours to give yourself a chance to play as clean as you can and play with great effort.”
VFL Bobby Majors, brother of the late Johnny Majors and a consensus All-American in 1971, will serve as a guest captain for the Volunteers during the coin toss. Heupel spoke to Bobby on Thursday morning about the festive occasion.
“Earlier today I got a chance to talk to Bobby (Majors),” Heupel said. “Looking forward to having him here and being able to celebrate the Johnny Majors Classic, recognizing him, his family, his efforts and what they meant to Tennessee football. (I am) excited to have him here this weekend to be a part of our coin toss and that celebration.”