Bobby Majors: An All American Tale

By HOV Staff | 2019-11-05 | 57:24
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Picture Day Preview of your 1971 Tennessee Volunteers, voiced by the one and only Gus Manning

John Ward's recap of the 1971 season begins with a tease of Jim Maxwell's heroics later in the fall. This is followed by highlights of Tennessee's 20-13 victory over Florida in Gainesville.

Highlights of Tennessee's 38-3 victory of Tulsa in Knoxville on October 30th, 1971

Highlights of Tennessee's 10-7 victory over Mississippi State in Memphis on October 23rd, 1971

Tennessee vs. Penn State 1971 Highlights

Bobby Majors Highlights Against Penn State 1971




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Elizabeth Majors, Defensive Back Bobby Majors #44 of the Tennessee Volunteers, and Shirley Majors at Majors Day during the game between the Tennessee Volunteers and the Penn State Nittany Lions at Neyland Stadium



Joe Majors, Defensive Back Bobby Majors #44 of the Tennessee Volunteers, Elizabeth Majors, Shirley Majors, Bobo Majors, Mark Majors, Shirley Ann Majors, John Majors, and Larry Majors at Majors Day during the game between the Tennessee Volunteers and the Penn State Nittany Lions at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville



Bobby Majors #44 of the Tennessee Volunteers during the game between the Tennessee Volunteers and the Florida Gators at Neyland Stadium



1971



Auburn



Alabama



Georgia Tech



Penn State



Fan tries to steal the football



More of the Ball thief



1971 Roster



1971 Roster



1971 Roster



1971 Roster



Scene from Vanderbilt game



Conrad Graham vs Penn State



Curt Watson



George Hunt



Haskel Stanback



Jim Maxwell... aka Hunt's holder



Flying Jackie Walker



Jackie Walker and Bobby Majors vs. Alabama



Bobby Majors and Curt Watson at the Tennessee Football Banquet in Knoxville


Bobby Majors: An All American Tale

By HOV Staff / 2019-11-05 / 57:24

In 1971 Bobby Majors was selected to the All America team. In that season's final regular season game against Penn State, he proved the selection was no mistake! This episode tells the story of Bobby's greatest game, and one of Tennessee's greatest teams.

Jeff Powell: Roaring Down the Greensward!

By HOV Staff / 2019-10-25 / 64:18

Before Tennessee began its historic 1985 championship season, it was loaded with quality running backs. Keith Davis, Charles Wilson, Pete Panuska, William Howard and Big Sam Henderson were just some of the veteran backs who would be counted on. Nowhere in the preseason media guide was there any mention of a walk-on named Jeff Powell. In spite of his low profile Jeff Powell would go on to be remembered for one of the all time great runs in Tennessee football history when he came"roaring down the greensward of the super dome" in the 1986 Sugar Bowl against the Miami Hurricanes. This episode tells Jeff's fascinating story with interviews by him, his coach Doug Mathews, with archival sound from John Ward and Johnny Majors.

Part 2: When Johnny Comes Marching Home

By HOV Staff / 2019-10-11 / 52:15

The conclusion of our two-part look at Johnny Majors' debut season on Rocky Top. This episode of "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" spotlights the final six games of 1977 which launched the success in future years of the Johnny Majors era. Guests in this second episode include Pat Ryan, Pert Jenkins, Eddy Powers and long-time staffer Bill Higdon. Listeners will hear directly from Johnny Majors about an incident he claims was the closest he's come to being killed, and it happened on the way to Florida field! And as always there's plenty of play by play from the games as called by the legendary broadcast team of John Ward and Bill Anderson!

Part 1: When Johnny Comes Marching Home

By HOV Staff / 2019-10-04 / 53:33

The first of 10 episodes in the podcast's debut season is titled "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" and spotlights the first year of the Johnny Majors era, Tennessee's 1977 campaign. Guests in the first episode include Pat Ryan, Pert Jenkins, Eddy Powers and Larry Seivers along with former UT coaches Majors and Bill Battle.