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Bruce Pearl, Johnny Majors, James Berry and Jesse Mahelona to be honored Saturday

Emotions will be running high tomorrow at Neyland Stadium, even in pregame and at halftime.

  • One of the men with the closest ties to the University of Tennessee's proud football tradition, former player and head coach Johnny Majors will return to Neyland Stadium to be honored as one of this week's Legends of the Game before the kickoff.  You can count Coach Majors' on-field appearances at Neyland since his departure in 1992 on one hand, but credit Lane Kiffin and Mike Hamilton for reintroducing him to the program during the offseason, and Johnny should get the standing ovation he deserves.  Attack, attack, attack.  Always attack.
  • Joining Coach Majors on the field in pregame will be James Berry, ex-Vol captain and father of that one guy in the secondary.  Berry is chatting live at at 1:30 EDT today.
  • Bruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuce Pearl and family will be honored for winning the gold medal for the United States in the World Maccabiah Games earlier this year.  Press release from
  • A tribute to the late Jesse Maholena is in the works as well.  Phillip Fulmer spoke of his memories of Maholena Mahelona this week: 

"Jesse and I had a special bond from the beginning of the recruiting process, and especially after he made dinner for me in my recruiting trip to see him," Fulmer said. "Living with some guys in an apartment, Jesse shopped, prepared and cooked a native Hawaiian dish for me when I went to the home visit. It was incredibly good, and the fact that he had done it all himself was a wonderful gesture of his maturity and feelings."  

The Jesse Maholena Mahelona Trust has been established to help support Maholena's family.

Tickets are still available.  You should be there.