Jackie Sherrill to serve as honorary Pitt captain Saturday
Former Panthers coach to help celebrate Johnny Majors Classic
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - ESPN.com writer and WVLT contributor Chris Low shared the news today that a former Pittsburgh and SEC coach will be in Knoxville Saturday to help celebrate and honor the late Johnny Majors.
The two teams will also play next season at Pitt. The series has been dubbed the Johnny Majors Classic as a tribute to Majors, who died in June 2020 at the age of 85. Majors served as head coach at both Pitt and Tennessee, including two different stints at Pitt.
Sherrill told Chris Low, “Coach Majors means a lot to both schools, and he means a lot to me.” “He’s the one who started me in coaching, and we remained very tight all the way up to his passing.”
Low says Sherrill will speak to the Pitt team prior to the game. He and Majors coached together for five years at Iowa State (1968-72) and were together for three years at Pitt (1973-75). Saturday’s game kicks off at Noon inside Neyland Stadium. Click on the link below to read more from ESPN’s Chris Low.
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