Johnny Majors, former Tennessee and Pitt coach, dies at 85

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Johnny Majors, the coach of Pittsburgh’s 1976 national championship team and a former coach and star player at Tennessee, has died. He was 85.

Majors died Wednesday at home, according to a statement from his wife.

Majors compiled a 185-137-10 record in 29 seasons as a head coach at Iowa State, Pittsburgh and Tennessee. He finished second to Notre Dame’s Paul Hornung in the 1956 Heisman Trophy balloting.

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