Legendary Tennessee Volunteers head coach Johnny Majors was announced as part of the 2013 ACC Class of Legends on Wednesday.
Majors and the rest of the group being honored will be recognized on December 9 at the ACC championship game in Charlotte, NC.
The Legends will be honored during this year’s Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game weekend. They will be honored at the ACC Night of Legends sponsored by the Belk Bowl on Friday, Dec. 6, and on Dec. 7, during ceremonies at Bank of America Stadium for the 9th Annual Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship, which will be nationally televised with either a 7:45 pm (ESPN) or 8 p.m. (ABC) kickoff.
The honor is an oddity for Majors, because he’s never had an association with the ACC. He’s being honored as the former head coach of the Pittsburgh Panthers.
Majors coached the Panthers from 1973-1976 and 1993-1996. He won a national championship with Pittsburgh in 1976. During Majors’ first stint with Pitt, the school had no conference affiliation. During his second stint they were a member of the Big East.
Pittsburgh is currently in it’s first year as a member of the ACC, which is apparently enough to warrant the inclusion of Majors in the 2013 ACC class of legends, despite never coaching for an ACC team.