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October 12, 1990 | From Associated Press
Three players on the No. 5 Tennessee football team were suspended indefinitely today after allegations they sexually assaulted a female student in the athletic dormitory. Coach Johnny Majors identified the three players as starting defensive end Kacy Rodgers, reserve linebacker Dewayne Dotson and reserve running back Keith Jeter. Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Phil Scheurer said the complaint was filed this morning alleging that the sexual assault took place sometime between 10:30 p.m.
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November 26, 1996 | From Staff and Wire Reports
And the coaching changes just keep on coming . . . In the latest round of college football coaching dismissals Monday, Dan Henning resigned at scandal-plagued Boston College, Johnny Majors quit at Pittsburgh and Jerry Pettibone followed suit at Oregon State. Maryland's Mark Duffner and Southern Methodist's Tom Rossley were fired. With two weeks left in the regular season, 20 of 111 Division I-A coaches have resigned, retired or been fired.
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May 31, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Football Coach Johnny Majors of Tennessee was listed in good condition after undergoing angioplasty at at a Memphis hospital to relieve chest pains.
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December 12, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
It worked so well once, why not try it again 20 years later? So went the thinking of University of Pittsburgh officials Friday when they hired Johnny Majors to resuscitate their football program. Majors, recently forced out at the University of Tennessee, signed a coaching contract exactly one week before the 20-year anniversary of his initial hiring by the Panthers, on Dec. 18, 1972.
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September 21, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Johnny Majors, University of Tennessee coach, will resume his job today, less than one month after undergoing heart bypass surgery. Majors, 57, said he expects to coach the team against Cincinnati next Saturday from the press box. The Volunteers have gone 3-0 under interim Coach Phil Fulmer.
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December 11, 1992 | From Associated Press
The University of Pittsburgh scheduled a news conference for this morning amid disclosures that a deal was near to bring Johnny Majors back as Pitt's football coach. Majors and Athletic Director Oval Jaynes reportedly were negotiating money and other details of a four-year contract on Thursday. Majors, 57, who coached Pitt to three bowl-game appearances and a national championship from 1973-76, recently was forced out after 16 years at Tennessee.
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December 5, 1992 | From Associated Press
Johnny Majors, the football coach at Tennessee who is leaving his alma mater after 16 seasons under a $600,000 contract buyout, said Friday he would not coach the 17th-ranked Volunteers in the Hall of Fame Bowl on New Year's Day against Boston College. "I have decided to step aside and give up my coaching responsibilities," Majors said after a team meeting. Majors said he did not want his situation "to be a distraction to the team in its preparations for a very tough game."
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November 30, 1992 | From Associated Press
Tennessee named offensive coordinator Phillip Fulmer as its new coach Sunday night, replacing Johnny Majors, whose contract was bought out after 16 seasons. Fulmer, 42, played at Tennessee for Doug Dickey, now the athletic director, and has been on Majors' staff since 1980, serving as offensive coordinator since 1989. Majors, whose contract was bought out on Nov.
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November 14, 1992 | From Associated Press
The Johnny Majors era at Tennessee is over. In a sudden and complex reversal of fortune, Majors announced Friday that he is resigning as coach of Tennessee after this season. "Since I have not been given the opportunity by the UT administration to remain as head football coach past this current season, I am, effective Dec. 31st, 1992, relinquishing all my duties connected with the University of Tennessee," Majors said in a brief but aggressive resignation statement.
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November 13, 1992 | Associated Press
The Johnny Majors era at Tennessee is almost over, the Knoxville News-Sentinel reported in today's editions. The newspaper said an agreement has been reached for the university to buy out the remaining two years of Majors' contract, bringing an abrupt and surprising end to Majors' 16-year tenure at his alma mater.
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October 4, 1992 | From Associated Press
Johnny Majors came back, Tennessee moved on and Louisiana State fell another notch Saturday night. No. 7-ranked Tennessee unleashed its powerful offense, rolling up 412 yards but its lowest point total of the year in a 20-0 victory over LSU at Baton Rouge, La. "There's a lot of difference in winning and losing, and I am certainly very happy about this victory because it was hard earned," Majors said.
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