1985 Tennessee Volunteers Football Team - Before The Season

Before The Season

The 1984 Tennessee squad had managed a 7-4-1 record, ending with a narrow 28-27 loss to Maryland in the Sun Bowl. While they had defeated rival Alabama 28-27, they lost important games to Auburn and Florida, and had been upset by Kentucky.

Prior to the 1985 season, long-time athletic director Bob Woodruff (1916–2001) announced his retirement. Head coach Johnny Majors expressed interest in serving as both coach and athletic director, but the university hired former coach Doug Dickey.

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