Saturday, September 5, 2009
All the big names in the house
By ESPN.com staff
Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The turnout has been diverse, to say the least, for Lane Kiffin’s first game at Tennessee.
Former head coaches Phillip Fulmer and John Majors were both scheduled to watch the game from luxury suites. For the record, that would be different luxury suites.
Peyton Manning was also in the house, as Tennessee dedicated the Peyton Manning locker room before the game. Manning pledged $1 million to help renovate the Vols’ football facilities.
Also, George Mooney, who turns 90 in January, made the trip from his home in the West Indies. Mooney was the Vols’ play-by-play announcer before John Ward. Mooney first broadcast Tennessee games in 1952.
And then there’s Super Fan Earl Brown, who’s seen 154 straight Tennessee games without missing one. Brown travels extensively with his job and has been known to make it back from business trips outside the country just to see the Vols play.