Majors to speak at Quarterback Club

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Staff Report

The second meeting of the Selma Quarterback Club kicks off Monday, Sept. 17 with former coaching and playing great Johnny Majors as guest speaker.

Majors is the former football coach at the University of Tennessee (1977-92) and the University of Pittsburgh (’73-76, ’93-96).

Email newsletter signup

He led the Panthers to a national title and an undefeated record in 1976.

An alumnus of Tennessee, Majors finished second in the Heisman Trophy voting while playing for the Volunteers in 1956.

“Frankly, I think he’s going to be a great speaker,” club captain Menzo Driskill said. “This is going to be his first time in Selma. I’ve talked to him two or three times on the phone, and he sounds like a pretty dynamite guy. He was the coach that Phillip Fulmer replaced, so we’re going to look forward to hearing him speak about that.”

Driskill expected Monday’s event to be the first big meeting of the year. The club will have more than 220 members, with more likely on the way.

“I think we still may get a few more on board,” Driskill said. “That just helps us to raise money for scholarships. We’re going to have a more than outstanding speaker. There will be rib eye steaks with all the trimmings. We’ll also have our poor pickers, door prizes and all the usual stuff.”

The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Selma Convention Center.