Fear the Pants flash mob at the South Carolina game

UT students organized a "Fear the Pants" flash mob during the Vols' Oct. 29 game against South Carolina. Former UT coach and college football hall-of-famer Johnny Majors makes a cameo. FEAR THE PANTS!

The Vol Historian remembers the days Tennessee students did card tricks every time out at home games.

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voloffaith writes:

Hopefully this will not combine with "Pants On The Ground." On topic, this was flashy and Coach Majors was having fun as well.....Glad everybody's cell phone had the right start time for this "flash" in the past.....

TheSmokyMountainThatRides writes:

i've grown to hate the pants. if we were a better team i'd love em. but i just can't enjoy em.

dtennessee writes:

Majors looked like a drunken old fool. What an embarrassment.

How did this program end up with a lawyer as it's football coach?

CCLC writes:

in response to dtennessee:

Majors looked like a drunken old fool. What an embarrassment.

How did this program end up with a lawyer as it's football coach?

Since you asked ....it's a conspiracy and I have the proof from intercepted text:

"TO: Leadership Committee
The plan is going quite well. Muschamp and Dooley have done outstanding work after our placements into Florida & Tennessee respectively. Our next goal will be Kirby Smart to South Carolina. Will update progress later.

Signed,
Special Agent Russ."

just sayin'

doxie writes:

in response to dtennessee:

Majors looked like a drunken old fool. What an embarrassment.

How did this program end up with a lawyer as it's football coach?

Come on -- Lighten up...

GreerVol22 writes:

look guys, until we gets some players and maybe an offensive coordinator, all we have are the pants. It is what it is so sit back and relax and don't worry too much about the things you can't control.

jobrando#216494 writes:

in response to dtennessee:

Majors looked like a drunken old fool. What an embarrassment.

How did this program end up with a lawyer as it's football coach?

Was not on alcohol. He stopped using years ago

KevDVol writes:

in response to 99ss:

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I nominate s99s for Quote of the Year Award.

He obviously watches the games and cares about the outcome. Yes, I know it is a harmless fun diversion but toothless flash mob slogans will soon reduce us to a bigger joke than we are right now.

Gyno_American writes:

No one fears us at all. The pants, well, they scare me.

shoelessvol#236864 writes:

I liked it!! I really like the fact that Coach Majors who has "given his all" for Tennessee is again back in the limelight. Had the game been better it would have been a really good night!!

TennesseeFab5 writes:

Some of you people need to RELAX! It was meant for fun and that is what it was! Geez.........

westknoxrepub writes:

in response to EllstinLimehouse:

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I like how all the Fulmer lovers who cry about the way Fulmer was fired always seem to forget the way Majors was fired.

VolzsFan writes:

This fanbase cheers for a guy with a horrific record at UT and was an even worse person (Majors), they pulled for a total piece of human debris (Kiffin) and they cursed the guy that took them to a complete new level of success and did it with class, no NCAA issues and loyalty. Thank you Hall of Famer Coach Fulmer. As each day passes it just proves what an unbelievable job you did.

To the rest, enjoy the change you wanted.

VolzsFan writes:

in response to westknoxrepub:

I like how all the Fulmer lovers who cry about the way Fulmer was fired always seem to forget the way Majors was fired.

Difference is Majors SHOULD have been fired but he should have been fired in 1981.

ghost_of_which_doctor (Inactive) writes:

in response to VolzsFan:

Difference is Majors SHOULD have been fired but he should have been fired in 1981.

Oh please, Majors won a national championship in 1976, And you are going to fire him in 1981? He came home and found that the well was dry. The memory of the Sugar Bowl upset over Miami will always be a Vols favorite memory. And if you fire Majors in 1981, we never end up with Fulmer for the 90's. The Majors family gave their all to the University of Tennessee!

revols21 writes:

in response to dtennessee:

Majors looked like a drunken old fool. What an embarrassment.

How did this program end up with a lawyer as it's football coach?

Your post is what is embarrassing!

Since the team cannot provide fun for the students by winning, they showed a little creativity and created their own fun. Where is the harm in that?

Why don't you go on home so you can smack your wife and kick your dog. That's sounds like the kind of person you are!

westknoxrepub writes:

in response to VolzsFan:

Difference is Majors SHOULD have been fired but he should have been fired in 1981.

Why should he have been fired and Fulmer not? Fulmer had just come off his second losing season in four years. . .hadn't won an SEC Title in 10 years. . .Majors was fired four years after his last losing season and three years removed from an SEC Title, oh and people were still coming to games.

Central_IL_Vol writes:

This was the highlight of the evening. It was good to see Coach Majors taking part in this production.

ClemCash writes:

in response to TennesseeFab5:

Some of you people need to RELAX! It was meant for fun and that is what it was! Geez.........

Fun is when you're undefeated in SEC play. Winless in the SEC, on the other hand, is anything but fun.

volpreacher writes:

in response to VolzsFan:

This fanbase cheers for a guy with a horrific record at UT and was an even worse person (Majors), they pulled for a total piece of human debris (Kiffin) and they cursed the guy that took them to a complete new level of success and did it with class, no NCAA issues and loyalty. Thank you Hall of Famer Coach Fulmer. As each day passes it just proves what an unbelievable job you did.

To the rest, enjoy the change you wanted.

He who is without sin, cast the first stone.
I too was happy with what Fulmer did for a while, but it was time for him to go. For all of you who thinks Fulmer is still a great coach, how many offers has he had since getting canned? 0 That's right 0. Get over it. Dooley is doing things right, we had an uphill climb with a depleted roster and we are playing with kids who are basically just out of high school. Some one I don't remember who on one broadcast made the comment that it took 3 years for kids to get physically adapted to college football. Now there are going to be some exceptions, but very few. Vols will be back, but all of you naysayers need to stay gone. You aren't fans. Oh and about Johnny, lay off. Yes he had a problem years ago, but clean now. Back off. Go Vols.

CrankE writes:

Yeah, I'm afraid of the pants. Oh wait, was it supposed to strike fear in opposing teams?

Well then I've got more bad news for you...

volsn3 writes:

in response to VolzsFan:

This fanbase cheers for a guy with a horrific record at UT and was an even worse person (Majors), they pulled for a total piece of human debris (Kiffin) and they cursed the guy that took them to a complete new level of success and did it with class, no NCAA issues and loyalty. Thank you Hall of Famer Coach Fulmer. As each day passes it just proves what an unbelievable job you did.

To the rest, enjoy the change you wanted.

If only he would have changed with the times he would still be there. Just think, thanks to him we are where we are at now. I wish his thinking would have been different. He will be loved by many but questioned by all.

acworthdave writes:

I am embarrassed for all you guys who trash this. What losers you really show yourselves to be! I thought that was great. Majors seemed to enjoy doing it. The kids seem to be having a great time. Oh...the horror!! These kids need to take lessons from the miserable people that get on here every day and spew hatred. No fun is allowed unless we win every game. These kids show much more character, heart and love for the program and the University than you pathetic wimps sitting in your underwear in your momma's basements typing this garbage.

luke255#536431 writes:

in response to volpreacher:

He who is without sin, cast the first stone.
I too was happy with what Fulmer did for a while, but it was time for him to go. For all of you who thinks Fulmer is still a great coach, how many offers has he had since getting canned? 0 That's right 0. Get over it. Dooley is doing things right, we had an uphill climb with a depleted roster and we are playing with kids who are basically just out of high school. Some one I don't remember who on one broadcast made the comment that it took 3 years for kids to get physically adapted to college football. Now there are going to be some exceptions, but very few. Vols will be back, but all of you naysayers need to stay gone. You aren't fans. Oh and about Johnny, lay off. Yes he had a problem years ago, but clean now. Back off. Go Vols.

volpreacher your living in a fantasy world living on dreams and excuses. Nobody is saying we should be undefeated but at least a couple signs of good coaching and coaching the players you have to the HIGHEST level possible! Dooley has nothing in his past but a .500 record at La Tech and a losing record at UT. I'm a vols fan 100% but unlike you I can also use rational thought and common sense.

acworthdave writes:

in response to VolzsFan:

This fanbase cheers for a guy with a horrific record at UT and was an even worse person (Majors), they pulled for a total piece of human debris (Kiffin) and they cursed the guy that took them to a complete new level of success and did it with class, no NCAA issues and loyalty. Thank you Hall of Famer Coach Fulmer. As each day passes it just proves what an unbelievable job you did.

To the rest, enjoy the change you wanted.

Horrific record at UT? I just wrote a long comment about Majors and what he did for the University but what is the point. You Majors haters don't want to hear the truth. All I will say is that I liked both Majors and Fulmer. I respect Majors for building this program up from the ashes to a national contender and I respect Fulmer for getting us to the next level. I wish he could have kept us there but the program slipped back down below where it was when he took over. Let's hope Dooley can build the program back to respectability. We certainly have a long way to go.

jobrando#216494 writes:

in response to acworthdave:

Horrific record at UT? I just wrote a long comment about Majors and what he did for the University but what is the point. You Majors haters don't want to hear the truth. All I will say is that I liked both Majors and Fulmer. I respect Majors for building this program up from the ashes to a national contender and I respect Fulmer for getting us to the next level. I wish he could have kept us there but the program slipped back down below where it was when he took over. Let's hope Dooley can build the program back to respectability. We certainly have a long way to go.

I suppose Coach Fulmer failed to recognize the evolution of the game. I'm more kind to Fulmer now. I sure bashed him starting after 2005. I think history will now respect him. I do think Majors setup Fulmer for success. We are now in a crisis that none of us have experienced. I think by 2014 it will be over.

ROCKYTOPBRAD writes:

I GIVE UP HOPE.

stevefrommemphis writes:

If UT tries any more onside kicks in such questionable situations, I am going to start "fearing the pants."

shipperman#280095 writes:

in response to VolzsFan:

Difference is Majors SHOULD have been fired but he should have been fired in 1981.

And another difference is that Fulmer should have been fired in 2005, and then we could have hired a real coach

TennesseeFab5 writes:

in response to ClemCash:

Fun is when you're undefeated in SEC play. Winless in the SEC, on the other hand, is anything but fun.

If this is your idea of whether you can have fun or not then you have bigger issues than our football team being undefeated in the SEC.

chuckfromwoodbury writes:

in response to VolzsFan:

This fanbase cheers for a guy with a horrific record at UT and was an even worse person (Majors), they pulled for a total piece of human debris (Kiffin) and they cursed the guy that took them to a complete new level of success and did it with class, no NCAA issues and loyalty. Thank you Hall of Famer Coach Fulmer. As each day passes it just proves what an unbelievable job you did.

To the rest, enjoy the change you wanted.

Loyalty, ha! Coach Majors still has phat phil's knife planted firmly between his shoulder blades.

CoverOrange writes:

in response to shipperman#280095:

And another difference is that Fulmer should have been fired in 2005, and then we could have hired a real coach

Not fired but demoted to Head Coach of Recruiting, and Cutcliffe offered the job as HC. I'm really starting to appreciate what Cut did for us in 06 and 07. Chaney doesn't have that.

silentmajority writes:

As far as I can see, there is absolutely nothing to fear involved with those tacky pants. 'Cept maybe fear itself. The featured video serves mostly to demonstrate the juvenile culture that is UT.

I fear that UT's glory days as a football giant are over.

Reminds me of advice my daddy once gave me. "Son, you just are not cut out to play the violin; its too difficult for your limited musical ability. Try the trumpet instead!"

Well, football seems beyond the ability of Coach dooley. He should perhaps try girls' volleyball. At any rate, he should pack up those tacky pants, along with his sombrero-gone-wrong, and go. Somewhere. ANYWHERE but here. UT should pay him the obligatory $3 million severance and get on with educating our kids, sans football.

ghost_of_which_doctor (Inactive) writes:

in response to chuckfromwoodbury:

Loyalty, ha! Coach Majors still has phat phil's knife planted firmly between his shoulder blades.

Yes, AMEN on this one! +10

VolFolks writes:

At least the orange pants seem well made. Did anyone else notice Tennessee's orange jerseys? Not sure where they come from, but all of them looked as if they were half sewn. A terrible look for a struggling team. Perception is reality.

Voluvr writes:

SETTLE down nerds who never played anything and Vandy fans. This wasn't Dooley's idea. Soon we'll start winning and you'll be wearing a pair.

mjq22 writes:

All I read on these messages boards is how great Nick Saban has done at Alabama and how we need to hire someone like him. But using your logic he shoulda never got the job at Alabama. For that matter he shoulda got canned at Michigan State. Here are a few facts. Nick Saban's first four years @ Michigan State 6-5-1 6-6 7-5 6-6. Mack Brown's first 3 years @ Tulane 1-10 4-7 6-6 then first 2 years @ North Carolina 1-10 and 1-10. Gene Chizick @ Iowa St 3-9 and 2-10. Shoulda fired all those bums and wrote them off as horrible coaches they'll never make it in this business. Whatever happened to supporting a coach and going thru some growing pains with them and watching them grow into a great coach. According to most of the post I'm reading "the fire Dooley crowd" ya'll woulda fired Saban, Mac Brown and Gene Chizik in a heartbeat. Of course they have only won 4 of the last 8 National titles between them. Everyone relax take a deep breath and give the man at least 4 years. After 4 years if we haven't shown significant improvement then you will have a legitamite gripe. Until then you sound like ignorant whiners who need to get a life.

budd#207344 writes:

This fan base has the maturity of 12 year old girls. The card section thing was fun and Coach Majors was enjoying himself. Good for the students that they did something like this and good for Johnny that he took part and enjoyed it. Most of you have the stick too far up your *** to enjoy life. It is just a d*** game. Go change your pad.

docwater#225789 writes:

I think whover coordinated the "Fear the Pants" routine should be the new Offensive Coordinator.

jobrando#216494 writes:

in response to Voluvr:

SETTLE down nerds who never played anything and Vandy fans. This wasn't Dooley's idea. Soon we'll start winning and you'll be wearing a pair.

If it does not start this Saturday then even you may have doubts

Classof85 writes:

I'm glad for the people who find the pants thing fun. Whatever floats your boat. Personally, at 3-5 (0-5 SEC) I'm not having fun.

MtJ_Orange writes:

Does anyone know what happened to Channing Fugate? Is he rooming with Smokey?

manoffewwords writes:

in response to dtennessee:

Majors looked like a drunken old fool. What an embarrassment.

How did this program end up with a lawyer as it's football coach?

The comment about John Majors is untrue and silly.

fearthehound writes:

in response to budd#207344:

This fan base has the maturity of 12 year old girls. The card section thing was fun and Coach Majors was enjoying himself. Good for the students that they did something like this and good for Johnny that he took part and enjoyed it. Most of you have the stick too far up your *** to enjoy life. It is just a d*** game. Go change your pad.

Ditto. Always good to have fun, win or lose. I look forward to the time when Phil can get more involved with this type of stuff.

MemphisHog writes:

Perhaps Mama Dooley still shops for Derek and she found those pants on the clearance rack at Wal-Mart. On the bright side, they're perfect for trick-or-treating tonight!

westknoxrepub writes:

in response to CoverOrange:

Not fired but demoted to Head Coach of Recruiting, and Cutcliffe offered the job as HC. I'm really starting to appreciate what Cut did for us in 06 and 07. Chaney doesn't have that.

I dunno, Cutcliffe's record as a head coach isn't the greatest. He won at Ole Miss when he had Eli Manning, but once Eli left, he didn't win anymore. He hasn't had a winning season at Duke either. Cutcliffe also had a more talented roster than Chaney has had the past two years. We probably should have hired Brian Kelly, but even he's not looking great.

DeeBee writes:

Fear the pants, not the offense.

MemphisHog writes:

in response to westknoxrepub:

I dunno, Cutcliffe's record as a head coach isn't the greatest. He won at Ole Miss when he had Eli Manning, but once Eli left, he didn't win anymore. He hasn't had a winning season at Duke either. Cutcliffe also had a more talented roster than Chaney has had the past two years. We probably should have hired Brian Kelly, but even he's not looking great.

I hear the Right Reverend Nutt may be available in a few weeks. Get him while he's hot!!!

boonhower writes:

This reminds me of 2008. That season was so miserable that they actually made looking 1998 highlights at every game not fun anymore. Same with the pants. The pants are great, but the product on the field makes everything, and I mean everything from the pants to the band performances, unfun. (Of course, the band doesn't do itself any favors with stuff like the Wizard of Oz).

SilatGamecock writes:

The Pant could not contain the gameCocks.....

Sorry, be glad you are not Southern Cal.

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