AUDIO: ESPN's Lee Corso And Texas Coach Mack Brown Of Texas Discuss Tennessee Football And Its Tradition

Sunday, April 21, 2013 - by John Shearer

On Saturday morning prior to the Tennessee Vols' Orange and White intrasquad football game at Neyland Stadium, the East Tennessee Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame presented the Lindsey Nelson Broadcasting Award to Lee Corso of ESPN.

Texas coach Mack Brown, meanwhile, was presented the Robert R. Neyland Award by the Knoxville Quarterback Club for his contribution to collegiate athletics. The award was presented by Bob Neyland Jr., the son of the former coach and a Baylor School alumnus.

The ceremony took place at the Foundry by World's Fair Park in Knoxville, with former coaches Johnny Majors and Phillip Fulmer in attendance. Coach Butch Jones also made an enthusiastic speech at the beginning of the program before leaving to get ready for the spring game activities.

A number of awards were presented, with several Chattanooga area residents among the honorees. Hamilton County Commissioner Tim Boyd was presented a Distinguished Service Award for his volunteer work with the East Ridge High athletic program.

Among the Chattanooga area students presented Scholar-Athlete Awards for maintaining 3.6 grade point averages and being positive role models were: Reed Allison of Cleveland High, Timothy Barnes of Notre Dame, Devin Edward Kersey of Bradley Central, Spencer Mossburg of Silverdale Baptist Academy, Jacob D. Revis of Rhea County, and Landry Taylor of Baylor.

Click here to hear audio of Lee Corso's acceptance speech after receiving the Lindsey Nelson Broadcasting Award. He had been introduced by former UT coach Johnny Majors

Click here to hear audio of Texas coach Mack Brown receiving the General Robert Neyland Trophy.

Click here to hear audio of Lee Corso after he was asked following the program whether he thinks Butch Jones will be a success at Tennessee.

Click here to hear audio of Mack Brown after he was asked if he was a Tennessee fan growing up and whether he was recruited by Tennessee.




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