There’s nothing like a future Hall of Famer watching you practice to provide a little motivation.
After last week’s record attendance of more than 99,000 fans at the Ohio State spring game made news, the University of Tennessee is trying to make some of its own.
Super Bowl Champion and 14-time Pro Bowler Peyton Manning will visit his alma mater’s Orange and White spring game Saturday according to the university. The former Volunteer who threw for 89 touchdowns and compiled a 3-1 bowl record from 1994-97, will be on hand to get a glimpse of the 2015 squad.
— GoVolsXtra (@GoVolsXtra) April 21, 2015
According to The Tennessean, Josh Dobbs has been tabbed as the starting quarterback this fall, and will not only have the pressure of trying to impress his coaches, but also one of the greatest quarterbacks of this generation.
Dobbs also apparently is hoping Manning will help the Volunteers break the spring game attendance record. In a plea via Twitter, he asked the Tennessee fans to make the Buckeye’s record stand for only a week.
— Josh Dobbs (@josh_dobbs1) April 21, 2015
Having a guy like Manning there should only help. No word yet if the Papa John’s spokesman will provide free pizza for those in attendance.
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