Vols players, coaches prep for 'different' season with reduced Neyland Stadium crowds

Staff file photo by C.B. Schmelter / There will be fewer fans in attendance at SEC football games this season, including at Tennessee's Neyland Stadium.
photo Staff photo by C.B. Schmelter / A sparse Neyland Stadium crowd watches the waning stages of Tennessee's 47-21 loss to Florida in 2018. Due to the distancing guidelines stemming from the coronavirus, small crowds will be the norm for the 2020 season.

The 1955 Tennessee Volunteers under first-year football coach Bowden Wyatt posted a 6-3-1 record that included 20-0 blankings of Alabama in Birmingham and Florida in Gainesville.

Junior tailback Johnny Majors was the Southeastern Conference's player of the year and the unquestioned star of the 1955 Vols, who played before an average crowd of 24,990 at Shields-Watkins Field.