1992 – 1994
Smokey VII in Service
Although Smokey VII began service in 1992 under head football coach Johnny Majors, he proved too temperamental for a game-day mascot. Smokey VII nipped at the heels of a Pride of the Southland Band tuba player during consecutive runs through the T in 1994. That resulted in Smokey’s retirement under head coach Phillip Fulmer. For the remainder of the season, a dog named Woody, owned by former UT Athletics Director Bob Woodruff, carried out mascot duties.