"We have a hallway that goes right in front of the dressing room, all the way to the weight room," said Johnson. "We're planning to have a timeline of Vanderbilt football up on the wall. We're going to have trophies in cases.
"We're going to have the names of every player that's ever served as one of Vanderbilt's captains down the side of the hall. We should have that finished in a couple of weeks."
Most SEC schools have heritage centers for football and other sports to showcase the great players and teams from the past. Though Vanderbilt recently added a Hall of Champions for basketball as part of the $25 million Memorial Gymnasium renovation, it has not previously had such a showcase for football.
The Corridor of Champions comes on the heels of renovations to the football locker room, also located in McGugin Center; a renovated football-only weight room that opened in 2002; and a $2.5 million outdoor football practice complex, featuring a state-of-the-art AstroPlay field, which also opened in 2002.
"These are changes that I think our players can see," said Johnson. "I think they can see that there's commitment from our administration.
"All this is going on at a time when nobody is really fired up financially. Everybody's watching every dollar, but we still have had those things done."
The Corridor of Captains will become a centerpiece for recruiting, Johnson said, and upon its completion fans will be able to tour it on weekdays when McGugin Center is open to the public. However, the hall will likely be closed to the public on gamedays, for security reasons.