Thanks to a late night win over the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns, Tennessee basketball is advancing in March Madness. Off The Hook’s Friday, March 17 podcast features more coverage of that game. Caleb Calhoun and Dave Hooker look ahead to the Duke Blue Devils. Meanwhile, they also discussed the football Vols over/under win total and previewed spring practice.
Tennessee basketball beats Louisiana 58-55
In their opening round of March Madness, Tennessee basketball held on to beat the Ragin’ Cajuns Thursday night. What stood out from the Vols’ win in that game, and what do they need to improve upon heading into the second round? How did they nearly blow an 18-point lead in the second half?
Previewing Tennessee basketball vs. Duke
After their win over Louisiana, No. 4 seed Tennessee basketball will face the No. 5 seed Duke Blue Devils in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Saturday afternoon. Duke blew out the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles Thursday. What do the Vols need to do to win this game?
Over/Under win total set for Tennessee football
FanDuel’s initial over/under regular season win totals for Tennessee football were set at 8.5 Thursday. Why is it so low? Are there any more than four games that the Vols aren’t a sure bet to win? What’s the best play there? Will the line move as more UT fans bet?
What Tennessee football position group will improve the most in 2023?
Lots of position groups had deficiencies for Tennessee football in 2022, most notably the secondary. Others, like linebackers, had their strengths but weren’t consistent. Then there were reliable groups like the running backs who weren’t spectacular. Which of these will be the most improved position group in 2023?
Previewing Vols’ offensive line
Darnell Wright and Jerome Carvin are gone, but Tennessee football has lots of talent returning on the offensive line. What can we expect from this unit in spring practice? Who is the most important returning starter? Which players will fill the voids left by Wright and Carvin.
Josh Heupel’s offense being replicated?
Clemson Tigers quarterback Cade Klubnik invoked the Vols’ offense when discussing new offensive coordinator Garrett Riley’s system. Riley arrived in the offseason from the TCU Horned Frogs, and Klubnik’s point was the tempo. However, can Heupel’s offense be replicated that quickly?