A monster show for Off The Hook Sports’ Wednesday, May 10 podcast starts with the path for Tennessee football to be back. Caleb Calhoun and Dave Hooker debate multiple aspects of that topic. They also look at where the Vols should play neutral site games, teams without returning quarterbacks and the Big 12 vs. the Pac-12. Drew DeArmont of ESPN Huntsville joins.
What would define Tennessee football as back?
After an 11-2 season and top 10 finish last year, both a first since 2001, many believe Tennessee football has returned to prominence under Josh Heupel. However, that was one year. What type of sustained success must Vols fans see to be able to proclaim them as back for the near future?
Are Auburn, South Carolina roadblocks for Tennessee football?
The Auburn Tigers were just named winners of the transfer portal in this article on 247Sports, and the South Carolina Gamecocks are ahead of the Vols in recruiting for 2024. How much of a threat are these two teams to Tennessee football in the program’s attempt to return to prominence full-time?
Georgia declines invitation to White House
On the heels of their second straight national championship, the Georgia Bulldogs won’t visit The White House this year. What is the reasoning behind this decision. Is it inherently political, or is the trip just overblown anyway? Could it have something to do with the Angel Reese situation and the LSU Tigers women’s basketball program?
Where Tennessee football ranks among teams with new QBs
Many of the top-ranked teams for 2023 don’t return their starting quarterback, including the Georgia Bulldogs, Ohio State Buckeyes and Alabama Crimson Tide. Where does Tennessee football rank among these teams? What type of advantage does it give the Vols that Joe Milton III has starting experience?
Does the Big 12 have the edge over the Pac-12?
Less than two years ago, the Big 12 seemed dead after the news that the Texas Longhorns and Texas A&M Aggies would join the SEC. Now, though, it appears poised to overtake the Pac-12 given the TV media rights. If there’s a third conference that would compete with the Big Ten and SEC, which league will it be?
Drew DeArmond joins
Given the Alabama and Iowa betting scandals, this is becoming a nationwide issue in college athletics. Drew DeArmond of ESPN 977 Huntsville joins the show to discuss how big of a deal this is and which programs in which states have the most to worry about. Could the Vols have this issue soon?