Two guests, more recruiting news and a look back on a pivotal moment in Tennessee football history were all part of Off The Hook’s podcast for Friday, Jan. 27. Caleb Calhoun and Dave Hooker had a jam-packed show that began with taking shots at certain SEC programs.
SEC programs that can’t win a national championship
With the Texas Longhorns and Oklahoma Sooners set to join the SEC, what are the programs that can never win a national championship no matter who walks in as head coach? That number could get up to roughly half the league, and it’s not just the Vanderbilt Commodores and Kentucky Wildcats.
Brandon Marcello talks college football
247Sports reporter Brandon Marcello joined the program to discuss an array of college football topics, including the incompetence of certain programs on the heels of the Florida Gators’ NIL disaster and how Josh Heupel and Brian Kelly compare to each other. He also touched on SEC programs that can’t win a title.
Caleb Jarreau talks Tennessee football recruiting, transfer portal
Tennessee football has an array of visitors coming this weekend. Caleb Jarreau joined the show to discuss who will be on Rocky Top and what the Vols chances are of landing those prospects. 247Sports’ reranking of prospects also made it into the show.
In addition to recruiting, the Vols are in the running for Ole Miss Rebels transfer defensive back Davison Igbinosun. Jarreau discussed UT’s chances of landing him and if Texas A&M Aggies defensive lineman Walter Nolen’s cryptic Instagram story Thursday suggests he’s entering the portal.
Two-year anniversary of Tennessee football hiring Josh Heupel
Friday, Jan. 27 marks two years to the date that Tennessee football introduced Josh Heupel as its next head coach. What was the reaction at the time, and how surprising has Heupel’s success been? Has he overachieved, underachieved or done what was expected?