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Tennessee basketball loss at Florida; South Carolina football a concern for Vols; Former UT QB who would shine under Josh Heupel

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Caleb Calhoun and Dave Hooker dove in on Tennessee basketball looking awful in a loss Wednesday night and what this says about their March Madness prospects for Off The Hook’s Thursday, Feb. 2 podcast. More football recruiting coverage and a hypothetical surrounding Josh Heupel’s system also made the show.

Tennessee basketball embarrassing in loss

Ranked No. 2 in the nation, Tennessee basketball had another abysmal offensive performance in its 67-54 loss to the Florida Gators on the road Wednesday night. This is the second time over the past six games in which the Vols suffered an upset loss to an unranked team while in the top five themselves because of horrendous offense.

What does this say about their Final Four prospects? This article on Off The Hook suggests they aren’t ready. Is Rick Barnes too old-school with his style of coaching to get his team to make a run in the NCAA Tournament? Could he win a national championship with this style, or has Tennessee basketball maxed out what it can do under him?

South Carolina recruiting haul on National Signing Day concerns Vols

Shane Beamer and the South Carolina Gamecocks made a last-minute push to land five-star tight end Nyckoles Harbor, who everybody thought was going to the Oregon Ducks. He also landed former Tennessee football and Georgia Bulldogs athlete Deangelo Gibbs.

Can the Vols thrive as a program if South Carolina is recruiting at this level? Their win over UT last November is likely why Josh Heupel’s team lost out on Mazeo Bennett and Kam Pringle. Is what happened on National Signing Day another sign of what’s to come?

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Which former Tennessee football QB would thrive under Josh Heupel?

It’s well-documented that Josh Heupel’s offensive system positions quarterbacks to put up insane numbers. With a scheme geared toward players with big arms, a quick release and some mobility, which former Vols signal caller would be the best fit for Heupel?

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