Breaking news surrounding the Tennessee football staff led Off The Hook’s Wednesday, Feb. 8 podcast. Caleb Calhoun and Dave Hooker dove right in to discuss the Vols’ newest off-field assistant. A look back on UT records and potential 2023 leaders were also a topic of discussion, and Ron Slay joined to discuss UT basketball.
Robert Ayers Jr. hired to Tennessee football staff
Former Vol Robert Ayers Jr., who played at UT from 2004 to 2008 and then spent 10 years in the NFL, was hired as a defensive analyst for Tennessee football. He will be in an off-field role, but as this column on Off The Hook Sports notes, there could be more to this. What does this mean for the Vols and Rodney Garner and the defensive line in particular going forward?
Ron Slay talks Tennessee basketball
On the heels of a loss at the Florida Gators and an ugly win over the Auburn Tigers, Ron Slay joined to discuss the state of the Vols. What can they do to improve their offense, and how much of a concern is that part of the game for them right now? Also, who is an underrated threat in the SEC?
Who will be the next Tennessee football leader?
Omari Thomas will represent the Vols on the SEC football leadership council. With Hendon Hooker and Trevon Flowers gone, who will be new leaders to emerge for Tennessee football this year? Are there current players on the team who were already leaders to a degree last year?
Analyzing Tennessee football records
LeBron James broke Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s all-time NBA scoring record Tuesday night. What are some Tennessee football records that will be tough to break? Also, how many of the Vols’ offensive records that were set last year are more about the system and the changes to the game rather than the players?