Off The Hook’s Monday, Feb. 20 podcast was jam-packed with news related to the Vols over the weekend, starting with another Tennessee basketball loss. Caleb Calhoun and Dave Hooker look into what that mean. A former Vol in the NBA also made news and was the catalyst for multiple segments. The show closed with news surrounding the football investigation and a new commitment.
Tennessee basketball swept by Kentucky
After a win over the No. 1 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide, Tennessee basketball fell 66-54 on the road to the Kentucky Wildcats last Saturday. An article on Off The Hook Sports suggests the Vols have been figured out on offense, but is there anything they can do to correct such an issue this late in the season?
What would happen to Tennessee basketball if Rick Barnes retires
Despite the frustration surrounding Tennessee basketball under Rick Barnes, he isn’t going to be fired. Where would the Vols be next year, though, if he retired? Would they be better off? Is his career at UT already a successful one? Who would they target? Could Bruce Pearl come back? Should they even call Pearl?
Where Grant Williams stands on all-time Tennessee basketball list
Former Vol Grant Williams, now of the Boston Celtics, has just been named vice president of the NBA Players Association. Where does he rank among greatest Tennessee basketball players of all time? Would he be on the all-time starting five despite the competition at his position?
Vols’ most unlikely stars
Mac McClung shocked the world when he won the NBA Slam Dunk contest over the weekend. Who are some parallels on Rocky Top? What former Vols in basketball and football were the most unlikely stars given their recruiting rankings when they arrived at the time? How great did some of them turn out to be?
NCAA investigation into Tennessee football continues
Although the NCAA was supposed to wrap up its investigation into Tennessee football in January, it is still ongoing now in late February. What has delayed it again? Could it be a standoff between the NCAA and the university over how much fault was found with the university? Will this affect sanctions going forward?
In-state DB Marcus Goree Jr. commits to Vols
As reported on over the weekend, Tennessee football received a commitment from in-state defensive back Marcus Goree Jr., the fourth pickup in their 2024 class. What does he bring to Rocky Top? Could he be a surprise pickup despite being a three-star across the board at the moment?