With the NFL Combine beginning and early predictions for 2023 starting to roll in, plenty of Tennessee football news was on the slate for Off The Hook’s Thursday, March 2 podcast. Caleb Calhoun and Dave Hooker also discussed Tennessee basketball news regarding an injury, and Josh Ward joined the mid-portion of the program.
Tennessee basketball loses Zakai Zeigler to season-ending injury
Vol fans’ worst fears were confirmed Wednesday when it was revealed that the non-contact injury Tennessee basketball guard Zakai Zeigler suffered Tuesday against the Arkansas Razorbacks was a season-ending ACL injury. While this article examines what the Vols can do to offset the injury, this Off The Hook article discusses his emotional leadership. What does it all mean for UT?
Early outlook for Tennessee football in 2023
Brad Crawford of 247Sports has Tennessee football finishing second in the SEC East and facing the Penn State Nittany Lions in the Citrus Bowl for 2023. Would that be an overachievement, an underachievement or meeting expectations for the Vols in Josh Heupel’s third year on the job? When will they be a national contender?
Josh Ward talks Tennessee football
The Sports Animal’s Josh Ward joined to discuss Tennessee football Thursday and what their expectations should be for the year. In light of the Aaron Rodgers drama, they all discussed who the most annoying Vol of all time is, and the names spanned the course of a decade. Were they all fair, or did some of them get a bad rap?
Former Vols at NFL Combine
Seven former Tennessee football players are at the NFL Combine, which began Thursday: Hendon Hooker, Jalin Hyatt, Darnell Wright, Cedric Tillman, Byron Young, Jeremy Banks and Paxton Brooks. Hooker, Hyatt, Wright and Banks were all topics of discussion Thursday given recent articles written about them, most notably Alabama Crimson Tide Will Anderson Jr.’s praise of Wright.