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Tennessee football: Projecting Nico Iamaleava’s career; Byron Young shines at NFL Combine; Fred White joins

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It was all Tennessee football news on Friday’s Off The Hook Sports podcast. Caleb Calhoun and Dave Hooker discussed possible NCAA punishments due to the Jeremy Pruitt violations, an article written questioning Nico Iamaleava and Byron Young’s NFL Draft combine performance. Former Vols defensive back Fred White also joined.

What punishment could Tennessee football face from the NCAA?

Given the fact that the Vols and the NCAA haven’t agreed to a resolution yet stemming from the violations committed under Jeremy Pruitt, are they in danger of a postseason ban? If not, what potential punishments could they face? Does their history of self-imposing sanctions and self-reporting violations dating back to the 1980s help them in any way?

Will Nico Iamaleava live up to the hype for Tennessee football?

Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports wrote an article suggesting that Nico Iamaleava early on isn’t living up to the hype of the $8 million he “allegedly” received in NIL money. How could there already be anything on that, though, with spring practice not having yet started? What does Iamaleava need to do to have a successful career with Tennessee football long-term?

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Fred White talks 2023 Vols

Former Vols safety Fred White made his weekly Friday appearance on the show and talked about Joe Milton III, the outlook for the 2023 Vols and the leadership of the UT teams in the 1990s. He made the case that Milton should enter spring ball as the starter at quarterback because of what he’s done so far, although that doesn’t mean he’ll stay the starter.

Vols at NFL combine

Byron Young shocked the world by running a 4.48 40 at the NFL Draft combine. What does that do for his NFL Draft stock? White stayed on the show to discuss that and also talk about his experiences at the combine, including ridiculous drills he had to do and ridiculous questions different teams asked him.

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