An underwhelming NFL Draft combine performance by a Tennessee football wide receiver and a basketball loss made for a disappointing opening segment surrounding the Vols on Off The Hook’s Monday, March 6 podcast. Caleb Calhoun and Dave Hooker also discussed the Georgia Bulldogs football program, Nick Saban’s comments on SEC scheduling and a former UT quarterback wrapped in a scandal.
Tennessee basketball falls at Auburn
Rick Barnes’ team closed out the regular season losing six of 10 with a 79-70 loss to the Auburn Tigers Saturday, which also cost them a top four seed in the SEC Tournament. Was that loss anything to be concerned about for Tennessee basketball, or are there larger concerns surrounding the program?
Former Tennessee football receiver Jalin Hyatt’s 40-time
Jalin Hyatt clocked a 4.4 40 at the NFL Draft combine this past week. There’s a reason that’s disappointing news for him. Where does he rank among other former Vols at the combine, including fellow receiver Cedric Tillman, edge rusher Byron Young and the man who threw him those touchdowns last year, Hendon Hooker?
Who should permanent SEC opponents be for Tennessee football?
Nick Saban last Friday complained about the news that the Alabama Crimson Tide’s three permanent SEC opponents could be the LSU Tigers, Auburn Tigers and Tennessee football. That same report, leaked by Ross Dellenger of SI, hinted that the Vols may face Alabama, the South Carolina Gamecocks and Vanderbilt Commodores every year. Are those the right teams?
Former Tennessee football QB caught in XFL scandal
Quinten Dormady, who played for Tennessee football from 2015 to 2017 and started the first five games of 2017, was cut by the Orlando Guardians last week for allegedly sharing plays from his team’s playbook with other teams. He denies it and has been reinstated, but could he have been doing this with the Vols?
Do Georgia Bulldogs have a discipline issue?
An array of arrests over the past year, the most serious of which involves NFL Draft prospect Jalen Carter, is raising the question as to whether or not the Georgia Bulldogs football program has an issue with discipline. Is Kirby Smart handling this situation now, or is Georgia going down a path the Vols once went down?