Postseason play begins Thursday for Tennessee basketball with an SEC Tournament matchup against the Ole Miss Rebels. Caleb Calhoun and Dave Hooker dove into that matchup while also analyzing Nick Saban’s recent complaints and Nico Iamaleava’s potential. They also looked at winners and losers among the former football Vols at the NFL Combine. Josh Ward joined.
Tennessee basketball facing Ole Miss in SEC Tournament
The Ole Miss Rebels beat the South Carolina Gamecocks in the first round of the SEC Tournament Wednesday. Tennessee basketball faces them Thursday. Was that a good matchup for the Vols, or would South Carolina have been a better matchup for them? Did the firing of Kermit Davis impact that at all?
Nick Saban whines
Within the past week, Nick Saban whined about the potential permanent opponents of the Alabama Crimson Tide, the tempo of offenses in college football and the lack of salary cap with NIL money. Are these complaints all directed at Tennessee football. Does this show that he knows the Vols are about to be a major threat in the future?
Josh Ward talks Nick Saban, Tennessee basketball, Nico Iamalaeva
Whining by Nick Saban, Tennessee basketball in the SEC Tournament and Nico Iamaleava’s potential with the football Vols were all topics of conversation when Josh Ward joined the podcast Thursday. Should the Vols throw the conference tournament given how little the selection committee takes it into account?
Winners and losers at the NFL Combine
There were mostly winners but still a couple of losers from Tennessee football at this year’s NFL Draft combine. Who gained the most from the combine? Was Hendon Hooker able to help himself despite not throwing any passes or due to his injury? Which players were the biggest winners?
Meanwhile, Darnell Wright has already drawn comparisons to Chad Clifton, and Jalin Hyatt has drawn comparisons to Alvin Harper and Peerless Price, all from former Vols. How valid are these comparisons? Is Hyatt’s 40-time a concern? Just how great could Wright be at the next level?