As spring practice continues, Tennessee football is making news on the recruiting trail. Caleb Calhoun and Dave Hooker discuss another Vols prospect while also looking at potential recruiting changes. A beef between SEC coaches, a top 10 list excluding UT and Rocky Top’s College Football Playoff chances also both made news.
College football recruiting changes
Pete Thamel has reported proposed changes to the college football recruiting calendar. Many are to accommodate the early signing period, but some are to help improve the work/life balance for college coaches, which has gotten out of hand. Are these changes good for the sport and the coaches’ well-being?
Tennessee football atmosphere left off top 10 list
Neyland Stadium somehow was all the way down at No. 11 on the list of stadiums with the best atmosphere by Sam Marsdale of 247Sports. Which stadiums were ahead of it? How could anybody have it so low after seeing Tennessee football against the Alabama Crimson Tide and the thrill of that game last year?
CFP chances for Tennessee football
An article by Heather Dinich of ESPN listed Tennessee football as one of three teams that could make their first College Football Playoff this year. The USC Trojans and Penn State Nittany Lions were the other two. Who among those three is most likely to make the CFB Playoff?
Jimbo Fisher vs. Lane Kiffin
Texas A&M Aggies head coach Jimbo Fisher has made more headlines by saying that everybody runs the same plays and it all comes down to execution. Lane Kiffin tweeted out his objection to that quote with the link to the article on it. Is Fisher blame deflecting? Who would be a better coach: Fisher or Phillip Fulmer?
Tennessee football recruiting another quarterback
Despite all the hype behind Nico Iamaleava, Tennessee football is targeting four-star quarterback Jake Merklinger in the 2024 recruiting class. Is this a red flag, or is it par for the course since Joe Milton III will be gone after this year? An article on Off The Hook Sports addresses the situation.