Saturday marks the end of spring practice for Tennessee football, as the Vols will hold their Orange and White game. Caleb Calhoun previews that and discusses spring games in general in a larger context. Off The Hook’s Friday, April 14 podcast also features coverage of the new recruiting calendar and the transfer portal getting set to reopen.
What to watch for in Tennessee football spring game
The first spring game for Tennessee football since 2021 will take place Saturday, as the Vols didn’t hold one last year. What should fans watch out for in this one? Will Josh Heupel reveal anything that is worth taking seriously heading into the summer?
Should spring game formats change?
Kirby Smart recently floated the idea of schools facing each other during a spring game. Would any changes to spring games be worth it? Is it better to just get rid of them? What about playing in a different location or making a larger event out of it? If teams do face each other, should it be FBS vs. FCS or schools on the same level facing off?
New recruiting rules and impact on Tennessee football
Work/life balance for college football coaches just got easier, as the NCAA approved the new recruiting calendar that would allocate 140 recruiting days for coaches instead of the 168 that had been allocated. Also, there is no longer any cap on the number of official visits allowed. How does this all benefit Tennessee football?
Tennessee football and the transfer portal
On the same day Tennessee football plays its spring game, the transfer portal will reopen and last through April 15. Who should the Vols go after? Which positions will they need to upgrade? Are they going to lose anybody. What school is most relevant to the Vols in the portal?
College Football Playoff vs. NBA Playoffs vs. March Madness
Saturday marks the official start of the first round for the NBA Playoffs, and it’s less than a month after the end of the NCAA Tournament. When the CFB Playoff expands to 12 teams, will it be more like the National Basketball Association postseason or the Big Dance? How will CFP upsets play out?