Tons of national news hit the stands Tuesday in the world of college football, including two different teams making a major splash for different reasons. Caleb Calhoun and Dave Hooker discuss all of them on Off the Hook’s Wednesday, April 26 podcast along with more NFL Draft news and Tennessee baseball.
College Football Playoff spring meetings underway
Entering the last year of the four-team playoff, the CFP has a lot to begin discussing as they prepare for the 12-team playoff that will take shape in 2024. With the spring meetings lasting Tuesday through Thursday, what will the landscape of college football look like as a result of this event down the road?
Deion Sanders or Lane Kiffin: Who’s more reckless for college football?
When Lane Kiffin took the Tennessee football head coaching job over a decade ago, he made a splash in his one year before bolting for the USC Trojans. Kiffin, now with the Ole Miss Rebels, is still brash, but he’s got competition in Colorado Buffaloes head coach Deion Sanders given what just happened with the transfer portal. Which college football coach is more brash?
Michigan dominates college football in recruiting
The Michigan Wolverines scored two four-stars Tuesday and now have the No. 1 recruiting class nationally. Are they surpassing the Ohio State Buckeyes in terms of being the top team in the Big Ten. Should their recruiting be a concern at all for Tennessee football? If not, which non-SEC school is the Vols’ biggest threat on the trail?
NFL Draft may be politicking with former Vols
Hendon Hooker’s NFL Draft landing spot has ranged from mid-first round to the third round. Is he being used as a smokescreen? What about Darnell Wright, who is considered a top 20 pick but has recently been labeled as not a hard worker by some scouts? How much truth is there to that? Could it just be teams trying to make sure he’s available for them?
Tennessee baseball on a roll
After sweeping the Vanderbilt Commodores last weekend, the baseball Vols dominated the Bellarmine Knights 19-1 Tuesday night. UT is back on track just in time to welcome the Mississippi State Bulldogs to Knoxville for a three-game series beginning on Thursday. Could things be falling into place for them?