Post-NFL Draft and spring practice news continues to surround Tennessee football. The Vols’ appear in multiple post-spring rankings and have players analysts are already begin to analyze for the 2024 NFL Draft. Caleb Calhoun and Dave Hooker discuss these topics along with the Vols’ APR ranking, which could be a problem long-term.
Another state halts gambling on Alabama baseball
New Jersey followed Ohio in banning gambling on Crimson Tide baseball games due to suspicious activity. What is going on in Tuscaloosa, Ala., right now? Is there an even larger issue given what happened with the men’s basketball program and the domestic violence charge against a member of the administration?
Tennessee football out of top 10 in multiple rankings
Post-spring power rankings by Mark Schlabach of ESPN and the preseason post-spring top 25 by Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports both left Tennessee football out of their top 10. Did this have to do with what happened in spring practice or the lack of moves the Vols made in the transfer portal? Could it be related to UT losing Hendon Hooker and a plethora of other players to the pros?
Tennessee football APR near the bottom
With a 946 score each of the past two years and 930 being the minimum to be eligible for postseason play, the Vols’ Academic Progress Rate is near the bottom of the FBS at No. 122. Luckily for UT is that the NCAA has suspended the APR penalties due to COVID and is easing them back in. The LSU Tigers are the only SEC team below them. Is this a concern for the Vols, or is it much ado about nothing?
Josh Ward talks Vols
Per his weekly appearance, Josh Ward joins to talk Tennessee football. With spring practice, the NFL Draft and the future schedule of the College Football Playoff all addressed since last week, there is a lot to talk about on a broad scale as far as it relates to Rocky Top. What’s in store for UT with the offseason kicked into full gear?
Tennessee football SEC Media Days schedule set
The Southeastern Conference has scheduled Tennessee football head coach Josh Heupel for the final day of SEC Media Days. He joins Lane Kiffin of the Ole Miss Rebels and Shane Beamer of the South Carolina Gamecocks. Who among them is most likely to make headlines with what he says?
Joe Milton III named a dark-horse first-round draft pick
Although Hendon Hooker was a third-round NFL Draft pick and he lost his job to Hooker, Tennessee football quarterback Joe Milton III was named a dark-horse first round NFL Draft pick by Blake Brockermeyer of 247Sports. How real is that possibility, and what does he need to do to make that happen?