More hype for Tennessee football leads the show for Off The Hook Sports’ Thursday, May 18 podcast. Caleb Calhoun and Dave Hooker discuss Josh Heupels rising stock and new plans for the Vols Knoxville. They also dive into Caleb Love’s decommitment after transferring and touch on Victor Wambanyama. Josh Ward joins.
Josh Heupel’s rank among CFB head coaches
After an 11-2 season and top 10 finish his second year on the job, Tennessee football head coach Josh Heupel shot up the CBS Sports ranking of Power Five head coaches from No. 33 o No. 16. Was that too big of a jump, or should Heupel actually be ranked higher given what he did in such a short amount of time after taking over such a disastrous program?
Tennessee football and basketball entertainment district
Plans for an entertainment district stretching from the South End Zone of Neyland Stadium to Thompson-Boling Arena were unveiled by the University of Tennessee Wednesday. This compares to LA Live and the Atlanta Braves baseball stadium and surrounding area. What type of impact will this have on Tennessee football recruiting going forward?
Josh Ward talks Tennessee football schedule, NIL
The Sports Animal’s Josh Ward joins the show to talk the 2023 Tennessee football schedule and break down the toughest teams on the slate based on an article he wrote for Off The Hook Sports here. He also discusses NIL and how the players have all the leverage in negotiations.
Caleb Love decommits from Michigan
North Carolina Tar Heels basketball transfer Caleb Love has now decommitted from the Michigan Wolverines. With NIL and the transfer portal wide open, is this going to be more common going forward for college athletics? Does Tennessee basketball have a chance at the elite combo guard?
Who is the biggest bust from high school to SEC?
Victor Wambanyama is considered a can’t-miss NBA Draft prospect for 2023, similar to LeBron James back in the day and Hakeem Olajuwon. Who were some SEC football recruits that had the same level of hype out of high school but turned out to be busts? Did Tennessee football have any?