Very little has been mentioned about the Vols’ strengths outside of Joe Milton III and their receivers. Caleb Calhoun and Dave Hooker touch on that in Off The Hook sports’ Wednesday, May 31 podcast along with an analyst preferring another SEC East team to Tennessee Football, a legend’s son in the transfer portal and Josh Heupel compared to another coach.
Experience an underrated factor for Tennessee Football
In a recent article by Brad Crawford of 247Sports looking at insider information for every SEC team, the talk of Tennessee Football beyond Joe Milton III and the receivers was experience. Of its 22 starters on offense and defense this year, UT could field 18 seniors. They also expect to start a senior place kicker.
Barrett Sallee higher on South Carolina than Tennessee Football
Last week, Barrett Sallee of CBS Sports said the South Carolina Gamecocks are a bigger threat to the Georgia Bulldogs in the SEC East than Tennessee Football. Sallee said he trusts Spencer Rattler and Shane Beamer but doesn’t trust Joe Milton III. Does he have a point given what happened at the end of last year?
Tee Martin’s son enters transfer portal
Miami Hurricanes quarterback Kaden Martin, the son of legendary Tennessee Football quarterback Tee Martin, announced on Twitter Tuesday that he would be entering the transfer portal. With Navy Shuler, the son of Heath Shuler, already on UT’s roster, should the Vols pursue Martin as well?
Josh Heupel vs. Lincoln Riley
In 2015, Lincoln Riley replaced Josh Heupel as the Oklahoma Sooners’ offense coordinator. Now, Heupel leads Tennessee Football, and Riley leads the USC Trojans. They run the same style of offense, but who runs it better? Which coach is better positioned to win a national championship first?
Brian Kelly, Kirby Smart show up Nick Saban
Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban recently complained about his team’s three permanent opponents if the SEC moves to a nine-game schedule, mentioning the LSU Tigers. This week, LSU head coach Brian Kelly said he would love to play Alabama every year, and Georgia Bulldogs head coach Kirby Smart called the scheduling debate overrated. Why are they showing up Nick Saban?
Tennessee baseball, softball postseason news
This week, Tennessee softball is getting set for the Women’s College World Series while Tennessee baseball is set for an NCAA Regional, one in which they won’t host. Which is a bigger story? How big of a deal is it that the Vols are one of four programs to make the football, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball and softball postseasons?