Nick Saban and SEC officials are in Washington, D.C., right now to discuss a crucial issue, and Caleb Calhoun and Dave Hooker touch on that for Off The Hook Sports’ Thursday, June 8 podcast. They also dive into how the Super Regional news applies to the College Football Playoff, Tennessee Football position groups, Penn State, Group of Five teams and an all-Vols NFL team. Josh Ward joins.
Josh Ward talks Tennessee Football position groups
The Sports Animal’s Josh Ward of WNML joined to discuss each of the Tennessee Football position groups and rank them based on who he is most confident in for 2023. Which units are of the biggest concern? Is there any defensive unit that is in better shape than one of the offensive units?
How Super Regionals an implication for CFP
Tennessee Baseball not hosting an NCAA Super Regional against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles suggests a lot of politicking by the NCAA. That could be great news for Tennessee Football, though, as the same may happen in the future during the first round of a 12-team College Football Playoff.
Best Group of Five programs for 2023
Who will be the best Group of Five program in 2023, the one to make a New Years Six bowl game? Could Tennessee Football be facing them in the UTSA Roadrunners, or will the Tulane Green Wave get back there? The Cincinnati Bearcats, UCF Knights, Houston Cougars and BYU Cougars are now Power Five, so they aren’t candidates.
Can Penn State reach CFP?
Off The Hook Sports begins its preview of other teams for 2023 with the Penn State Nittany Lions. James Franklin’s team won the Big Ten in 2016 but hasn’t yet reached the College Football Playoff and finished 11-2 last year, losing to the Michigan Wolverines and Ohio State Buckeyes. Can they get over the hump?
Nick Saban, SEC head to Congress for NIL lobbying
Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban joined Southeastern Conference officials in Washington, D.C., Wednesday night to lobby for regulation on name, image and likeness. Is this a good thing for the sport? What are some uniform standards that need to be set going forward?
Win a Super Bowl with just Tennessee Football players
Could an NFL team with only former Tennessee Football players, all in their prime, win a Super Bowl? Is there any single season in which former Vols playing in the league during that time could put together a Super Bowl team? What would be the toughest position to build championship talent at the next level?