For the first time since 2001, the Tennessee Vols baseball team scored a College World Series victory. Caleb Calhoun and Dave Hooker touch on that along with a Peyton Manning controversy from the event. Off The Hook Sports’ Tuesday, June 20 podcast also looks at the UT athletic budget, the Florida Gators continued recruiting success and an all-time Tennessee Football coaching staff.
Tennessee Vols beat Stanford in CWS
On Monday, the Tennessee Vols baseball team rallied from a 4-0 deficit to beat the Cardinal 6-4 for the program’s first College World Series win in nearly a quarter century. UT now has a rematch with the LSU Tigers Tuesday night in a win-or-go-home game. LSU beat them last Saturday 6-3.
Florida Gators recruiting haul continues
After a huge weekend of recruiting that called for us to discuss what Billy Napier’s program was doing Monday, the Florida Gators continued their success on the trail later that day with three more commitments. UF now has a top three class for 2024 across the board. Will this last, or is it a temporary shot in the arm?
Tennessee Vols athletics budget in bottom half of SEC
Last week’s report on the finances of public college athletic programs revealed that the Tennessee Vols were down at No. 18 for 2022 with $154.6 million generated in revenue. UT operated at a deficit, but that’s not as much a concern since they added on projects put on hold during COVID. More concerning is the revenue being in the bottom half of the SEC, down at No. 8.
All-time Tennessee Vols football coaching staff
For this rendition of Smokey Hot Takes, we look at what an all-time Tennessee Vols football coaching staff would be. This builds a full staff of just people who have coached the football program throughout its history. Would a staff of all-time assistants and head coaches look different than just a staff of all-time head coaches?