Back on the practice field for the third week of preseason, Tennessee Football continues preparations for its opener, which is 17 days away. Caleb Calhoun and Dave Hooker discuss the UT secondary in Off the Hook Sports’ Wednesday, Aug. 16 podcast, along with two players on different top 100 lists. They also dive into College Football Playoff news, recruiting and gambling.
Tennessee Football QB Joe Milton III on two top 100 lists
Only one Tennessee Football player was on the 247Sports and ESPN top 100 lists. Joe Milton III was in the bottom half of both, showing reserved optimism behind him. Which Vol is most likely to get on that list by the end of the year? Will it be a problem if Milton doesn’t make it on there?
Tennessee Football WR Squirrel White’s offseason hype explodes
Bruce Feldman’s annual list of the top 101 freak athletes this year includes Tennessee Football wide receiver Squirrel White. Also, White just inked an NIL deal with Weigel’s. What should be the expectations for him given how much the offseason hype now is behind the slot guy.
What will Tennessee Football look like at DB this year?
It’s no secret that the secondary was the weakest link for Tennessee Football in 2022, and given the tempo the Vols run, it’s never going to be elite. However, what could make the Vols a lot better? Do they have more options at cornerback? Have they found a replacement yet for Trevon Flowers?
CFP format could change
Ross Dellenger is reporting that the College Football Playoff committee meeting later this month is exploring a change to its 12-team format given the collapse of the Pac-12. It was initially the top six conference champions and the top six wildcard teams. What should the new format be?
Missouri embarrasses itself with commit
Eli Drinkwitz and the Missouri Tigers staged an NCAA Tournament style watch party to celebrate when offensive lineman William Nwaneri, a Tennessee Football target, committed earlier this week. Is this one of the most embarrassing things a program has ever done when it comes to the recruiting trail?
Kirk Ferentz comments on Iowa gambling scandal
Iowa Hawkeyes head coach Kirk Ferentz recently highlighted how it’s interesting that Iowa is the only state with criminal investigations into its athletes for illegally gambling. Is this happening elsewhere? Are other states where it’s legal, like Tennessee, covering up for anybody to help their programs?