Finally! Week 1 is here. After a nice teaser of games last Saturday, the full slate comes. Caleb Calhoun and Dave Hooker preview the Tennessee Football opener while looking back on last weekend’s matchups on Off the Hook Sports’ Monday, Aug. 28 podcast. They also break down the best player on the Vols and what their goal should be vs. Virginia.
Week 0 games encouraging for Tennessee Football
Notre Dame’s 42-3 win over Navy with Sam Hartman proves they didn’t have a great quarterback last year, but he still beat out Tyler Buchner, now at Alabama. That’s good news for Tennessee Football. It also helps the Vols that Vanderbilt doesn’t appear to be as good, and Josh Heupel comparisons to Lincoln Riley when it comes to defense should end.
Who will be the best Tennessee Football player by year’s end?
Joe Milton III enters the year as the starting Tennessee Football quarterback surrounded by lots of questions and lots of hype. Will he be the guy standing out over everybody else on the Vols by the end of the season? If he’s not, is that a big concern for UT, or could a receiver be the standout star?
What’s the goal of Tennessee Football vs. UVA?
When Tennessee Football kicks off the season against the Virginia Cavaliers on Saturday in Nashville, what is the main focus of the Vols? Do they just want to survive, or do they need to make a statement by pouring it on Tony Elliott’s team? How will Josh Heupel approach this game?
Should Tennessee Football play more games in Nashville?
This is the third time since 2002 that Tennessee Football is opening the season in Nashville. They did it against the Wyoming Cowboys that year and then the Bowling Green Falcons in 2015. Should they do more of this for recruiting purposes? Are neutral site locations good or bad for the Vols?
Is this the last year of CFB as we know it?
After this year, college football will enter an era with a 12-team playoff, an 18-team Big Ten, a 16-team Big 12, a 16-team SEC and no Pac-12. Does the signify the end of an era for college football, one that dates back to the early 1900s with the creation of the NCAA? If so, is that good or bad for the sport?
Only one Week 1 top 25 game
The LSU Tigers’ matchup with the Florida State Seminoles is the only Week 1 game featuring two top 25 teams, and it’s not even on Saturday. Does college football need to fix this in the future? Shouldn’t opening weekend feature multiple games with elite programs? What can the sport do?