The week is halfway over, and Tennessee Football is almost set to return to SEC play. Caleb Calhoun and Dave Hooker discuss Joe Milton III and the key Vols and Gamecocks when UT faces South Carolina Saturday. Jimmy Hyams joins to discuss crowd noise and the CFP format. Also, Rocky Top added a 2026 commitment, and CFB ratings are way up.
Joe Milton drawing from Cam Newton
After struggling against the Florida Gators, Tennessee Football quarterback Joe Milton III was given Cam Newton highlights to watch, and on the first play of the game against the UTSA Roadrunners, he had an 81-yard touchdown run. Could Milton be the next Cam Newton if he changes his game to focus more on the run?
Key players for Tennessee Football vs. South Carolina
There should be lots of matchup advantages for Tennessee Football when the Vols take the field against the Gamecocks on Saturday, but that was the case last year, and it didn’t stop South Carolina from dominating. Who are the five key players to watch for on each side of the ball in this game?
Jimmy Hyams on crowd noise
Neyland Stadium is notorious loud, and Tennessee Football gets to host South Carolina at night. How much of a factor will that be in throwing Spencer Rattler off his game after Rattler torched the Vols last year. Will UT’s first-down efficiency, if it keeps up, also play a major role in the outcome here?
CFP format not changing
Despite the Pac-12 all but folding, the College Football Playoff is reportedly set to stick with the top six conference champions next year and then six wildcards. Does that make sense given the fact that there’s now really a Power Four? Jimmy Hyams discusses what should be done about the matter.
Athlete commits to Tennessee Football for 2026
Mississippi athlete Sharroid Whitehead committed to the 2026 Tennessee Football recruiting class. What could Josh Heupel and the Vols have possibly seen in a player they offered after just his freshman year of high school? Whitehead hails from the gulf coast and could play quarterback, wide receiver or running back.
CFB Saturday night outdraws NFL Sunday night
According to reports, college football on Saturday night, particularly the Ohio State Buckeyes and Notre Dame Fighting Irish game, drew better ratings than the NFL on Sunday night, which featured the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Las Vegas Raiders. Is this a fluke or part of a trend?