We’re halfway through the week before kickoff starts for the Third Saturday in October, and Caleb Calhoun and Dave Hooker spend Off the Hook Sports’ Wednesday, Oct. 18 podcast previewing Tennessee Football at the Alabama Crimson Tide. They talk key players and series history. Basketball Vols and South Carolina football also made news. Jimmy Hyams joins.
Jaylen Wright draws INSANE comparison
UT running backs coach Jerry Mack invoked the name Walter Payton when discussing Tennessee Football tailback Jaylen Wright Tuesday. Although he has been by far the best rusher for the Vols this season, that’s an insane comparison. Was Mack just getting caught up, or is he on to something?
Key players for Tennessee Football at Alabama
Given the fact that both teams like to play defense and ball control, Tennessee Football and Alabama are actually pretty evenly matched. Who are the key Vols and Crimson Tide that will make a difference in this game? Does Bama playing at home affect who the most important players in the matchup will be?
Can Joe Milton III beat Alabama?
Jimmy Hyams joins the show to discuss a column he wrote about Tennessee Football quarterback Joe Milton III and whether or not the Vols can beat the Crimson Tide with him as the signal-caller. Is it possible for them to win if he plays like he has been playing? Will he be able to step his game up?
History favors Tennessee Football at Alabama
After last year’s thrilling win over the Crimson Tide, Tennessee Football has history on its side when it visits Nick Saban’s team on Saturday. This is a series of streaks, and there are numerous parallels to the 1983 game between UT and Bama. Does that give Rocky Top a legitimate chance to win this game?
Coaches, politicians killing South Carolina football
In just this week alone, South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Shane Beamer threw his players under the bus after losing at the Florida Gators and broke his foot kicking something in frustration after the loss. Clemson Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney threw fans over the bus. South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham complained about NIL.
Two Vols earn Basketball All-SEC; UT picked to win league
Preseason All-SEC teams for men’s basketball came out Tuesday, and Tennessee Basketball guard Santiago Vescovi earned First Team while Zakai Zeigler, coming off an injury, earned second team. Meanwhile, the Vols were picked to win the league overall. What does this say about the program?