Happy Friday! Tennessee Football is a day away from kicking off at the Alabama Crimson Tide. Caleb Calhoun and Dave Hooker preview the game on Off the Hook Sports’ Friday, Oct. 20 podcast while looking back on the series history and discussing its potential impact on Nick Saban. They also talk Joe Milton III, prop bets and sign stealing. Fred White joins.
What is plaguing Joe Milton III?
After generating a lot of preseason hype given his play in the Orange Bowl, Tennessee Football quarterback Joe Milton III has failed to live up to expectations so far this year. Why is he struggling? Was the hype behind him unjustified from the start? Does he have another level he can get to?
Alabama and Tennessee Football series history
This is the 106th meeting between Tennessee Football and Alabama and the 95th since they began playing annually in 1928 (with the exception of 1943 due to World War II). However, the series has largely been inconsequential for the past 70 years. That’s what makes this game unique.
Could Tennessee Football send Nick Saban into retirement?
If Tennessee Football beats Alabama on Saturday, it’ll be the second straight year the Tide finish the regular season with two losses and will assure they also miss out on the College Football Playoff for a second straight year. Would such a result drive head coach Nick Saban to retire after this year?
Keys for Tennessee Football at Alabama
By far the biggest advantage for Tennessee Football at Alabama is the Vols’ pass rush and the fact that the Tide can’t protect Jalen Milroe. However, UT has quarterback issues, and they have struggled on the road dating back to last year. Taking that into account, which factors will weigh more heavily in this one?
Prop bets for Tennessee Football at Alabama
How many yards will each quarterback throw for when Tennessee Football visits the Crimson Tide on Saturday? What will the first quarter score be? Who will end up leading everybody in rushing? These are the best gambling moves to make for when these two teams face off this weekend.
Michigan sign stealing scandal
The Michigan Wolverines are reportedly under investigation for illegal sign stealing. They have allegedly sent scouts to other stadiums to study teams, which is apparently an NCAA violation. How big of a deal is this for Jim Harbaugh, who was already suspended for other violations for four games this year? Is sign stealing really even an issue?