Thanksgiving is always a busy time for sports, and it’s no different for the Vols. Men’s basketball is in the midst of the Maui Invitational, and Tennessee Football is getting set for Senior Day against the Vanderbilt Commodores. Caleb Calhoun and Dave Hooker cover those topics along with other Week 13 news in Off the Hook Sports’ Wednesday, Nov. 22 podcast. Jimmy Hyams joins.
Which Tennessee Football seniors can return?
Ahead of Senior Day, Tennessee Football has 17 seniors who can technically come back for another year of eligibility due to the COVID ruling from 2020. Who are those players? How many of them should come back, and how many of them will? Are there any likely transfers among them? What about Keenan Pili, who may be able to get an extra year of eligibility?
Key players for Tennessee Football vs. Vanderbilt
Who will be the key players for the Vols and Commodores when Tennessee Football hosts Vandy on Saturday? Although the Vols are heavy favorites under Josh Heupel, Clark Lea’s team is coming off a bye week, and this is an in-state rivalry game with a lot of history, so it’s not a guarantee that UT just cruises to victory in this one.
Jimmy Hyams talks Vol football and basketball
On the heels of Tennessee Basketball’s tough loss to the Purdue Boilermakers Tuesday and ahead of their Wednesday matchup with the Kansas Jayhawks, Jimmy Hyams joins the show to discuss UT hoops. Hyams also talks about the state of Tennessee Football in Josh Heupel’s third year with their 7-4 record and Vandy coming to town.
Week 13 picks and bets
College football always begins early on Thanksgiving, as big games kick off immediately on that day. All 14 SEC teams are playing, including four against ACC schools, and there are two other top 25 games, so there are at least 11 games for us to pick this week plus a few more in our best bets. What’s the easiest way to make money in the final week of the regular season?
Prop bets for Tennessee Football vs. Vanderbilt
In addition to bets for every SEC and top 25 game, what are the best bets to make within the game between Tennessee Football and the Commodores? This is a difficult call to make because it’s hard to know how quickly the Vols will put this game away, even if they’re able to do that at all. Which players will shine for UT?