The CFB Playoff and bowl games are set. Caleb Calhoun and Dave Hooker discuss where Tennessee Football is headed in Off the Hook Sports’ Monday, Dec. 4 podcast while also breaking down the rankings, the SEC Championship game and how UT would fare in that and a controversy involving Peyton Manning and Bud Light.
Citrus Bowl to feature Tennessee Football vs. Iowa
After an 8-4 regular season, Tennessee Football is headed to the Citrus Bowl to face the Hawkeyes, who finished the year 10-3 and Big Ten West champions. This is the first Citrus Bowl appearance for the Vols since 2001, which marked four times in nine years they went to that bowl game. How significant is it for the Vols to reach a postseason game of this prestige?
College Football Playoff rankings revealed
In the most controversial rankings yet, the Texas Longhorns and Alabama Crimson Tide, with one loss each, received bids to the CFP over the Florida State Seminoles, who finished the year undefeated. The Michigan Wolverines and Washington Huskies were No. 1 and No. 2. Did the CFB Playoff committee get it right with these four teams?
How Tennessee Football would play in SEC title
Saturday’s SEC Championship game in which Alabama shocked the Georgia Bulldogs Saturday was an old-school, defensive battle. Tennessee Football won such a game this year with the Texas A&M Aggies. Despite Josh Heupel being an offensive coach, could the Vols win such a physical battle with the best teams in the sport?
Walter Nolen, three Vols enter transfer portal
With the transfer portal officially open, chaos has immediately begun. Tennessee Football lost three players to the portal already: Jack Luttrell, Mo Clipper Jr. and Brandon Turnage. However, Texas A&M Aggies defensive lineman Walter Nolen, from Knoxville, also entered the portal, and the Vols have offered A&M offensive line transfer Remington Strickland.
Peyton Manning under fire for Bud Light ad
Former Tennessee Football quarterback Peyton Manning is receiving backlash for Omaha Productions featuring him and Emmitt Smith in a Bud Light ad. The move appears to be an attempt for the beer company to resurrect its image after the controversial Dylan Mulvaney ad it showed last year. How ridiculous is the outrage directed toward Manning?