The transfer portal window has opened, and chaos has entered College Football. Caleb Calhoun and Dave Hooker address some of that with an update on the Tennessee Football offensive line in Off the Hook Sports’ Tuesday, Dec. 5 podcast. They also discuss a UT arrest, the Lady Vols, the Heisman race, All-SEC and the CFP.
James Pearce Jr., Tennessee Football EDGE, arrested
Highly touted Tennessee Football defensive end James Pearce Jr. was arrested during a traffic stop. Pearce is widely regarded as the biggest rising star for the Vols, and this is the third traffic violation for the program within two months. How big of a deal is this for Josh Heupel’s program at the moment?
Three Vols earn All-SEC
Offensive lineman Cooper Mays and running back Jaylen Wright represented Tennessee Football on the AP All-SEC Second Team. Pearce was the only first team player from UT. Rocky Top was seventh among SEC schools in terms of All-SEC talent but managed to finish fifth in the league. What does that say about Josh Heupel’s coaching?
What Tennessee Football OL could look like in 2024
On Monday, Tennessee Football offensive lineman John Campbell Jr. revealed he’s returning, and Addison Nichols announced his entry into the transfer portal. What could the Vols’ offensive line look like in 2024 with Campbell back? Is there a chance they end up returning four starters in that unit?
Heisman race revealed
The 2024 Heisman finalists are out, and they include Jayden Daniels of the LSU Tigers, Michael Penix Jr. of the Washington Huskies, Bo Nix of the Oregon Ducks and Mavin Harrison Jr. of the Ohio State Buckeyes. Who should win the award? Will Tennessee Football quarterback Nico Iamaleava be among them next year?
Lady Vols in trouble
Recently, the Tennessee women’s basketball program lost three of four against ranked teams, and they have fallen to 4-4 on the year. True, they have been without Rickea Jackson, their best player, but this is well below the program standards. Should Kellie Harper be on the hot seat because of this play?
What 12-team CFP would look like
If the 12-team College Football Playoff were moved up to this year, what would it look like? Automatic bids would go to the Michigan Wolverines OR the Washington Huskies, the Texas Longhorns, the Arizona Wildcats, the Florida State Seminoles, the Liberty Flames and the SMU Mustangs. Is that really good for the sport?