A big weekend for Tennessee Football saw the Vols return a key player, lose another and add three commitments while midterm enrollees began practice. Caleb Calhoun and Dave Hooker discuss all of that on Off the Hook Sports’ Monday, Dec. 18 podcast along with the Ole Miss Rebels’ success, UT Basketball and bowl season.
Cooper Mays back, Jaylen Wright gone
On Friday, Tennessee Football running back Jaylen Wright announced he was entering the NFL Draft while offensive lineman Cooper Mays announced his return for his super senior season. Which move was a bigger deal for the Vols? What does this do for UT’s expectations heading into the 2024 season?
Three transfers commit to Tennessee Football
In addition to getting Mays back on Friday, Tennessee Football added a commitment from Notre Dame Fighting Irish transfer tight end Holden Staes. The Vols then added Junior College defensive lineman Jamal Wallace Saturday and MTSU Blue Raiders transfer defensive back Jakobe Thomas Sunday.
Several mid-term enrollees join Tennessee Football
Saturday saw 10 midterm enrollees committed to the 2024 Tennessee Football recruiting class joins the Vols’ bowl practices. Included in that group were five-star wide receiver Mike Matthews and most notably in-state athlete Boo Carter. Does this end all speculation surrounding Carter flipping?
Lane Kiffin, Ole Miss dominate on trail
Ole Miss Rebels head coach Lane Kiffin hit homerun after homerun in the transfer portal this past week, including adding two Tennessee Football transfers in Tyler Baron and Tamarion McDonald. Is he trolling the Vols specifically? Does this make Mississippi a national title contender for 2024?
Bowl season begins
With very little fanfare, the college football bowl season began this past weekend. Is the lack of hype due to the College Football Playoff itself? Will expanding the CFP at least add value to this time of year in December, or would it have more value if the old way of crowning a CFB national champion existed?
Basketball Vols beat N.C. State
Zakai Zeigler had a breakout comeback game Saturday with 20 points, eight assists and four steals in helping Tennessee Basketball beat the N.C. State Wolfpack 79-70 in San Antonio, Texas. Josiah-Jordan James added 23 points and seven rebounds, and Jahmai Mashack added 11 points off the bench.