The Friday before Christmas doesn’t come without a ton of news in the college athletics world, and Tennessee Football is a huge part of that. Caleb Calhoun and Dave Hooker cover Vols transfer additions and losses, UT basketball and a huge honor for Rick Barnes, Michigan and Florida State drama and Joe Milton III. Fred White joins the show as well.
Tulane WR commits to Tennessee Football
Despite a loaded wide receiver room already, Tennessee Football added Tulane Green Wave transfer wide receiver Chris Brazzell II Thursday. Standing at 6’5″, Brazell had over 700 receiving yards as a freshman this past year and is seen as an immediate potential starter who could dictate coverage on the outside. How loaded are the Vols at receiver?
Joe Milton III, Tennessee Football QB status for Citrus Bowl
Despite the news of Joe Milton III practicing with the team, it’s still unclear who Tennessee Football will start at quarterback against the Iowa Hawkeyes. Josh Heupel and his staff have been extremely cagey about the situation. What does this all mean for the Vols over the next week and a half?
Wesley Walker enters portal: Fred White on DB changes
This past year’s starting free safety, Wesley Walker, has entered the transfer portal. Tennessee Football also loses Jaylen McCollough, and six other defensive backs, most notably Tamarion McDonald, entered the portal as well, so the Vols lose every starter in the secondary from the beginning of last year. What should everybody make of all these departures?
Michigan caught in another scandal
On the heels of two suspensions for Jim Harbaugh already this year, the Michigan Wolverines have been notified of another NCAA violation committed during the COVID-19 recruiting period. How big of a deal is this? Should Josh Heupel and other programs just start committing minor infractions since the punishments are never serious?
FSU begins process to leave ACC
Despite the Grant of Rights agreement that is in play until 2036 and no offers from another conference, the Florida State Seminoles board is meeting Friday morning to discuss plans for leaving the ACC. The goal for them is to create a ripple effect that kills the conference anyway. Is this a wise move for them?
Basketball beats Tarleton St.; Rick Barnes a HoF nominee
On Thursday, Rick Barnes was named a first-time nominee for the Naismith Hall of Fame. Later that night, Tennessee Basketball beat the Tarleton State Texans 65-49. What should we make of Barnes and this honor? Is it deserved? How good do the Vols look right now heading into the break?