A postseason earthquake hit Tennessee Football Wednesday with the news that Joe Milton III would opt out of the Vols’ Citrus Bowl against the Iowa Hawkeyes, paving the way for Nico Iamaleava. Caleb Calhoun and Dave Hooker continue coverage of that news. They also discuss assistants who made head coaches and UT Basketball. Josh Ward and Ron Slay join the show.
Expectations for Tennessee Football QB Nico Iamaleava
When Tennessee Footnall quarterback Nico Iamaleava takes the field against Iowa Monday in the Citrus Bowl, what type of game should we all expect him to play. Could he potentially go off and kickstart a 2024 Heisman campaign, or will he still look like a true freshman despite being in the system for a year?
Citrus Bowl line moves against Tennessee Football
With the news that Nico Iamaleava would replace Joe Milton III in the Citrus Bowl, the line moved from Tennessee -8.5 against Iowa to Tennessee +6. Given all the hype behind Iamaleava, why did the line move against the Vols? Is it just based on a lack of trust in the unknown, or is there something else?
How a strong bowl can help Nico Iamaleava in 2024
What would a dominant performance in the Citrus Bowl against Iowa do for Tennessee Football and Nico Iamaleava heading into the 2024 season? It could obviously generate offseason hype for a Heisman campaign, but are there other ways the Vols could benefit? Josh Ward joins the show to discuss.
Assistants who made head coaches
Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Todd Monken has turned Lamar Jackson into an MVP candidate, and without him, the Georgia Bulldogs’ two-year national title drought came to an end. Who are other assistants who have made head coaches great at the college level in the past? Does David Cutcliffe fit into that category?
Ron Slay talks UT Basketball, Nico Iamaleava
Former Tennessee Basketball forward Ron Slay joins the show to discuss whether or not the men’s basketball Vols are overrated at No. 6 in the AP Poll and No. 7 in the Coaches Poll. Slay, who was also a highly touted recruit similar to Nico Iamaleava, discusses the expectations for such a player.