Offseason coverage for Tennessee Football continues, as Caleb Calhoun and Dave Hooker discuss two Vols leaving, early national championship odds and Nico Iamaleava on Off the Hook Sports’ Thursday, Jan. 4 podcast. They also break down UT Basketball where the CFB title game should be every year. Josh Ward and Ron Slay join.
Gabe Jeudy-Lally, Dee Williams enter NFL Draft
Two Tennessee Football defensive backs who could have returned for another year are both testing the NFL Draft waters. Vols cornerback Gabe Jeudy-Lally and return specialist Dee Williams revealed on Twitter Tuesday and Wednesday respectively that they are going to enter the NFL Draft. Who is a bigger loss for them?
National title odds for Tennessee Football
FanDuel and BetOnline have released their early national championship odds for 2024. Tennessee Football is tied with the Penn State Nittany Lions for 10th on BetOnline at +2500 and is 16th on FanDuel at +5000. Should the Vols be higher on either of these lists? What about both of them?
Help for Nico Iamaleava
If Nico Iamaleava is going to have success next year with Tennessee Football, he will have to have help. Josh Ward of 99.1 The Sports Animal joins the show to discuss what Iamaleava’s supporting cast did for him in the Vols’ 35-0 Citrus Bowl win over the Iowa Hawkeyes on Monday.
Historic Tennessee Football QB hype
This offseason, Nico Iamaleava will have the most hype of a young Tennessee Football quarterback in years. Who compares to him? What about Joshua Dobbs in 2015, Tyler Bray in 2011, Erik Ainge in 2005, Casey Clausen in 2001 and Peyton Manning in 1995? How does Iamaleava compare? Josh Ward of 99.1 The Sports Animal joins to break it down.
Ron Slay on UT Basketball, Lady Vols
Thursday marks the start of SEC play for the Tennessee Lady Vols basketball program with a trip to the Auburn Tigers, and the men’s Tennessee Basketball team begins SEC play Saturday with a home game against the Ole Miss Rebels. Whose start to conference play is more intriguing? What should we expect from each?
Should Rose Bowl host title game every year?
With this year’s national championship game in Houston and the future CFB Playoff title games being played at a random location every year, will the essence of the college football be properly captures? Should the Rose Bowl host the CFP title game every year? What about alternating among the Rose, Sugar and Orange Bowls?