College football has come to an end for the 2023-24 season, and it also marks the end of an era. John Adams joins Caleb Calhoun and Dave Hooker to discuss the Michigan Wolverines on Off the Hook Sports’ Tuesday, Jan. 9 podcast, but they also talk Tennessee Football and Jerod Mayo. The basketball Vols and Michael Penix Jr. also made news.
Elite Tennessee Football players
What players on Tennessee Football could be considered elite? Is there a shortage of such talent on the Vols right now? Could Nico Iamaleava already be in that camp? Does anybody else fit the mold for them at the moment? How much impact on this does Heupel’s coaching have? John Adams joins Caleb Calhoun and Dave Hooker to break that down.
Transfer, OL concerns for Tennessee Football
Is Tennessee Football done in the transfer portal? If so, how concerned should Vols fans be about their talent level? In terms of the offensive line specifically, how concerning is it if they don’t have a replacement for Gerald Mincey, who entered the transfer portal last week? Adams remains to discuss.
If Michigan were in SEC
On Monday, the Michigan Wolverines won the national championship by beating the Washington Huskies 34-13, securing their first national championship since 1997. How good would they have been if they were in the SEC this year? Would they have remained in a tier with the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Georgia Bulldogs? Adams stays on to analyze.
Jerod Mayo as head coach?
Former Tennessee Football linebacker Jerod Mayo could be in line to be the New England Patriots’ next head coach. Mayo played for the pats from 2008 to 2015, and he played for UT from 2005 to 2007, switching to middle linebacker his senior year. Is Mayo the smartest Vol since Peyton Manning? Adams, still on, gives his thoughts.
Jeremy Pruitt on Michael Penix Jr.
In an article by Mike Griffith, former Tennessee Football head coach Jeremy Pruitt explained why he pulled Michael Penix Jr.’s scholarship in 2018. Is Pruitt’s reason valid? Did Penix’s play for Washington in the national championship game against Michigan end up validating Pruitt’s decision in the end?
UT Basketball top five
Ranked No. 5 in both polls, Tennessee Basketball joins the Kansas Jayhawks, Purdue Boilermakers and Arizona Wildcats as the only four schools to have a top five ranking each of the past three seasons. UT is one of the best in attendance too. Would the Vols officially be a blue blood with a national title?