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Nick Saban retirement: Affect on Vols, SEC; UT Basketball loses

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An earthquake shook the college football world with the news of Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban retiring Wednesday. Caleb Calhoun and Dave Hooker dive fully into how that affects the Vols and the SEC. Tennessee Basketball also warranted coverage. Josh Ward and Ron Slay join the show as well.

Timing of Nick Saban retirement

On Wednesday, Nick Saban made the decision to retire, after the national championship game was played and as the transfer portal window closed. His timing hurts Alabama and is strange given how committed he was on the recruiting trail just last year. What led to his decision to walk away now?

How Nick Saban retirement affects Vols on trail

Tennessee Football is in competition with Alabama for a five-star quarterback and lost out on a four-star in-state receiver to Nick Saban for the 2024 recruiting class. There are three other scholarship players on Bama from the state. In what way does the legend’s retirement affect UT’s personnel when it comes to prospects.

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Which SEC team does Nick Saban retirement affect most

Before Nick Saban retired, the Georgia Bulldogs already had a brewing dynasty with national championships in 2021 and 2022. Tennessee Football was a program on the rise under Josh Heupel, and the LSU Tigers are always there. Who benefits the most from Nick Saban’s decision to walk away? Josh Ward joins to discuss.

Alabama’s next hire

Oregon Ducks head coach Dan Lanning is the favorite to take over as Bama’s head coach. However, who else would be great candidates? Is there a chance Tennessee Football head coach Josh Heupel gets a call? Would he leave the Vols to take that job, or is he in a better position right now?

Nick Saban career ties to Tennessee

With the Michigan State Spartans and LSU Tigers, Nick Saban’s career was springboarded thanks to three huge upset wins. Two were at the expense of Tennessee Football, but one before that altered the Vols’ path to the 1998 national championship when they beat the Florida State Seminoles. Ron Slay joins to discuss.

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UT Basketball loses to MSU

Slay stays on to talk about Tennessee Basketball suffering a 77-72 loss to the Mississippi State Bulldogs on the road Wednesday night. Is this really anything to worry about given the fact that MSU is talented, it was a road game and the Vols got in foul trouble due to horrible officiating?

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