Recruiting season is underway for Tennessee Football, and Caleb Calhoun and Dave Hooker dive into that on Off the Hook Sports’ Friday, Jan. 19 podcast. A former UT offensive lineman’s shot at the Vols also warranted coverage as did the Ohio State Buckeyes, Alabama Crimson Tide, Texas Longhorns and Jerod Mayo.
First Junior Day set for Tennessee Football
This weekend marks the first Junior Day of the spring semester for Tennessee Football, in which the Vols will host numerous prospects. Many of them, to be fair, are actually seniors, and some are in the transfer portal, so this isn’t just about adding players for the 2025 recruiting class. How does Alabama transfer offensive lineman Kadyn Proctor factor into this?
Gerald Mincey takes shot at Tennessee Football on Twitter
Former Tennessee Football offensive lineman Gerald Mincey, who started at left tackle for the Vols in 2022 and right tackle in 2023, has since transferred to the Kentucky Wildcats and is now taking shots at his treatment from UT fans on Twitter. Meanwhile, Dayne Davis announced his return to the line.
Is Kalen DeBoer turning Alabama into Washington South?
New Crimson Tide head coach Kalen DeBoer has added Washington Huskies transfer quarterback Austin Mack and has already brought four staff members with him. Could he be turning Alabama into the Washington of the South? How effective will that be in trying to keep the program at the level it was at under Nick Saban?
Ohio State hires Bill O’Brien
Ryan Day is giving up play-calling duties, and the Ohio State Buckeyes have hired Bill O’Brien as offensive coordinator. However, O’Brien doesn’t run the spread offense that Urban Meyer installed the way Day does, so this mean that Day could be a dead man walking? How does that affect recruiting?
Texas whines about Horns Down
In a 77-71 loss to the UCF Knights, the Texas Longhorns basketball team complained about UCF players doing the Horns Down symbol afterward. UT head coach Rodney Terry lit into the players for doing so after the game. Is this too sensitive? Does it prove Texas isn’t ready for what’s ahead in the SEC?
Jerod Mayo in hot water
New England Patriots head coach and former Tennessee Football linebacker Jerod Mayo has generated criticism online for saying that he does see color in his opening press conference when addressing him being the franchise’s first Black head coach. Is the criticism justified, though?