Jimmy Hyams joins Caleb Calhoun and Dave Hooker to discuss Tennessee Vols football returning production, assistant coach salaries and Zakai Zeigler. Off the Hook Sports’ Wednesday, Feb. 7 podcast also covers the Tennessee and Virginia lawsuit against the NCAA, National Signing Day and Tommy Tuberville’s NIL proposal.
National Signing Day 2024
With most of the work nowadays done in the early signing period, National Signing Day is now extremely uneventful. However, the Tennessee Vols finished outside of the top 10 in recruiting rankings for their 2024 class. Is this a big concern for the program, or does the returning talent outweigh that?
Judge rejects TRO against NCAA
A judge rejected the request by Tennessee and Virginia to put a temporary restraining order on the NCAA’s NIL limitations while the lawsuit proceeds. However, the judge also acknowledged that the states are likely to win the case once it’s over. What does this all mean for college sports going forward?
Salaries of Tennessee Vols assistants
Amid rumors of Tennessee Vols defensive line coach Rodney Garner possibly going back to the Auburn Tigers, which assistant coaches deserve raises this year? Are any overpaid? How many should either take a pay cut or just be let go so there’s more room to pay other assistants? Jimmy Hyams joins to discuss.
Returning production for Tennessee Vols
Bill Connelly of ESPN revealed his returning production data for 2024, and the Tennessee Vols football team is down at No. 94. However, UT is higher than 11 of the 12 teams it will face next year, and that number is skewed by the loss of Joe Milton III and the entire secondary. Is it actually a good sign? Hyams remains on to break it down.
Zakai Zeigler’s skills
Is Zakai Zeigler the best Tennessee Vols point guard this century? How does he compare to Tony Harris and C.J. Watson? Who is the best point guard before any of those three players? Does anybody between Watson and Zeigler stand out? Could Zeigler become the best point guard in school history?
Tommy Tuberville NIL scam
Alabama senator and former Auburn Tigers head coach Tommy Tuberville took out an op-ed on Outkick the Coverage making the case for his proposal to federally regulate NIL. The proposal is a scam, though. It calls for a ban on pay for play while also opposing unionization of athletes.