I’m starting to think Georgia’s new offensive coordinator is whatever you perceive him to be.
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Can anyone offer some explanation as to why Chaney’s production seems to have fallen off so much in the last few years?
when was it good other than 2012 and when he wasn’t calling plays at Purdue?
I can’t tell you I know, but one reasonable idea to me is that he was coaching at Pittsburgh, Arkansas and UT. Pitt is, well, Pitt and they lost their best player early. Ark and UT have talent but not as much as they need and they both played Bama every year.
Of course, there’s no guarantees, but my Kool-Aid seems tasty to me because 1) while CKS will wisely refrain from saying if he was his first choice, the fact is he was one of the first hires so if he wasn’t first he was pretty close to it, 2) all the coaches he has faced have been impressed (yes, I know some of that is just coaching politics, but they can also give reasons for why they praise him), and 3) Sam Pittman. I haven’t been to a G-Day since I was in school, but I’m seriously thinking about going this year. Talk me down. 🙂
Agreed, look at where he was and the overall state of those programs. He is no sure thing but I like that he seems to be able to move to whatever he has the talent to do. I can see him win spread, pro style, pocket passer or dual threat. However, he has had some mediocre teams.
I haven’t watched much of Chaney’s offenses other than when Arkansas or Tennessee played us. If he could make Tyler Bray a good QB, I think we’ll be OK there. The fact that the Eason family fairly quickly affirmed Jacob’s commitment reinforced that for me. I really want to see Pittman build an offensive line that will move people with or without an All-American type of tailback. Not saying I don’t want us to keep recruiting big time tailbacks, but I want to see road graders that give these running backs chances to break big ones consistently.
I don’t think he had much to work with at Arkansas as far as QBs. I remember watching them play someone a couple of years ago hoping they would beat maybe mizzou? and their QB was absolutely horrible. He made Lambert look competent.
That QB was Brandon Allen who probably gave himself a shot at the NFL this season. Allen was hurt either going into or during that game.
The question is, if Chaney (or any of the assistants) doesn’t get the job done will CKS keep him on the staff long after it’s obviously not working. CMR let productive guys like BVG and Belin walk – seemingly without much of a fight. He kept underachievers like Garner and Willie far past the time they should’ve been booted. Other underachievers like Eason and Van Halanger were given positions where it was difficult to determine if they were contributing at all.
There’s no such thing as a sure thing with hires. It’ll be interesting to see how CKS handles assistants who don’t produce.
You’d really think CMR could have kept Van Gorder or anyone else for that matter who has aspirations to better himself? Don’t blame CMR for everything.
Van Gorder left because of Garner.
He took a step down to leave (from DC at Georgia to LB coach for the Jaguars).
BVG left because it was he does. He tries to advance to the next bigger job.
BVG leaves because it is what he does. Sounds like a Geico commercial.
I can’t wait to see the sideline interaction. I’ve always adored the Saban “look” at Kiffin when they would pass on 3rd down.
Has Chaney ever coached a unit loaded with studs like Kirby has?
I think Chaney is going to out Kiffen Lane Kiffen. White pants, dark glasses, visor, smoking hot wife.
Ex smoking hot wife…
rich ex smoking hot wife…
Is what you perceive him to be…. empty slate, like Obama was and Trump is.
And really Rubio and Cruz as well (both first term senators like Obama was)
"What an incredible turnout. It felt like a home game when you looked up in the stands and saw all the red. I expected it to be that way but maybe not as much as it was." -- Kirby Smart, Dawgs247.com, 11/27/21
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