I know coaches are generally reluctant to say they’ve changed jobs for the money, even when that’s apparent, so it’s no surprise to me that Jim Chaney doesn’t go there. Instead, he drops this:
Chaney grew philosophical when asked about learning about his offensive personnel at Tennessee, ultimately indicating he may have more control of his offense there, than he did at Georgia.
“You understand, wherever job you go, there is no perfect coach and there is no perfect team,” Chaney said. “You try to get wherever you are at and try to understand the personalities of the players and their talent level.
“Also, the philosophy of the head football coach and the way he wants to do things,” he said. “It has been interesting for me to watch the existing offense for these first eight practices and seeing who we are. In my mind, I am trying to sort out what kind of offense I think we should play ….”
Sounds like Jeremy Pruitt isn’t requiring him to Impose His Will. Wonder what Chaney will call the first time UT has a first-and-goal against Florida this year.
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Agreed, it will be interesting to see how their offense unfolds. It should tell us a good bit about Kirby.
I wonder if Coley will be allowed to change up our offense.
Same here, but I believe all goes thru Kirby…guess we will see.
Don’t expect much different.
The scuttlebutt on that situation last year would certainly be interesting. Waiting for that Dean Legge big reveal. (Not even kidding, actually.)
Fulmer controlling Pruitt & Pruitt controlling Chaney…will get no better for him IMO. Gonna be interesting to see how “physical” they will be without the players to do it with.
“Comparing me to then, I understand the importance of physicality more now,” Chaney said. “Playing physical football gives you the opportunity to be successful.”
Must be a slow learner, I predict the same success he had at Pitt and Arkansas.
Gotta have horses if you want to pull the wagon.
From what I see they don’t have the talent to impose their will offensively.
When the offense can’t produce and Tenn leads the SEC in number of punts per game we will see how much freedom Pruitt gives Chaney.
I am not certain if Chaney was constrained by Kirby, or if the dawgs were constrained by Chaney. Certainly there is information to frame a mosaic from how the 2019 vols perform. 2016 wouldn’t give me a whole lot of hope if I was a vol fan.
Regardless of which is true, Chaney’s (and pruitts) specific knowledge of our systems leave me more uncomfortable in facing the vols in the future.
Mehh. I don’t think anyone who plays us has a hard time figuring out what we’re trying to do. It’s the stopping it part that’s difficult.
Perhaps ……. one would think Kirbs would not allow the offense to be similar because Pruit’s Krispy Creme AD and their second once removed Biscuit eating OC would not relinquish the same sets That Shoney’s Big Boy would be so familiar to clue in the Notsville Urange Defense. There are only so many ways of doing things. Offensive plays are just copies of what has gone before. Hence, Emory Bellard’s wishbone evolved in to zone reads. The only difference is most will not use the QB keep or Option on the perimeter. The toss sweep has evolved to the RB swing pass.
Simply Kirbs will impose his will but in a different way so as not to expose where Chaney’s butt prints in the film room in Athens has a effect the RPO’s but for goodness sake use the TE’s and it wouldn’t hurt to have FB back in some formations that’s not a H-Back. The NFL is copying more and more D1’s offenses. If I remember correctly the Patroits has a roster spot for a FB for those “Impose Your Will” situations. “Go Dawgs” !