I got mine, don’t worry ’bout his.

Once college football’s highest paid offensive coordinator, Jim Chaney is out of a job.  But not out of a paycheck, ’cause Tennessee.

Heupel informed Chaney and Weinke on Friday morning that he would not be keeping them on staff, meaning Chaney is owed $1.7 million on the remaining portion of his contract and Weinke $450,000. Both of those figures could be mitigated if either coach takes another job.

And when I say ’cause Tennessee, I mean ’cause Tennessee.

In addition to being on the hook for the full $900,000 that Steele is owed if he isn’t retained, Tennessee owes UCF the $2.5 million buyout to get White out of his contract and owes UCF the $3.59 million buyout to get Heupel out of his contract. Tennessee is paying the Parker Executive Search Firm $120,000 for assisting with the AD search and another $120,000 for assisting with the head-coaching search.

Why do I have a feeling they’ll be doing the same shit four or five years down the road?  ‘Cause Tennessee.

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47 responses to “I got mine, don’t worry ’bout his.

  1. Remember the Quincy

    What’s the over/under on how much $$$ UTK pays in buyouts once all the dust has settled?

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    • chris morley

      Did they finish the booch buyout….

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    • chicagodawgfan

      I can see why Tennessee is working harder than a one legged man in an ass kicking contest to get out from having to pay Jeremy Pruitt‘s buyout. It’s costing them serious bank to replace the AD and HC simultaneously and they haven’t even started on staff salaries yet.

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      • HirsuteDawg

        What was listed here is over 7 mill and it doesn’t include what they are going to pay Foolmer for his “retirement” looks like they are getting into some serious money – but I bet Auburn has them beat.

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  2. gastr1

    All the people who wandered up to Hillbillytown in search of bigger paychecks, and more time at left tackle, can just enjoy the repercussions of their self-indulgent choices, IMO. And I can now say, post-2019, that Georgia’s offense is far better off with its current OC. Cheers!

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  3. Greg

    Crazy stuff….they have had a ton of turnover at AD and HC since Fulmer has left as their head coach. They have to be operating in the red, I know they were a few years ago.

    If the one that is approving all of these hires is still there, he/she is the one that needs to go.

    On second thought, let them stay to carry on and….“GIVE HIM 6”!!!!

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  4. “We stole Chaney from them!”

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  5. My standard response to anything 10rc:

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  6. Terry McCullers

    Does anyone know who their big donors are?

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    • Russ

      Haslan(sp?) the owner of the Browns.

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    • Faltering Memory

      One used to be a guy named Thunder Thornton from Chattanooga area IIRC. 20-years ago you heard more about him than Hasleum. He had a bunch of money and bought a ranch in the Teton Valley, WY for fun. He later sudivided it, built some massive log mansions (is that redundant) and sold to superwealthies and celebrities, making another fortune. He had a log mansion built for himself in TN. Didn’t like the way construction was going so he flew the WY construction superintendent and several crew members in from Jackson to take over building his TN house. I know the WY people involved.

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    • DawgFlan

      Allan Jones, owner of Check into Cash, is another. From what I remember he built a football field complete with lights on his property and has had the team over for one practices.

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  7. Hogbody Spradlin

    When I started reading that I thought your wrap up line would be about not having money to pay to pay players. Woulda been fitting?

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  8. David D

    Too bad UTk Athletic Fund isn’t a stock. I’d short sell the hell outta it.

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  9. mg4life0331

    Did they ever finish off paying SoD and Mr. 5 Star Hearts?

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  10. spur21

    Wonder if Saban has room for all of these out of work coaches?

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  11. californiadawg

    If Cheney never takes the Tennessee job, think he’s still our OC?

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  12. otto1980

    A million here…. a million there… Pretty soon you’re talking real money.

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  13. 69Dawg

    Those violations had better be big, otherwise UT will be out the millions and have a lot of explaining to do to the NCAA.

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  14. Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2024)

    LOL.

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  15. RangerRuss

    Some cold blooded comments today warming my Red and Black heart.
    Piss on all those hillbillies.

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  16. originaluglydawg

    UT has earned the reputation of being a horrible place for an established and successful coach to go. Maybe a place for an upstart to try for a start (see Lane Kiffen) but they need to know when to take the midnight express out of Knoxville (See Lane Kiffen again).
    I still wonder if Jr. really and truly did lobby for the job this time (as some reported).
    And I wonder if (when) Fulmer is going to get dragged into the fray. You know that he had to know as much or more than JP..and he’s going to skate?

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    • HirsuteDawg

      Interesting that they kicked Pruitt to the curb without paying him and Fulmer is allowed to “retire” – if Pruitt was paying players, you KNOW Fulmer was in the middle of it and fully informed.

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  17. NotMyCrossToBear

    What the hell is their tab up to so far in this hiring/firing shit show. It’s about $9 million in just the above paragraph.

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  18. practicaldawg

    Tennessee remains an attractive destination for assistants that can follow the rules and keep their heads down. As Steele showed, it’s free money. Great non-work if you can get it.

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  19. MGW

    I’d hire him back again. Even before Kirby’s “enlightenment” (if you buy into that) we had two great offenses before he left, and a dramatic drop off when we presumptuously plugged a “recruiter” OC in for him expecting similar results.

    I have no doubt in the man’s ability to adapt to this new era (that’s kind of his trademark, right?). He’s not going to pull off some crazy offense without great talent, but he does know how to deploy great talent.

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    • Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2024)

      There are not enough face palms in all the world.

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    • J.R. Clark

      You’re joking.

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      • MGW

        Wouldn’t be my top choice, but the man knows what he’s doing and he did it well for us.

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        • ericstrattonrushchairmandamngladtomeetyou

          Chaney almost won UGA a natty in the 2017 season. He DID win UGA an SEC championship that year.

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          • Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2024)

            You mean he helped lose us a national title by turtling the offense in the fourth quarter and running Nick Chubb into the teeth of Bama’s defense for less than one yard per carry over and over again.

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            • MGW

              Now do the Rose Bowl

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              • Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2024)

                Was the Rose Bowl the National Championship Game?

                No?

                Than why are you making a comparison as if they’re comparable?

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                • MGW

                  You’re citing half of a game which was lost on a defensive play in overtime as your reason Chaney is no good. Meanwhile a comeback against the best offense of that year in a high scoring shootout is what put us in the game in the first place.

                  Yes I’d say it’s relevant to the valuation of Cheney as a coach.

                  Also after his run at Georgia the market valued him as the highest paid OC in CFB.

                  I wasn’t terribly sad to see him go (until we replaced him from within) but our offense was damn good under him.

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                • Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2024)

                  The game wasn’t lost on one play in overtime.

                  The game was lost by turtling the offense and trying to run clock for the entire fourth quarter, playing not to lose.

                  You want Chaney back, that’s just insanity. He’s never been a success ANYWHERE he’s been, or the success had very little to do with him. At Purdue, that was Joe Tiller’s offense. At Arkansas, the moment he left the QB and the entire offense improved from bottom of the SEC to top-3 offense in the SEC. The moment he left Pitt, the offense improved from bottom of the ACC to leading the ACC in points. He comes to Georgia, doesn’t recruit for crap, and uses Mark Richt and Mike Bobo’s recruits to have some success and the is one of the main reasons why we don’t actually win the National Title. He leaves to go to Tennessee and Gitmo gets worse each year under his “tutelage.”

                  I’ll give you this: He’s a better OC and QB Coach than Coley. That’s not saying much, but that’s what you’ll get from me.

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  20. TripleB

    Sounds like a lot of people ought to pay a commission to Parker Executive.

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  21. Salty Dawg

    Ya hate it see it. NOT!

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  22. jdawg108

    For any of y’all complaining about Kirby; there’s two people in college football doing better than he is. Yes, others have caught lightning in a bottle for one season.

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  23. practicaldawg

    I’m guessing Chaney goes to Arkansas to reunite with Pittman in an analyst role while Tennessee pays for it. Then Chaney eventually moves up to OC there.

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    • ASEF

      I was kind of surprised to hear Najee talking about how influential Butch Jones was for him. And UT basically paid Butch to spend 3 years there.

      UT subsidizing part of Alabama’s 6th title run in 12 years. Way to go Phil.

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