Time to move on, past ACL tears, past low snaps, past 80 yard runs off a 3-yard pass, and on to Buffalo. Never thought I’d want to see a college team from Buffalo so bad, but with all the negativity brought about by the Florida game and the loss of Justin Hunter I’m ready for something new. Definitely ready to see Devrin Young in some capacity in the offense, ready to see more of Tyler Bray, maybe less of Tauren Poole until he stop running into his blockers or getting tripped up by his shoe laces for the 50th time. Just ready for some Vol football to get Saturday’s bad taste out of my mouth.
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Comments from Head Coach Derek Dooley, Offensive Coordinator Jim Chaney and Defensive Coordinator Justin Wilcox following Wednesday practice.
Love these videos UTsports.com is putting out kind of wrapping up each practice session. Dooley, and assistants Terry Joseph, Justin Wilcox and Jim Chaney talk about the first week in this installment.
I’m going out on a limb saying that Jim Chaney is probably the best offensive mind to come through Big Orange Country in my lifetime. That’s right, and I’m looking straight at you, David Cutcliffe, and you, Phillip Fulmer, and not batting an eye. Chaney has consistently put players in the best position to succeed on the field and is in the second phase of developing an unknown (Matt Simms) into a quarterback that can lead a high-powered, though run-oriented, offense. I really can’t wait to see what he can do with Tyler Bray after four years on the job.
Chaney has also shown his prowess on the recruiting trail, reeling in such big targets as James Stone, and is the lead recruiter for Antonio Richardson this year. And his no-nonsense approach to the offense has the Vols in position for a huge upset Saturday against the Ducks. If the Vols can get it done it will surely be due, at least partly, to the vision of Jim Chaney.
I was skeptical, and I’m sure I wasn’t the only one, last year when Tennessee hired former Purdue O- Coordinator Jim Chaney to run the Vol’s offense.
SInce then, I think Chaney has won over most of Vol nation for staying on and helping guide the ship during the transition period that eventually brought Coach Dooley to Tennessee. Chaney’s no-nonsense approach to coaching as well as his recruiting prowess (see James Stone) have also come to set him apart from his counterparts.
That blunt approach is especially apparent in the above UTSports video as Chaney is heard calling out Dallas Thomas to “grow up and become a man” this season – possibly Thomas’ first as a starting left tackle.
Chaney will get full reign of the offense this year, and judging by the way Drew Brees excelled under him at Purdue, the Vols offense could be a dominant force in the coming years with the right mix of player personnel and Chaney at the helm.