The title is the same.
Jim Chaney also doesn't feel like the workload has really changed.
But the Tennessee offensive coordinator still has a new job in his second season with the football program, one that his old boss used to do instead.
This year Chaney will be the guy calling the shots for the Vols, and he's already brushing off the rust and settling back into the play-calling seat.
"It's kind of been putting myself into a mode I had for a lot of years," Chaney said after UT's sixth spring practice. "I find myself stumbling a little bit as I go through it, like today in the two-minute drill - if I could have a couple of those calls back, I would have.
"It's just getting back into that play-calling status. When I was with the (St. Louis) Rams I hadn't done it in a while. But I did it for a lot of years, I don't know how many, but then I didn't do it for three or four.
" Moving back into that is what's the fun part for me right now as a play-caller."
Chaney and the Vols started having a little bit more of it on Tuesday, sending the coaches to the sidelines to signal in plays and begin more closely simulating a real game experience.
That's certainly a benefit for the players, who won't have coaches in their ear between snaps during a two-minute drill or red-zone situation during the season.
But it's also good practice for an almost entirely new staff learning each other's tendencies, including those of the lone offensive holdover who's moving into a position that certainly appears to have been expanded.
"I think it's something that philosophically we'll get to know each other over time," UT coach Derek Dooley said. "I think there's some consistency in what we believe it takes to win and lose, and I think a lot of communication every day (with Chaney is important). We script practice as if we're calling a game, so when there's certain plays and certain situations that I don't understand, we'll talk it out.
"These two-minute situations are great because so many things come up about when to use a timeout, what do we expect here, so I think all that's going to come over time."
Dooley has been preaching patience in waiting for results in virtually every aspect of the program, though that doesn't seem to be the approach to producing them.
The coaching staff hasn't exactly been cautious in throwing the playbook at the Vols, and Chaney admitted that loading them down has "got their heads spinning a little bit."
Looking at it the other way, Chaney's transition between bosses and a somewhat different system is going much smoother - maybe excluding those calls he wanted to do over on Tuesday.
"The only difference is I've got to mentally prepare to call the game, that's it," Chaney said. "That's the only thing, but hell, that's what I do. That's not a big deal to me. As long as the (players) are executing and playing good I'm a pretty good play-caller.
"It's been neat organizing things, and it's been good. My relationship with (former) Coach (Lane) Kiffin was good and we had a good working environment, so I'm not shot in the butt with having the ego of having to call the plays. Sometimes in my position you like to hide a little bit."
In the same position a year ago, Chaney perhaps had that luxury. Now there's nowhere to hide back out in front of the offense.