GVX247: Jim Chaney says Charlie Baggett 'a collector of bodies'

CHATTANOOGA - Offensive coordinator Jim Chaney offered reporters the rare opportunity to speak with one of Tennessee's assistant football coaches in the offseason.

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Ironcity writes:

in response to Mama_Calls_Me_Precious:

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I get a kick that you actually pay money to read the UT stories He He!

Rich_Is_Re-born writes:

I actually think we are putting a TON of pressure on our young QB and WRs, JMO. I think folks are underestimating the roles D.Moore and G. Jones played in the success of both Rogers and Hunter. I don't remember either one of them (Hunter, Rogers) converting many 3rd downs. It's still up in the air whether or not Hunter can beat press coverage from elite SEC CBs, and his overall route running along with catching the ball in traffic needs MAJOR work. BIG BIG difference in facing Vandy or Memphis' slot DB and Dre' Kirkpatrick, Bama's #1 CB.

On the other hand, look at how many bad if not horrible throws made by Bray were turned into Ringling Brother Circus catches by Hunter and Moore. I have questions about the accuracy of Tyler. And I still can't help but question having Darin Hinshaw as a QB coach and Jim Chaney as a RB coach. Chaney is one of the top 5 QB coaches in the nation and is coaching RBs? Tyler's talent level could reach the moon, but his ego and accuracy issues along with Hinshaw's coaching ability concern me. I'm just hoping he is capable of handling the mental aspect of being a top flight SEC QB and doesn't get to arrogant.

I think 2012 will be the year that we totally destroy the opposition. I think this season is gonna carry ups and downs much like last yr. I'm almost 100% sure that our fan base has set the bar to high for our young WRs and QB.I'm also 100% convinced that our fan base will bash the ever living hell out of all 3 once their ridiculously high expectations are not met.

Now I know that by reading my posts you would not think that I am a Vol Fan, LOL. But I'm just trying to brace some of you for the impact that is gonna hit you in your faces.

Ironcity writes:

in response to Rich_Is_Re-born:

I actually think we are putting a TON of pressure on our young QB and WRs, JMO. I think folks are underestimating the roles D.Moore and G. Jones played in the success of both Rogers and Hunter. I don't remember either one of them (Hunter, Rogers) converting many 3rd downs. It's still up in the air whether or not Hunter can beat press coverage from elite SEC CBs, and his overall route running along with catching the ball in traffic needs MAJOR work. BIG BIG difference in facing Vandy or Memphis' slot DB and Dre' Kirkpatrick, Bama's #1 CB.

On the other hand, look at how many bad if not horrible throws made by Bray were turned into Ringling Brother Circus catches by Hunter and Moore. I have questions about the accuracy of Tyler. And I still can't help but question having Darin Hinshaw as a QB coach and Jim Chaney as a RB coach. Chaney is one of the top 5 QB coaches in the nation and is coaching RBs? Tyler's talent level could reach the moon, but his ego and accuracy issues along with Hinshaw's coaching ability concern me. I'm just hoping he is capable of handling the mental aspect of being a top flight SEC QB and doesn't get to arrogant.

I think 2012 will be the year that we totally destroy the opposition. I think this season is gonna carry ups and downs much like last yr. I'm almost 100% sure that our fan base has set the bar to high for our young WRs and QB.I'm also 100% convinced that our fan base will bash the ever living hell out of all 3 once their ridiculously high expectations are not met.

Now I know that by reading my posts you would not think that I am a Vol Fan, LOL. But I'm just trying to brace some of you for the impact that is gonna hit you in your faces.

Rich, I enjoy your post and they always are thought provoking. I don;t necessarily agree with your comments. I think some of the reasons Bray looked a little scatter shot was he always threw the ball down field. He rarely settled for the outlet pass and he average around 12 bombs a game. No one is going to look accurate when then have pressure in their face and there heaving the ball way down field. I like a QB that is confident and borderline cocky. To me you have to have that to be successful. Additionally, I think his inexperience showed often in some of his misreads. That said I think he will be much better then last year. I think Hunter and Rogers will benefit by having a QB that will allow them to go get a ball which is what those two can do. I also believe that our offense as a whole will be significantly better. I may be drinking the kool aid but I think we will be complaining when we only score 24 points in a game rather then hoping the offense is turning it around because we scored 24 in a game.

Rich_Is_Re-born writes:

in response to Ironcity:

Rich, I enjoy your post and they always are thought provoking. I don;t necessarily agree with your comments. I think some of the reasons Bray looked a little scatter shot was he always threw the ball down field. He rarely settled for the outlet pass and he average around 12 bombs a game. No one is going to look accurate when then have pressure in their face and there heaving the ball way down field. I like a QB that is confident and borderline cocky. To me you have to have that to be successful. Additionally, I think his inexperience showed often in some of his misreads. That said I think he will be much better then last year. I think Hunter and Rogers will benefit by having a QB that will allow them to go get a ball which is what those two can do. I also believe that our offense as a whole will be significantly better. I may be drinking the kool aid but I think we will be complaining when we only score 24 points in a game rather then hoping the offense is turning it around because we scored 24 in a game.

HOW DARE YOU disagree with me OR bring logic to this discussion....LOL, just kidding. I actually think part of Bray's problems will stem from young WRs on top of being a young QB. I understand where you are coming from, but history sides with my theory. I remember losing Taylor, Rodgers ,and Briscoe and everyone (me included) thought we were gonna be better with D. Moore, Hancock, and Jones. Along with that, we thought we were getting an upgrade with Crompton over Ainge...Neither being the case. To downplay the loss of Jones and Moore and just assume we are gonna be light years ahead isn't something I'm gonna do. We will have 2 youngsters replacing 2 seasoned veterans,you can't under estimate the significance of that IMO. The plays down field are nice, but it's plays that keep the chains moving that are gonna win in this league. Once again, as I said in my previous post, we will have some highs and some lows this season. That's what you get when you have an entire offense composed of sophomores. And to answer your question...yes 24ppg would be nice, if we do that in SEC play. Sorry dude, but shining against Vandy, Memphis, and UK just isn't doing it for me anymore. I think we are good this yr, but still inconsistent. 2012 should be when we fully return to Tennessee, meaning when we show up to the stadium we have a shot to win REGARDLESS who we are playing. Man I miss those days.

The good thing is that you and I are both voicing opinions which technically makes us both right, LOL. Don't know where you are at, but it's freaking beautiful in Knoxville today. Wherever you are, be safe and enjoy this fine day. Good hearing from you.

JSamson7 writes:

in response to Rich_Is_Re-born:

HOW DARE YOU disagree with me OR bring logic to this discussion....LOL, just kidding. I actually think part of Bray's problems will stem from young WRs on top of being a young QB. I understand where you are coming from, but history sides with my theory. I remember losing Taylor, Rodgers ,and Briscoe and everyone (me included) thought we were gonna be better with D. Moore, Hancock, and Jones. Along with that, we thought we were getting an upgrade with Crompton over Ainge...Neither being the case. To downplay the loss of Jones and Moore and just assume we are gonna be light years ahead isn't something I'm gonna do. We will have 2 youngsters replacing 2 seasoned veterans,you can't under estimate the significance of that IMO. The plays down field are nice, but it's plays that keep the chains moving that are gonna win in this league. Once again, as I said in my previous post, we will have some highs and some lows this season. That's what you get when you have an entire offense composed of sophomores. And to answer your question...yes 24ppg would be nice, if we do that in SEC play. Sorry dude, but shining against Vandy, Memphis, and UK just isn't doing it for me anymore. I think we are good this yr, but still inconsistent. 2012 should be when we fully return to Tennessee, meaning when we show up to the stadium we have a shot to win REGARDLESS who we are playing. Man I miss those days.

The good thing is that you and I are both voicing opinions which technically makes us both right, LOL. Don't know where you are at, but it's freaking beautiful in Knoxville today. Wherever you are, be safe and enjoy this fine day. Good hearing from you.

Spot on Rich. Hopefully a tight end or 2 can step up & shoulder some of the load moving those chains. I have doubts Arnett will make a tremendous impact this year & other than Julio Jones, AJ Green, & Kelley Washington (although he was an old A-- Freshman) when has there ever been a Freshman WR been a real "game changer" in the SEC?

FearTheVols1252 writes:

in response to Rich_Is_Re-born:

HOW DARE YOU disagree with me OR bring logic to this discussion....LOL, just kidding. I actually think part of Bray's problems will stem from young WRs on top of being a young QB. I understand where you are coming from, but history sides with my theory. I remember losing Taylor, Rodgers ,and Briscoe and everyone (me included) thought we were gonna be better with D. Moore, Hancock, and Jones. Along with that, we thought we were getting an upgrade with Crompton over Ainge...Neither being the case. To downplay the loss of Jones and Moore and just assume we are gonna be light years ahead isn't something I'm gonna do. We will have 2 youngsters replacing 2 seasoned veterans,you can't under estimate the significance of that IMO. The plays down field are nice, but it's plays that keep the chains moving that are gonna win in this league. Once again, as I said in my previous post, we will have some highs and some lows this season. That's what you get when you have an entire offense composed of sophomores. And to answer your question...yes 24ppg would be nice, if we do that in SEC play. Sorry dude, but shining against Vandy, Memphis, and UK just isn't doing it for me anymore. I think we are good this yr, but still inconsistent. 2012 should be when we fully return to Tennessee, meaning when we show up to the stadium we have a shot to win REGARDLESS who we are playing. Man I miss those days.

The good thing is that you and I are both voicing opinions which technically makes us both right, LOL. Don't know where you are at, but it's freaking beautiful in Knoxville today. Wherever you are, be safe and enjoy this fine day. Good hearing from you.

I agree with you on many levels, but this is the way I'm looking at it:

A - It's a little early to place ANY judgement on our QB/WR's. Last year they came in the 2nd half of the season with limited knowlege of the playbook. This year they're coming in a little more seasoned, know more of the playbook, and have had time to develop some chemistry. Do I think they'll be as great as everyone is expecting? Probably not, but by their junior year... watch out! They are going to light some defenses up!!

B - I'm hopeful (maybe foolishly optimistic) that our O-line will be a little more solid this year. If they are, I think it will open up our running game more and make us 2-dimensional, creating more difficulties for opposing defenses and making the aerial attack a little easier for us. I'm also hoping they're able to give Bray a little more time in the backfield to make good decisions.

There will still certainly be some growing pains with a young team, but I believe this year will REALLY create high expectations to be in the SEC running in 2013! And who knows... maybe a few calls go our way for a change and we're in the hunt this year. Again, I could just be foolishly optimistic! :-)

Rich_Is_Re-born writes:

in response to JSamson7:

Spot on Rich. Hopefully a tight end or 2 can step up & shoulder some of the load moving those chains. I have doubts Arnett will make a tremendous impact this year & other than Julio Jones, AJ Green, & Kelley Washington (although he was an old A-- Freshman) when has there ever been a Freshman WR been a real "game changer" in the SEC?

Good to see you J. Sorry to hear about Aaron Douglas man... I know you are friends with all them dudes from Blount County.

JSamson7 writes:

in response to Rich_Is_Re-born:

Good to see you J. Sorry to hear about Aaron Douglas man... I know you are friends with all them dudes from Blount County.

Thanks Rich... I'm trying to wrap my brain around it, but it's hard. I just talked to him last week about his little sister Ashley growing up. Sad, sad, sad day for myself as well as David & Karla...

Ironcity writes:

in response to Rich_Is_Re-born:

HOW DARE YOU disagree with me OR bring logic to this discussion....LOL, just kidding. I actually think part of Bray's problems will stem from young WRs on top of being a young QB. I understand where you are coming from, but history sides with my theory. I remember losing Taylor, Rodgers ,and Briscoe and everyone (me included) thought we were gonna be better with D. Moore, Hancock, and Jones. Along with that, we thought we were getting an upgrade with Crompton over Ainge...Neither being the case. To downplay the loss of Jones and Moore and just assume we are gonna be light years ahead isn't something I'm gonna do. We will have 2 youngsters replacing 2 seasoned veterans,you can't under estimate the significance of that IMO. The plays down field are nice, but it's plays that keep the chains moving that are gonna win in this league. Once again, as I said in my previous post, we will have some highs and some lows this season. That's what you get when you have an entire offense composed of sophomores. And to answer your question...yes 24ppg would be nice, if we do that in SEC play. Sorry dude, but shining against Vandy, Memphis, and UK just isn't doing it for me anymore. I think we are good this yr, but still inconsistent. 2012 should be when we fully return to Tennessee, meaning when we show up to the stadium we have a shot to win REGARDLESS who we are playing. Man I miss those days.

The good thing is that you and I are both voicing opinions which technically makes us both right, LOL. Don't know where you are at, but it's freaking beautiful in Knoxville today. Wherever you are, be safe and enjoy this fine day. Good hearing from you.

I want to drink the orange Kool Aid! There is just something about Bray that gives me confidence. It could be that he is the first QB since Casey that I actually believe has the ability to make a big play. Maybe its because its not Simms. All of our players are young and with that will come some unsightly plays but I really think that we will see all of the WRs and Bray take giant steps forward.

CroKev writes:

Yes, I also have my reservations with a team that is 70% freshmen and sophomores but I think we'll definitely be better record-wise than last year (despite losing Reveiz, Jones, Stocker, etc.). We lost 2 games last year after time was put back on the clock at the end of regulation. However, we were lucky to beat UAB. This year we have Montana and Buffalo instead of Oregon. We should definitely win all of our non-conference games (4-0) and then add Vandy and UK to that list (6-0). Our SEC road games then include: UF, Bama, and Ark. Of those 3, our only chance will be against UF and Ark. and I'll be happy if we win just one (7-2). Our home SEC games will be UGA, LSU, and USCe. Of those, I like our chances most against USCe and UGA in that order but, again, realistically, we will probably only win one of them (8-4). That could slip us into a New Year's Day bowl where it will be tough but we could finish 1 win shy of 10 wins. Like Rich, I then like our chances quite a bit in 2012 when we'll finally have some upper classmen depth and a lot of experience (playbook, weight room, game day). It would be a tragedy not to come out with at least 10 wins that year. At that point, we will need to do all we can to keep Dooley and his staff.

Of course, the rest of the SEC won't be stagnant. I see Auburn and MSU heading South after losing Malzahn and Mullen, respectively, and UF staying good but not able to return to the top with the re-emergence of FSU and Miami re. recruiting in Florida. Sorry for the long post.

Dalton writes:

in response to Rich_Is_Re-born:

HOW DARE YOU disagree with me OR bring logic to this discussion....LOL, just kidding. I actually think part of Bray's problems will stem from young WRs on top of being a young QB. I understand where you are coming from, but history sides with my theory. I remember losing Taylor, Rodgers ,and Briscoe and everyone (me included) thought we were gonna be better with D. Moore, Hancock, and Jones. Along with that, we thought we were getting an upgrade with Crompton over Ainge...Neither being the case. To downplay the loss of Jones and Moore and just assume we are gonna be light years ahead isn't something I'm gonna do. We will have 2 youngsters replacing 2 seasoned veterans,you can't under estimate the significance of that IMO. The plays down field are nice, but it's plays that keep the chains moving that are gonna win in this league. Once again, as I said in my previous post, we will have some highs and some lows this season. That's what you get when you have an entire offense composed of sophomores. And to answer your question...yes 24ppg would be nice, if we do that in SEC play. Sorry dude, but shining against Vandy, Memphis, and UK just isn't doing it for me anymore. I think we are good this yr, but still inconsistent. 2012 should be when we fully return to Tennessee, meaning when we show up to the stadium we have a shot to win REGARDLESS who we are playing. Man I miss those days.

The good thing is that you and I are both voicing opinions which technically makes us both right, LOL. Don't know where you are at, but it's freaking beautiful in Knoxville today. Wherever you are, be safe and enjoy this fine day. Good hearing from you.

There are always fans on the fringe that blow up the expectation level from 6-7 to to at worst one loss National Championship team....and that's where they will always reside THE FRINGE...the majority of Big Orange faithful know the lay of the land and don't need to be gently prepared for utter heartbreak...so many variables will affect the Vols record this year....how the O-Line with more talented personnel plays up to the competition, how the running game responds to said O-Lines winning or losing in the trenches, how the receivers adjust to new roles and added responsibilities, how the coaching staff adjusts and adapts of course and a little thing about Tyler Bray whether learns from mistakes and learns to exploit mismatches in the secondary...develops patience for dump offs to outlet receivers....throw it away or take a sack if nothing is there instead of forcing it...in short basically the agendafor all teams I believe in this coaching staff but I'm smart enough to know that I know nothing yet...we got truly pulverized by one team last year in Georgia...it didn't seem like the team even showed up....every other game regardless of score our guys fought and won or lost battles with fight and spit.....that's all I expect... forward progress....with no quit....like the Wyoming game in Coach Fulmer's last year....Miracle seasons have been written with less ink than we have in this pen...but I'm ready so Go Vols!!

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