Jim Chaney joined Tennessee as offensive coordinator for Lane Kiffin in 2009. Though Kiffin largely called plays, Jim Chaney held onto that role when Kiffin left and Derek Dooley took over.
Jim Chaney has an extensive background working with offenses, having helped Drew Brees develop during his days at Purdue and then working with the Saint Louis Rams' "Greatest Show on Turf" offense.
Jim Chaney is also considered a solid recruiter.
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Derek Dooley and fired assistants will cost UT an estimated $7.5 million
Published 3/1/2013 at 10:23 p.m. 86 comments
Some time in the next 60 days, Jay Graham — or his new employers at Florida State — are required to send the University of Tennessee a check for about $85,000.
Former UT assistant coach John Palermo hired by Pittsburgh
Published 2/18/2013 at 6:30 p.m. 9 comments
Former Tennessee assistant coach John Palermo was hired by Pittsburgh Monday to coach defensive line and linebackers, leaving only one coach from Derek Dooley’s 2012 staff without a job heading into the 2013 season.
'Persistence' flips Joshua Dobbs from Arizona State to Tennessee
Published 2/6/2013 at 8:40 p.m. 15 comments
When Tyler Bray left Tennessee a year early for the NFL draft, he also left the Vols with just two scholarship quarterbacks on the current roster.
Tennessee football in 2012: Derek Dooley is at a loss; Butch Jones focuses on future
Published 12/31/2012 at 4:08 p.m. 57 comments
On a particularly busy afternoon before Christmas, Tennessee's football offices have the feel of a futuristic telemarketing center. Coaches and administrators pace the hallways past glass-walled offices, cell phones to their ears.
Tennessee WR Justin Hunter bound for NFL draft, while Ja'Wuan James says he'll be back
Updated 12/17/2012 at 8:31 p.m. 163 comments
New Tennessee football coach Butch Jones and his fast-paced offense will enter 2013 without its top receiver.
Chaney joins Arkansas as offensive coordinator
Updated 12/12/2012 at 10:24 p.m. 69 comments
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Former Tennessee offensive coordinator Jim Chaney will bring his high-flying aerial attack to Arkansas.
UT's offseason off to troubled start with Downs' arrest
Updated 11/25/2012 at 4:38 p.m. 92 comments
KNOXVILLE — Tennessee sophomore tight end Brendan Downs was arrested for underage consumption of alcohol and public intoxication outside a Knoxville bar early today, police said.
Naz Oliver makes debut for Tennessee
Published 11/24/2012 at 7:28 p.m. 36 comments
Tennessee defensive back Naz Oliver had his first career tackle on Saturday against Kentucky.
At least history is kind to Tennessee offense
Updated 11/24/2012 at 8:16 p.m. 37 comments
Tennessee ended the year just 84 yards short of the school's seemingly unbreakable offensive record.
A season that was a loss ends with a win for Tennessee, 37-17
Updated 11/24/2012 at 8:32 p.m. 19 comments
Two teams winless in the SEC filed into Neyland Stadium on Saturday behind lame-duck coaching staffs. The Tennessee-Kentucky border rivalry has seen better days over its 108-game history.
Fifth-year seniors get off 'roller coaster'
Published 11/24/2012 at 7:04 p.m. 3 comments
They arrived as the first responders to the new era of Tennessee football.
Brendan Quinn: Kentucky's struggling offense vs. UT's struggling defense a matchup to watch
Published 11/23/2012 at 7:48 p.m. 16 comments
Kentucky offense vs. UT defense: Kentucky's bumbling offense is ranked 111th nationally in passing yards (170.0), 94th in rushing yards (136.2) and 116th in points per game (18.0).
Last year's Kentucky loss set stage for Tennessee's dismal 2012 season
Published 11/23/2012 at 7:24 p.m. 60 comments
The end of the Derek Dooley era came last Sunday, shortly after Tennessee was stomped by Vanderbilt in a loss that guaranteed the Vols would finish with a losing record for the third consecutive season.
John Adams: UT-Kentucky goes best with a sense of humor
Published 11/23/2012 at 5:32 p.m. 4 comments
A coach named "Joker" has to have a sense of humor — even if he is about to become unemployed (effective, end of the game). So how cool would it be if outgoing Kentucky coach Joker Phillips started a wide ...
Kentucky, Tennessee facing coaching transitions
Published 11/21/2012 at 2:13 p.m. 12 comments
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Saturday's Kentucky-Tennessee matchup can be summed up in one word:
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