Tennessee’s football program has reportedly made an offensive coordinator hire. It’s a big one.
247Sports is reporting that the Volunteers have hired Georgia offensive coordinator Jim Chaney to the same position.
Chaney, 56, coached at Tennessee from 2009-12. He had been with the Bulldogs and Kirby Smart since 2016.
— Wes Rucker (@wesrucker247) January 9, 2019
From the report:
Sources close to the situation told GoVols247 on Tuesday night that Georgia’s Jim Chaney is expected to be named the new offensive coordinator for the Vols and barring unforeseen circumstances will join Jeremy Pruitt’s staff.
An official announcement could come as early as Wednesday.
Chaney previously coached at Tennessee for four years under Lane Kiffin and Derek Dooley and has overseen prolific offenses for the Bulldogs the past two seasons, and plucking him away from an SEC East rival is a major coup for Pruitt and a Tennessee offense that mustered 17 points or less in five games in 2018.
Stay tuned for an official announcement.