Report: Tennessee is parting ways with a former Purdue offensive coordinator
Tennessee coach Josh Heupel will not retain offensive coordinator Jim Chaney, according to a report.
That’s per Patrick Brown of Tennessee’s 247Sports affiliate, GoVols247. Chaney spent the last two seasons as the Vols’ offensive coordinator.
Chaney’s name should be familiar to longtime Big Ten fans. He spent nearly a decade at Purdue, coaching the Boilermakers’ offense from 1997-2005.
That tenure included a three year period where Chaney was Drew Brees’ offensive coordinator. Purdue won nine games multiple times while Chaney was involved, and also qualified for the Rose Bowl at the end of the 2000 season.
Since then, Chaney has coached at a variety of programs including Arkansas, Pittsburgh and Georgia. Chaney also had a separate stint with Tennessee from 2009-12 and coached for the NFL’s St. Louis Rams from 2006-08.
According to Brown’s report, Heupel is also parting ways with QB coach Chris Weinke. He’s expected to hire most — if not all — of his staff from his old job at UCF.