Coach Kirby Smart has his man for Offensive Coordinator – Jim Chaney

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Coach Kirby Smart has his man for Offensive Coordinator – Jim Chaney

Jim Chaney

Jim Chaney

Less than a week on the job, new Bulldogs Head Coach Kirby Smart has found his man at offensive coordinator. The University of Georgia has hired Jim Chaney to be the new OC of the football team.

Chaney comes over from Pitt and brings over 30 years of coaching experience to UGA’s staff.

He played football at nose tackle for Central Missouri State from 1980-1983, and he got his first start in coaching at Cal State Fullerton in 1985 as an assistant. He went to Wyoming in 1993 as a GA and was promoted to be the Cowboys’ Offensive Line and Recruiting Coordinator in 1995. After Wyoming, he was hired by Joe Tiller to be his Offensive and Recruiting Coordinator at Purdue in 1997 and served in that position through 2005

While at Purdue, Tiller’s and Chaney’s offenses were known as “basketball on grass.”

Drew Brees Highlights at Purdue
So what will Georgia’s offense look like under Jim Chaney? It will be a pro-style attack but with spread tendencies. Here are some highlights from Jim Chaney’s offense at Pitt for this 2015 CFB season:
Pittsburgh vs Georgia Tech Football Highlights (2015)



1985–1992     Cal St. Fullerton   – Assistant Coach
1993–1994     Wyoming   – Graduate Assistant
1995–1996     Wyoming   – Offensive Line / RC
1997–2001     Purdue   – Offensive Coordinator / RC
2002-2005     Purdue   – Offensive Coordinator
2006–2007     St. Louis Rams   – Offensive Line
2008     St. Louis Rams   – Tight Ends
2009–2012     Tennessee   – Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks
2012     Tennessee   – Interim Head Coach
2013–2014     Arkansas   – Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks
2015     Pittsburgh   – Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks


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