Jim Chaney is returning to the Vols as offensive coordinator, head coach Jeremy Pruitt announced Wednesday.
Chaney originally served as Tennessee’s offensive coordinator during the 2009-2012 seasons, before taking over as Tennessee’s interim head coach after Derek Dooley was fired in 2012.
He left Tennessee for Arkansas for the 2013-2014 seasons.
“I’m thrilled to announce Jim Chaney as our offensive coordinator,” Pruitt said. “Jim couldn’t be a better fit for our program at the University of Tennessee. His track record of success guiding offenses speaks for itself from his time at Purdue with Drew Brees to his time in the NFL and his success in the SEC at Georgia, Arkansas, and, of course, previously with the Vols.”
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Chaney has spent the last three seasons at Georgia as offensive coordinator.
According to Chaney’s memorandum of understanding, he will receive $275,000 a year in base pay, $1.225 million in supplemental pay which will increase each year, plus annual incentives, a monthly vehicle allowance and a one time moving allowance. The university will also pay for his buyout obligation to the University of Georgia up to $500,000.
More: Read the full memorandum of understanding