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An SEC Official on the John Chavis Defense

I thought this was really interesting. Perhaps a little bit of chaos on defense is a good thing. 1. LSU Tigers SEC official: "What jumps out at you is their speed on defense. On the field with them, there are times when it feels like they are totally lost. You know they know what the play call is, but it never looks like it. It looks chaotic. And I do think they have a tendency to just kind of wing it sometimes, but certainly not to the level that it looks. Then, after the ball is snapped it's like -- bang! -- swarming. Wherever the ball goes, they go. That's that speed. As an official, you have to back it up, play it loose and be ready to react to anything. "When the defensive coordinator [John Chavis] was at Tennessee, they were the same way -- so fast that it allows them to lure an offense into a zone and then punish them for going there. The difference with this LSU defense versus what he had in Knoxville is that it does a much better job when it comes to that punishment. They subscribe to that old Florida State school of 'don't hit them after the whistle, but hit them as close to the whistle as you possibly can.' My former colleagues who are in the NFL now say they see the same thing with teams like the Ravens or the Steelers.

The Best & Worst of John Chavis

We look back at the five best and five worst Tennessee defensive performances under John Chavis.

Tennessee at LSU Preview: Hey Chief

Against our old friend John Chavis, how can the Vols mount a consistent offensive threat?

20 Losses in 20 Years #9 - Where Only Gators Get Out Alive

Our countdown of Tennessee's 20 most heartbreaking losses remembers the 1995 Tennesee-Florida game, where the Vols led 30-14 just before halftime, and lost by 25.

John Chavis to become Georgia's defensive coordinator?

LSU defensive coordinator is neither answering nor denying rumors that he's headed to Georgia to become the Bulldogs' defensive coordinator. What dominoes fall if that's the case?

Chris Low: Chavis Gets Another Shot at Gators

"I never thought I’d say this, and I don’t regret a moment I spent there, but I stayed (at Tennessee) too long," said Chavis, who turned down multiple opportunities, college and pro, because of his love for Tennessee and his loyalty to Fulmer.

When LSU coach Les Miles heard Orgeron was taking the Tennessee job as assistant head coach and...

When LSU coach Les Miles heard Orgeron was taking the Tennessee job as assistant head coach and recruiting coordinator, Miles drove to New Orleans after LSU’s win in the Chick-fil-A bowl and offered Orgeron a whopping $900,000. Orgeron declined, saying he had given Tennessee and Kiffin his word that he would join the Vols’ staff. Thus, Orgeron turned down $250,000 to go to Knoxville. LSU recently hired former Tennessee defensive coordinator John Chavis to run its defense. You’ve got to wonder how Chavis, who will make about $500,000, feels about Miles offering Orgeron some $400,000 more than Chavis’ salary.

Orgeron Turned Down Extra $250,000 From LSU To Go To UT | MrSEC.com

ESPN.com: Chavis to LSU

He may be one of the biggest points of contention among Vol fans...but either way, I'm glad we don't play LSU next year.

Talking points: Steve Sarkisian and the coaches shell game edition

A round up of news pertaining to the Tennessee Volunteers and the coaching changes in college football.

ANIMATED BLOGPOLL: WE GOT ALL YOUR COACHING MOVES RIGHT HYAH

In this week's edition of the Animated BlogPoll, college football coaches take a break from the grind of the season to get on a groove.

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