OC search honing in on Jim Chaney?
We connected these dots last month, but it seems to be a legitimate possibility now. WMNL’s Jimmy Hyams called Chaney ‘hirable’ in his latest blog post on Sunday. Hyams says he didn’t think adding Chaney was possible a month ago, for what it’s worth. He also added that he thinks the hire will be made within a week.
This all stems from Chaney’s contract situation at Georgia. His contract is set to expire this year and it’s pretty odd that no extension has been reached at this point. Chaney made 950,000 as the Bulldogs offensive coordinator in 2018.
If Pruitt wants Chaney, it seems like he can make that deal happen.
Update: A Georgia spokesman says Chaney’s deal runs through 2020.
Jordan Allen out of the transfer portal, because of his mom?
Outside linebacker Jordan Allen popped up in the transfer portal a couple of weeks ago, but his name can no longer be found there. He’s coming back to Tennessee for his junior season... because of his mom?
Allen committed to Tennessee during the early signing period last year, choosing to come across the country from California. The only issue for Allen was leaving his mother, who is battling cancer. With Allen considering a transfer — likely to be closer to her after playing sparingly in his first year as a Vol — Allen’s mother had a message for her son.
“Mama ain’t raised NO PUNK, back to Tennessee it is!” Awesome.
Wrapping up the All-Star game commitments of interest
It was a quiet weekend for Tennessee at the All-American Bowl. The Vols made it to the very end with both four-star pass rusher Khris Bogle and five-star receiver Jadon Haselwood, but couldn’t quite jump the final hurdle. Haselwood ended up at Oklahoma and Bogle chose Alabama over Miami.
The 2019 cycle now has less than a month to go. With 19 players signed already, expect Tennessee to add three or four more players by February 6th. With a few more players coming off of the board, it’s going to be interesting to see who Tennessee pursues down the stretch.