WATCH: Georgia OC Jim Chaney shows off practice energy during mic'd up segment
Georgia offensive coordinator Jim Chaney has one of the biggest personalities in the SEC.
Recently, the Bulldogs had the coach wear a mic during practice to watch him lead the team through various drills. The Bulldogs are preparing for their season opener at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday against Austin Peay on ESPN.
“Can’t get enough of this, can’t get enough of this,” he said. “Learn to play football. Fundamentals.”
Chaney has a decorated history as an assistant, most notably across the SEC at Tennessee and Arkansas, but more recently at Pittsburgh before he came to Georgia. He’s perhaps most known for coaching Drew Brees when he was at Purdue.
He’s been in the middle of the near-constant changes at quarterback for the Bulldogs, as his hire coincided with the recruitment of Jacob Eason. In some of the drills, he’s standing behind star freshman Justin Fields a year after he led Georgia’s offense to be first in the SEC and ninth nationally in rushing offense at 258.4 yards per game.
Though Chaney was the coordinator and quarterbacks coach his first two seasons at Georgia, his position has shifted to instead coach tight ends along with coordinating with new co-offensive coordinator James Coley. Chaney will continue to call plays this season.
🎤 Mic’d Up: Coach Chaney#ATD #GeorgiaFootball pic.twitter.com/jGp3xxENH8
— Georgia Football (@FootballUGA) August 27, 2018