Tennessee Vols offensive coordinator Jim Chaney has a great track record of success.

But he hasn’t found much success so far in his second stint as the offensive coordinator at Tennessee.

And it’s clearly causing some tension between Chaney and UT head coach Jeremy Pruitt.

On Monday, during a virtual media session with reporters, Pruitt not-so-subtly pointed out his unhappiness with the Vols’ offensive approach this season.

I mean, Pruitt is pretty much calling out Chaney as a play-caller. There’s no way around it.

Now, I’m not sure what Pruitt wants Chaney to do. Pruitt has tied Chaney’s hands by continually trotting out Jarrett Guarantano as Tennessee’s quarterback. We’ve seen for three years now that Guarantano is not the guy that’s going to lead an “aggressive offense”.

There’s been plenty of instances of Chaney scheming open wide receivers and JG simply can’t execute the play. That’s not on Chaney, that’s on Guarantano.

Pruitt might not be happy with the play calling, but maybe he should take a look at why Chaney is being forced to run the ball so much (something he’s typically shied away from at times at his various coaching stops).

Ultimately the offensive failures of this team are on Pruitt, not Chaney.

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