KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Our sports department confirmed with multiple sources on Tuesday, that Georgia Offensive Coordinator Jim Chaney will take the same position at Tennessee.
According to ESPN's Chris Low, Tennessee will pay Chaney somewhere in the range of $1.5 million/year.
That’s a steep raise, compared to his salary of $950,000 at Georgia.
According to the USA Today's archive of 2018 NCAA football coaches' salaries, that number would rank Chaney in the top-10 of all assistants nationwide.
A $1.5 million salary would make Jim Chaney:
--The highest-paid offensive coordinator in the country.
--The highest-paid assistant coach in the SEC East.
--The 4th highest-paid assistant coach in the SEC.
The highest-paid offensive coordinator in the country in 2018 was Tennessee's Tyson Helton, who left in December to become the head coach at Western Kentucky.
(All numbers are based on 2018 coaching salaries)
These numbers may shake-out slightly different, when it's all said and done, due to coaching changes, raises, etc.
It's worth noting again — The $1.5 million figure is strictly a ballpark number, believed to be close.