Herndon on Chaney: 'Spring ball will definitely be fun to watch'

Herndon on Chaney: 'Spring ball will definitely be fun to watch'

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Herndon on Chaney: 'Spring ball will definitely be fun to watch'

KNOXVILLE — Javontee Herndon played for Jim Chaney at Arkansas in 2013 and discussed his time with the newly hired Tennessee offensive coordinator with Vols Wire.

“It was fun playing for him,” Herndon said of Chaney’s time as offensive coordinator at Arkansas.

The former Arkansas wide receiver was a senior when Chaney came in as offensive coordinator and recorded his best single season with 31 receptions, 437 receiving yards and four touchdowns during his final year with the Razorbacks.

“I wish I had more than one year with him and I know he has said the same to me,” Herndon said of Chaney. “He is a great offensive coach because he brings good energy and enthusiasm. The thing I liked most about his offense is that it was pro-style like I was use to and the wording and play calls were simple, so it was easy to learn.”

Chaney’s ability to make the game of football fun is one area that makes him a good coach to get the most out of his players.

“He made the offense fun by putting in different reverses for the receivers and double moves,” Herndon said. “It took him a full season of convincing and he even let me get in the backfield and run a play as a running back my last game, so that was fun.

“If anybody ever questions his offensive productivity, just look at the numbers they put up when Tyler Bray, Cordarrelle Patterson and Justin Hunter had at Tennessee.”

Herndon also discussed how long it will take to learn Chaney’s offensive system for Tennessee’s players during their first spring practice under him.

The former Arkansas wide receiver says it will not take long at all to learn.

“I learned the whole offense in the spring,” he said. “Spring ball will definitely be fun to watch.”

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