Tennessee promotes QB coach Halzle to OC
11:45 AM ET Pete ThamelESPN Tennessee has discovered its brand-new leading offensive assistant, as
Joey Halzle has actually been promoted to offending coordinator.Halzle has known Tennessee coach Josh Heupel for 15 years and has actually long been among his closest confidants, working with him in some kind because 2009. The hire is a reaffirmation of Tennessee’s unique offending style, which embraces tempo, downfield aggression and aspiration to break the scoreboard every week.Halzle worked with Tennessee quarterback Hendon Hooker the past 2 seasons as the Vols set 13 offensive records in the 2022 season alone.
That consisted of records for total points(599), overall offense(6,832 backyards) and lawns per play(7.2).
1 Associated”Joey has actually been instrumental in our record-setting offending success over the past 2 seasons, and he’s built excellent trust within our team,” Heupel said in a statement Thursday. “Having played and coached at this level, he understands how to connect with players and will continue to make a considerable effect in recruiting. This will be a seamless transition for him as we make every effort to build a champion program that Vol Nation is proud of.”
Heupel informed ESPN’s Chris Low that he will call plays next season which Halzle would “turn into that role as we go,” which is similar to what previous Tennessee offensive organizer Alex Golesh did under Heupel.Tennessee’s season consisted of the program’s first 11-win season because 2001. It culminated with a 31-14 success over Clemson in the Orange Bowl. “I am grateful to Coach Heupel for this opportunity, and I eagerly anticipate developing on the dynamic offending success we have accomplished so far,”Halzle stated through a statement.”Our offense will continue to be the assaulting, advanced and up-tempo system that Vol Country is accustomed to, while making the most of the capacity we have as a group and separately.”Halzle played at Oklahoma and started his profession there as an offending quality
control coach in 2009. He then traveled with Heupel to Utah State, Missouri and UCF, where he was promoted to quarterbacks coach in 2020. Halzle coached with previous offensive planner Alex Golesh from the cubicle the previous 2 years at Tennessee.
They helped combine for the best two-year stretch of quarterback play in school history, as the school’s quarterbacks integrated for 70 goals and 6 interceptions because time.