Tennessee head coach Josh Heupel announced the hiring of his offensive coaching staff on Monday afternoon. Heupel announced Alex Golesh as the offensive coordinator and tight ends coach, Joey Halzle as the quarterbacks coach, Jerry Mack as the running backs coach, Glenn Elarbee as the offensive line coach and Kodi Burns as the wide receivers coach.
After officially being announced on Monday, the new offensive assistants met with the media for the first time on Wednesday afternoon. Heupel began the press conference, discussing each staff member that he brought to Knoxville and how they’ll contribute to the team. Here’s what Heupel had to say:
Offensive coordinator and tight ends coach Alex Golesh was the first offensive staff member to speak with the media. Golesh discussed how he teaches the offense, how long it takes for players to feel comfortable within the offense, the staff’s continuity. and much more. Here’s what Golesh had to say:
Offensive line coach Glen Elarbee was the second assistant to speak with the media. Elarbee discussed what he looks for in his offensive lineman, why he followed Heupel to Tennessee, teaching his lineman to play in an up-tempo offense and much more. Here’s what Elarbee had to say:
Wide receivers coach Kodi Burns spoke next. Burns discussed what he looks for in a wide receiver, on how important his familiarity with the SEC is, on how excited he would be as a wide receiver to play in Heupel’s offense and much more. Here’s what Burns had to say:
Quarterbacks coach Joey Halzle was next to speak. Halzle discussed teaching this offense to quarterbacks, how long it takes for a quarterback to be confident in this offense, his relationship with Heupel and much more. Here’s what Halzle had to say:
Running backs coach Jerry Mack was the last assistant to speak with the media. Mack discussed his ties to the city of Memphis, what he looks for in a running back, his decision to come to Tennessee, what he thinks about rotating his backs and much more. Here’s what Mack had to say: