I like him more as a person than coach.
Gotcha. He actually sounds really similar to David Yost, who just left. Yost was a fantastic recruiter and QB coach, loved the Xs and Os part of the game, but I think was over his head as an OC. It also didn't help that as OC, he was still QB coach and recruiting coordinator - that's too much for one guy. Sometimes his play calling was just unbelievable.
I think one reason Chaney is popular, at least in theory, with some Mizzou fans is that he's from Missouri so would be familiar with the state and its high schools. Presumably.
What is he like as a recruiter?