Monday, December 10, 2012

Tee Martin is on Tennesseee head coach Butch Jones' wish list.

New Tennessee head football coach Butch Jones is quickly trying to gather together his coaching staff in Knoxville. One of the assistant coaches on his wish list is former Tennessee starting quarterback Tee Martin, the man who did what Peyton Manning couldn't do and lead the Vols to a national title. Martin is currently a receivers coach at USC under Trojans HC Lane Kiffin.

"Martin, the fan-favorite quarterback of the 1998 national championship team, has an offer from Jones to coach receivers, several websites reported.

Martin just finished his first season coaching receivers at Southern Cal. He would be a popular addition to the staff with UT fans."
Besides serving as an assistant coach, Martin's hire would do two things for Jones at Tennessee. One would be providing a huge connection to the glory deay of the Vols' during the 1990's. The other is to give Jones and the school a chance to punk USC HC Lane Kiffin, the man who dumped Tennessee after one season as HC to take his talents so Southern California. Both things are bigger deals for Tennessee fans than you think they are.

(via The Knoxville News Sentinel)