It appears Tee Martin will be spending a few more years in Southern California. The former Tennessee Volunteers quarterback agreed to a multi-year extension to stay as the offensive coordinator at USC, Bruce Feldman reported Friday.
Martin was linked to quite a few coaching vacancies this offseason, and he interviewed for the Oakland Raiders head coaching opening. During the Tennessee coaching search, many Volunteers fans wanted to see Martin, who led the 1998 Volunteers team to a national title as the quarterback, come back to Knoxville and take over the program.
“I’m just excited to be here at USC, where the future is so bright, and working for somebody the caliber of Clay Helton,” Martin told ESPN. “There were some other opportunities, but you don’t leave USC for a lateral move. I want to help us get to that next level, and everything is in place here to do that.”
In his second year in charge of the Trojans offense during the 2017 season, Martin guided the unit to 13th in total offense, gaining 484.1 yards per game.
Martin will be looking for a replacement at quarterback in 2018, as Sam Darnold, the starter for almost two full seasons, declared early for the NFL draft.