Report: Former Vols QB Tee Martin has legit shot at Tennessee job

By Vincent Frank

At some point over the next few years it was expected that USC offensive coordinator Tee Martin might find himself as a hot commodity in the college football coaching ranks.

Martin has been at his current position with the Trojans since 2016 and has been with the program since 2012.

It now looks like Martin’s ascension up the coaching rung might be fast tracked. According to this one report, Martin has a legit shot to land the Tennessee head coaching job.

A legend of sorts in Knoxville, Martin led Tennessee to the 1998 national championship, quarterbacking a team that went 13-0 and beat Florida State in the Fiesta Bowl.

This championship came one year after Peyton Manning, who never won a title with the Vols, turned pro.

A lot has been made of the fiasco surrounding the entire Greg Schiano situation in Tennessee. But if the program can add someone of Martin’s ilk, all might be forgiven.

Earlier in the day, a report surfaced that fellow former Volunteer Jason Witten has expressed interest in the job (more on that here).

But if Tennessee had to choose between the two, Martin would be the more logical fit. Following his career in Knoxville, Martin played two seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. That pro experience could very well add to his resume here.