Tee Martin returning to Vols in offensive role

Tennessee offensive coordinator David Cutcliffe, left, got good numbers from quarterback Tee Martin during the Vols' 49-14 rout of host South Carolina on Oct. 31, 1998.

KNOXVILLE - Tee Martin is back.

Twenty seasons after quarterbacking Tennessee to its last football national championship, Martin has agreed to join the Volunteers' offensive staff, according to an ESPN report.

According to the report, Martin's role has yet to be finalized. The Vols currently have 11 on-field coaches, meaning that for Martin to be an on-field coach somebody on staff would have to leave or be demoted.

Martin will be paid by Southern California, where he had been on staff since 2012, for the next two years.

He chose an offer from the Vols over opportunities to coach at Alabama, Auburn, Louisville, Maryland and Vanderbilt.

Martin's college coaching career started in 2009, when he was the quarterbacks coach at New Mexico under new Maryland head coach Mike Locksley. He moved to Kentucky in 2010, where he spent two seasons as a wide receivers coach and the 2011 season as the passing game coordinator.

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