Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Martin back in the SEC
By ESPN.com staff
A familiar face to most SEC fans is back in the league.
Former Tennessee quarterback Tee Martin has been hired as Kentucky's receivers coach and will reunite with his old quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator with the Vols -- Randy Sanders.
Martin comes to Kentucky from New Mexico, where he was the quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator.
Obviously, Martin's background is at quarterback. But here's betting he will be a terrific recruiter. For one, Martin has never met a stranger. He also has strong ties in the Mobile, Ala., area as well as the Atlanta area and is well connected with a lot of the movers and shakers in and around the SEC.
The quarterback on Tennessee's 1998 national championship team, Martin, 31, is still enough of a name in SEC circles that parents and recruits will remember him.
Now, we'll find out if he can coach receivers. The Wildcats aren't real deep at that position. But in Randall Cobb, they have one of the most versatile players in the country.
Coming up with different ways to get Cobb the ball next season will be critical for the Wildcats.