Butch Jones, Tee Martin both reportedly in the running to join the same coaching staff
It appears that Mike Locksley wants to install a Tennessee influence at Maryland.
According to a report from FootballScoop, Locksley has made overtures to Butch Jones and Tee Martin for open positions on his staff. Both coaches would ideally be involved in the offense in different ways, an arrangement that FootballScoop outlined in the excerpt below.
Sources told FootballScoop on Monday that Jones has been offered an associate head coach position on Locksley’s new Maryland staff.
Sources also indicated Jones’ position would include oversight over the offense, though it is not likely to include an offensive coordinator title.
Former USC offensive coordinator Tee Martin has been approached to be Locksley’s offensive coordinator at Maryland, sources said.
Jones, who coached at Tennessee from 2013-17, would be in a more administrative role if this situation turns out to be true. That would leave Martin, the Volunteers’ national championship-winning quarterback in 1998, to call plays for the Terrapins.
Locksley already has a working relationship with Jones after the pair spent this season on Nick Saban’s Alabama staff.
Many Tennessee fans have long wanted Martin to return to Rocky Top, but they may miss out on their man yet again if Locksley gets his way.