Martin named UK's passing game coordinator

jclay@herald-leader.comJanuary 30, 2011 

Tee Martin had been contacted by other schools before receiving a raise and contract extension from Kentucky.

Before Saturday's basketball game against Georgia, Kentucky football coach Joker Phillips announced that wide receivers coach Tee Martin has been promoted to "passing game coordinator."

Martin received a contract extension and raise, Phillips said, but he would not discuss specifics of a new contract for the former Tennessee quarterback.

There had been unconfirmed reports that Martin was a finalist for the wide receivers coaching job at Alabama. Martin said he was contacted by a couple of schools, but he never interviewed for another position.

Phillips called Martin "a relentless recruiter," and said that as passing game coordinator, Martin would be responsible for passing game schemes and heading up passing drills in practice.

Martin joined the UK staff this past season after being on the staff at New Mexico.

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