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Major College Football Assistant Coach Reportedly Getting Fired

A general view of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 13: Fans watch the USC Trojans and the Ohio State Buckeyes compete at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 13, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. The Trojans defeated the Buckeyes 35-3. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

USC is keeping Clay Helton as its head coach for the 2019 season, but it looks like Helton isn't done making changes to his staff.

According to a new report from, USC offensive coordinator Tee Martin will not return. Martin has been the Trojans' OC since 2016 and has been on-staff since 2012 in a variety of roles.

Martin had his play-calling duties stripped by Helton earlier in the season, though he remained involved in game-planning.

In addition to Martin, FootballScoop is reporting that defensive backs coach Ronnie Bradford is also out.

Martin and Bradford make four Trojans assistants on their way out. Quarterbacks coach Bryan Ellis left to become the offensive coordinator at Western Kentucky and defensive line coach Kenechi Udeze announced his departure earlier today.

With Martin out, it will be interesting to see if USC pursues Kliff Kingsbury as its new OC. Kingsbury was fired as the head coach of Texas Tech over the weekend.

Whatever happens, the staff will look a lot different next fall.