USC embattled coach Clay Helton is taking over play calling duties from Tee Martin following back-to-back losses, according to ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg.
“I felt it was an appropriate time to become more involved in the offense as we continue to develop our team for the future,” Helton said in a prepared statement.
Helton served as USC’s offensive coordinator and playcaller from 2013 to 2015 prior to becoming the program’s head coach.
“Tee and I have had conversations about this decision, and he was supportive,” the statement continued. “He has done a tremendous job here. He will stay involved with the offense as he remains the offensive coordinator, helps put together our practice and game plans, and serves as my offensive eyes during games.”