In the wake of a disappointing season on Tuesday, USC Athletics announced the departure of offensive coordinator Tee Martin and two others. Martin is no longer with the coaching staff effective immediately.
The announcement confirms several reports that were swirling earlier in the day regarding Martin's status with the team.
In addition, defensive line coach Kenechi Udeze and defensive backs coach Ronnie Bradford were also let go.
It was also announced that quarterbacks coach Bryan Ellis will pursue other opportunities.
The moves mark several coaching changes stemming from USC's 5-7 record. In October, offensive line coach Neil Callaway was also let go.
At the time Helton said, “I felt it was an appropriate time to become more involved in the offense as we continue to develop our team for the future.”
Following the move, many had wondered what Martin’s role with the team would be moving forward. Martin was hired in 2012 as a receivers coach and was later promoted. Of the move and being a scapegoat for the team’s lack of success Martin said, “After you’ve been a black quarterback in the SEC, there’s really not much people can say to me that I haven’t heard before”
Clancy Pendergast staying
The tweet with the rumor has since been deleted.
More so, USC’s official football staff presently has Pendergast listed. Martin, Bradford and Udeze are no longer listed on the page.
Defensive line coach
Udeze was a member of USC's 2003 national title winning team. He was hired in 2016 after three years at the University of Washington.
Defensive backs coach
Offensive line coach
Running backs coach Tim Drevno took over for Callaway in addition to keeping his original position. Drevno previously served as the offensive line coach at Michigan and for the San Francisco 49ers.
More to come
Should Tuesday's moves be the only coaching changes, Helton will have to hire at least half of a new coaching staff in 2019. For now, however, these remain as the only coaching changes announced.
USC Annenberg Media will update this story should more information follow.