The sting of losing wide receivers coach Tee Martin to USC might take a while to subside for Kentucky, but the Wildcats certainly didn’t waste any time finding Martin’s replacement if the following report comes to fruition.
Ben Jones of CatsIllustrated.com, Kentucky’s Rivals.com affiliate, reports that East Carolina wide receivers coach/run game coordinator Pat Washington has resigned today via an ECU spokesperson. Washington is expected, according to Jones, to fill the void left by Martin.
Footballscoop.com first reported the move.
If the reports turn out to be true — Kentucky can’t confirm any new hires until two weeks after the job has been posted — Washington will have been at ECU for a whopping six weeks, having taken the job on Jan. 6. Washington spent the past three seasons at Southern Miss as the Golden Eagles’ running backs coach. He also coached receivers at Tennessee from 1995-2005, serving under current UK offensive coordinator Randy Sanders.