When former Vols QB Tee Martin was asked about the impact a sports championship has on a city, he only needed two words.
“Champions are never forgotten,” Martin continued.
That certainly is the case for Martin as he was the quarterback for the 1998 National Championship Tennessee Volunteers.
The current offensive coordinator at the University of Southern California was interviewed on 104.5 The Zone in Nashville Thursday to talk about Adoree’ Jackson getting drafted by the Tennessee Titans. But, guest host of the Midday 180, Travis Haney asked Martin to describe the championship impact on a community as the Nashville Predators are in the middle of the deepest Stanley Cup Playoff run in franchise history.
“For the state of Tennessee, it was about state pride… It was great for the fans, state-wide.”
The Tennessee topic begins at the 12:00 minutes mark.