Former Tennessee Vols offensive coordinator Tyson Helton was officially introduced as the new head football coach at Western Kentucky on Tuesday.

The next step for Helton will be putting a coaching staff together.

It seems unlikely that he’ll bring any of the Volunteers’ current on-the-field staffers along with him to WKU, but it’s very possible he could bring some off-the-field staffers as he fills out his first staff as a head coach.


One name that seems very likely to follow Helton to Western Kentucky is Vols offensive graduate assistant Cameron Clemmons.

Clemmons played college football at Western Kentucky from 2010-14, meaning his time there overlapped one year with Tyson Helton (Helton served as WKU’s offensive coordinator in 2014-15).

It wouldn’t be much of a surprise to see Clemmons land an offensive line coaching job with Western Kentucky.

Clemmons has been at Tennessee since 2016.

As far any other additions that Helton might make to his staff, perhaps he’ll ask his former co-worker Tee Martin to come serve as his offensive coordinator.

While I think this move is unlikely, it’s worth noting that the pair worked pretty well together during their time at USC.

Martin is unlikely to land another offensive coordinator gig at the Power-5 level, so he’ll probably have to decide whether he wants to be a position coach at a big time school or drop down to be an offensive coordinator.

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