In fact, his wife called the shots on the last move as well: LINK
Martin said that although he is from Southeastern Conference territory, he grew up watching former Trojans stars Rodney Peete, Keyshawn Johnson and Curtis Conway on television.
“When you grow up in the South,” he said, “USC is the one school in the West you know about.”
Still, he was wavering about whether to move his family to California once Kiffin offered him a job.
That was until Kiffin’s wife Layla closed the deal by calling Martin’s wife, Toya, a recording artist who had a 2001 hit “I Do” and was familiar with Los Angeles from recording and touring.
“Once Layla called my wife,” Martin said, laughing, “it was over