Eddie George 2021 Tennessee State Hires As New Head Football Coach .
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In a move that is vastly becoming the norm and one that we definitely applaud, Tennessee State has hired former all-pro running back Eddie George
In a move that is vastly becoming the norm and one that we definitely applaud, Tennessee State has hired former all-pro running back Eddie George.
The former Titans star takes over for Ron Reed who has been the head coach since 2010 and posted a (60-69) record.
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George will be joining the Tigers without any previous head coaching experience.
Tennessee State is taking the same approach that Jackson State took in September when they hired Hall of Fame defensive back, Deion Sanders.
Both moves are football-related, yes, but were also made to help boost the visibility of the program on the recruiting trail.
During his playing years, George was a big, physical runner who accumulated (10,009) rushing yards and 64 rushing touchdowns in just eight seasons with the Titans.
He was a four-time pro bowler and amassed at least (1,000) rushing yards in seven of his eight seasons.
He currently serves as a mentor to various Titans players, including running back Derrick Henry.
Upon retirement, George has remained a Nashville native and this fit just seems right.
He’s hiring his former NFL coach Jeff Fisher in an advisory role and his son Brandon who’s been an NFL and NCAA coach for years will become his defensive coordinator.
Former NFL cornerback and TSU alum Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is already a member of the current staff and will likely be retained.
This is huge for Black College Football to have another NFL great at the helm of an HBCU.
It’s exactly what’s needed to help revitalize and rejuvenate the sport at this level.
Tennessee State will open its 2021 campaign on September 5th versus Grambling State.
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Mon, 12 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0700
Tennessee State University has made a big splash with the hiring of former Tennessee Titan Eddie George as its new head football coach
Rod Reed informs his team that today is his last game as head coach
The rumors swirled fast, and it’s now confirmed, Eddie George will be taking over the football program at Tennessee State University.
The news was first reported by Brett McMurphy of Stadium and later confirmed by the Tennessean.
According to the report, outgoing coach Rod Reed told his team on Saturday night that today’s game against Southeast Missouri would be his final game.
Reed is wrapping up his eleventh season at TSU.
Eddie George is no stranger to Nashville, he was a four-time pro bowl running back for the Tennessee Titans between 1996-2003.
Former Tennessee Titans RB Eddie George will be new coach at Tennessee State, sources told @Stadium.
TSU, currently coached by Rod Reed, plays Southeast Missouri today in final game of spring.
George, who has no coaching experience, is 1st major hire by AD Mikki Allen
George doesn’t have any coaching experience but his hiring follows in the footsteps of another high-profile hiring in HBCU football.
Late last year Jackson State hired NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders, which instantly raised the profile of the football program.
Jackson State has appeared in back-to-back games on ESPN in the last two weeks.
Something that is a first in that program’s history.
The hiring of George is the first major move by new athletic director Dr.
The former University of Tennessee football player and administrator could be viewing this move as a great opportunity at fundraising for the program.
There’s no doubt that George and his presence will create a lot of excitement on the Nashville campus.
According to his bio, Allen played an invaluable role for Tennessee Athletics in helping to secure more than $20 million in capital campaign gifts during his tenure as an elite athletics fundraiser.
George may not have coaching experience but his football knowledge can’t be questioned.
In addition to his pro bowl career for the Titans, George won the Heisman Trophy at Ohio State University in 1995.
If he can parlay his experience and acumen into his players and staff will be a question in need of answering this fall.
Tennessee State had two assistant coaches with NFL experience on its staff this spring.
Antonio Rodgers Cromartie, an alum of TSU, and former UT Volunteer, Peerless Price was a coach as well.
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