Eddie George reportedly set to become head coach of college football team
Is a new trend upon us?
Only months after Deion Sanders became the new head coach at Jackson State, another former NFL star is set to become a college head coach.
Former Tennessee Titans running back Eddie George will be the new coach at Tennessee State, sources told Brett McMurphy. TSU, currently coached by Rod Reed, plays Southeast Missouri today in the final game of spring.
The Tigers are 2-4 this season entering their final regular-season game this afternoon. They’ve won just 5 games in their last 18 contests.
George was inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame in 2014. He’s most remembered for his career at Ohio State and with the Titans. During the 1995 season, as a senior, George rushed for a school record 1,927 yards and 24 touchdowns. Ohio State finished the season with a 10-2 record and George was recognized as a consensus first team All American and won the 1995 Heisman Trophy in the closest vote in the award’s history at the time.
Eddie George was drafted 14th overall in the first round of the NFL Draft to the then-Houston Oilers and went on to win NFL Rookie of the Year. George was selected to the Pro-Bowl four times in a row, 1997-2000, and helped his team reach the Super Bowl XXXIV against the St. Louis Rams.
George is the second NFL running back in history behind Walter Payton to rush for 10,000 yards while never missing a start. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2011.