Munich / Nashville – The Tennessee State Tigers are making former NFL professional Eddie George their new head coach, “ESPN” reports.
George, who ran back for the Tennessee Titans from 1996 to 2007, should replace Ron Reid. Reid has led Tennessee State’s football program since 2010 and has a mixed record of 60–69. Now George must make changes and will be introduced on Tuesday.
From actor to head coach
However, the 47-year-old has little experience of coaching, so the Tigers are following the same path as Jackson State, where former NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders has been running the football business since September.
The Tigers are expected to recruit new talent with George’s steel strength and make more headlines in general. And this is what the former professional knows in his own way: After ending his NFL career in 2004, he later became an actor with roles in Broadway and films.
George is advising the Titans players
The 1995 Heisman Trophy winners were associated with football and Nashville. In the Titans, he served as a mentor to a number of players, most notably leaving Derrick Henry, who measured his success for George in 2018.
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