Eddie George Won’t Let Son Play For Jim Harbaugh, Deion Sanders

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Eddie George is cool with his son playing college football for just about any school in the country … as long as it doesn’t involve Deion Sanders or Jim Harbaugh.

“He can’t go to Jackson State,” George told The Tennessean during son Eriq’s football game Friday. “He’s not going there or that team up north (Michigan). But I tell him to see all that’s out there and ultimately trust your intuition, trust your gut.”

Eriq George, a senior defensive lineman at Montgomery Bell Academy (Nashville), is being recruited by several FCS school and has an offer from Marshall.

The 6-foot-2, 260-pounder could have the world at his fingertips in a few short months … so long as he stays away from Deion Sanders and Jim Harbaugh.

Forbidding Eriq to step foot in the Big House was an obvious move by Eddie Georgia – an Ohio State legend and Heisman winner in 1995. 

Eddie George was a Heisman winner at Ohio State.

Eddie George tells son no Jackson State or Michigan

The beef with Sanders and Jackson State dates back to February, when JSU announced it was pulled out of the annual Southern Heritage Classic game against Tennessee State after this season due to scheduling conflicts.

George and TSU called the move “insensitive and irresponsible,” and the company that operates the game sued Jackson State and the SWAC for interfering with “contractual relations.”

Yeah, if I’m young Eriq, I wouldn’t go against pops on that one. If a lawsuit is involved, people are clearly pissed and I want no part of it.

Eddie George isn’t a fan of Jackson State, Michigan, Deion Sanders or Jim Harbaugh. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

As for Michigan, Harbaugh just today called his decision to alternate starting quarterbacks at the beginning of the season “biblical,” so clearly he’s an intense dude. 

Don’t know if that’s the trailer you wanna hitch your wagon too, either.

Anyway, George and the Big Red are off to a 2-0 start, so probably best to just focus on crushing Nashville high school football teams to dust right now and let the rest work itself out.


Written by Zach Dean

Zach grew up in Florida, lives in Florida, and will never leave Florida ... for obvious reasons. He's a reigning fantasy football league champion, knows everything there is to know about NASCAR, and once passed out (briefly!) during a lap around Daytona. He swears they were going 200 mph even though they clearly were not.

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