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Jeff Fisher To Take Role With Eddie George At Tennessee State; Hue Jackson May Too

Former Tennessee Titans coach Jeff Fisher will serve in advisory role at Tennessee State, which is reportedly set to hire Eddie George to be the head coach of the football program. The Fisher news was reported by John Brice of Football Scoop.

Onboarding Fisher would be a wise move considering George, a former Titans standout running back, has no head-coaching experience. Fisher, 63, coached the Titans from 1995-2003, when George was one of the NFL’s top rushers. Fisher led the Titans to the Super Bowl during the 1999 season, when they lost to the St. Louis Rams.

And that’s not all. Former Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson is the top target for the offensive coordinator position at Tennessee State, and Fisher’s son, Brandon, will serve as the defensive coordinator, Brice added.

George, 47, played for the Titans from 1996-2003. He made the Pro Bowl four times and finished his career with 10,441 rushing yards, 68 touchdowns, 2,227 receiving yards and 10 scores. His No. 27 has been retired by the franchise.

George won the 1995 Heisman Trophy as a running back at Ohio State.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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  1. Cool move. TSU has turned out some tremendous players over the years people may not realize.

    Richard Dent
    Ed “Too Tall” Jones
    Claude Humphrey
    Mike Hegman
    Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

    TSU is one of the best HBC programs historically. I hope Eddie brings back the powerhouse TSU used to be.

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