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.