Jeff Fisher is reportedly helping Eddie George at Tennessee State.
The former Ohio State and NFL star was reportedly hired as the new head coach of the Tigers over the weekend, and he’s now tasked with bringing the FCS program glory. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
Former Tennessee Titans RB Eddie George will be new coach at Tennessee State, sources told @Stadium. TSU, currently coached by Rod Reed, plays Southeast Missouri today in final game of spring. George, who has no coaching experience, is 1st major hire by AD Mikki Allen
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) April 11, 2021
FootballScoop also reported that Jeff’s son Brandon is working on a deal to be the team’s defensive coordinator.
Former NFL head coach Hue Jackson is also in the mix to potentially be the offensive coordinator.
Jeff Fisher has been brought aboard to serve in an advisory role to help with staff hirings for new Tennessee State head coach Eddie George, per @FootballScoop.
Hue Jackson is George’s top target to be offensive coordinator. https://t.co/peBLPbp7oi
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) April 12, 2021
Seeing as how Eddie George has literally zero head coaching experience, surrounding himself with great coaching talent is a smart move.
He’s going to need all the help he can get to help him start strong right out of the gate.
Tennessee State is naming Eddie George its new head football coach, sources tell @ESPNRittenberg.
The news was first reported by Stadium. pic.twitter.com/6Hr1Y6m3lc
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 11, 2021
George will have a very strong NFL-led staff with Fisher in an advisory role and Hue Jackson at offensive coordinator.
They should be able to help recruit the hell out of high school talent. With three NFL guys on staff, landing top recruits by FCS standards should be easy.
— Bleacher Report CFB (@BR_CFB) April 11, 2021
We’ll see how it all shakes out next season for the Tigers, but it seems like they’re fully committed to winning.