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Eddie George, Tennessee State Score Another Big Win For HBCU Football

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Tennessee State’s biggest of 2021 occurred when the school signed former NFL All Pro running back, Eddie George, as their new head football coach.

After retiring from the NFL, George remained in Tennessee but had no thoughts of coaching college football.

Then Tennessee St. University president Dr. Glenda Glover called.

Once he agreed to be the Tigers’ head coach, George faced a daunting task.

He inherited a team that went 2-5 the previous season. And to add to his challenges, the pandemic was still raging.

But George embraced the challenge and led the team to a 5-6 record in his first season.

Now with one year under his belt, George has higher expectations for the program. That includes a possible move from the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) to the SWAC.

Many thought that the HBCU school was already a member of the SWAC, but it has been with the OVC since 1986.

A jump to the SWAC is of interest and would give the conference three high-profile names as George would join Jackson State’s Deion Sanders and Grambling’s Hue Jackson, all former NFLers.

While those discussions progress, George remains busy and just scored a big win for his program.

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