Ryan Day on Tennessee State hiring Eddie George: 'I think he's got a lot to offer the game'
Tennessee State University made some huge news on Sunday, with Stadium’s Brett McMurphy reporting that the school hired Eddie George to be the head coach of the football program. It will be the former Ohio State and NFL running back’s first job in coaching.
Current Ohio State head coach Ryan Day believes that George will have a successful run at Tennessee State, despite not having any experience in the coaching ranks yet. He told reporters the Buckeye legend brings a lot to the sideline.
“He will do great,” Day said of George. “I think he’s got a lot to offer the game. I’m excited to see where that goes.”
George was a star running back at Ohio State and with the Tennessee Titans in the NFL. During his time in Columbus, George rushed for 3,768 yards and 44 touchdowns while also totaling 534 receiving yards and catching 1 touchdown pass.
George was the winner of the Heisman Trophy following the 1995 season, totaling 1,927 rushing yards, 417 receiving yards and 25 touchdowns while the Buckeyes finished the season with an 11-2 record.
Following the 1995 season, George was selected with the No. 14 overall pick in the 1996 NFL Draft. He spent almost his entire career with the Tennessee Titans (previously the Houston Oilers), suiting up for the franchise from 1996-2003. George then spent one season with the Dallas Cowboys in 2004.
As an NFL running back, George was a four-time Pro Bowl selection and rushed for 10,441 yards and 68 touchdowns while also hauling in 268 catches for 2,227 yards and 10 more scores.R