Eddie George, Jeff Fisher and Tennessee State are continuing to work to put together a star-studded staff for their Tigers' reclamation project – this time with an Pro Football Hall of Famer.
Per sources with direct knowledge, George & Co. have zeroed in on Rod Woodson to become the program's new secondary coach.
A former NFL Draft first-round pick from Purdue who won a Super Bowl with the Pittsburgh Steelers and earned induction into the Hall of Fame in 2009, Woodson coached eight seasons in the NFL after his playing career ended.
He's also a College Football Hall of Fame inductee.
George is taking over the TSU program as the signature hire of athletics director Mikki Allen, a Nashville native who won a national championship as a player in 1998 at the University of Tennessee.
Fisher, per sources, is helping the program in an advisory role. His son, Brandon, is set to become TSU's new defensive coordinator.
TSU parted with longtime head coach Rod Reed during the weekend.
"After thoroughly evaluating the state of the TSU football program, we've decided that it was time to make a change in leadership. We would like to thank Rod for his service, dedication and commitment to his alma mater over the past 11 years,” Allen said in a statement released by the school. “Rod is and will always be a TSU Tiger."
Though George has no coaching experience, he's a beloved figure in the Nashville community from his days as a standout player for the Tennessee Titans. He's enshrined in the franchise's Ring of Honor.
Additionally, George has remained a Midstate resident and remained visible in the community.
Woodson spent his final three seasons as an NFL assistant with the then-Oakland Raiders before he stepped away from football after the 2017 season.
More on George's hire and staff here.