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Sources: Former Tennessee Titans star Eddie George named coach at Tennessee State Tigers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee State is naming Eddie George its new head coach, sources tell ESPN's Adam Rittenberg.

George starred at running back for the Tennessee Titans from 1996-2003 and will bring a much-needed spark to the Tigers program. The school is taking a path similar to the one taken by Jackson State, which hired NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders to take over their program last September. Jackson State finished with a 3-3 mark (pending today's outcome) in Sanders' first season as their coach.

Like Sanders, George doesn't have extensive coaching experience.