By Ron Wynn
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TN Tribune)–Tennessee State University will have a new head football coach this fall.
While the official announcement was forthcoming, reports circulated over the weekend that former Titans star running back and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George would replace Rod Reed.
Reed had been head coach since 2010.
The Stadium website initially reported that Reed informed his players Saturday night before their final game of the spring against Southeast Missouri that this would be his last time on the sidelines. TSU lost that game Sunday 46-23 at Hale Stadium, finishing with a spring record of 2-5.
As a player Reed was among the greatest linebackers in school history during his time (1984-88). He also was defensive coordinator and linebacker coach from 2003-2010.
More recently he has been a busy actor, recent appointee to the Montgomery Bell Academy Board of Trustees, and chair of the real estate advisory committee for Music City Baseball. This is the group seeking either an expansion or relocated Major League Baseball franchise for Nashville.