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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee State is banking on Eddie George's name, connections and football knowledge as a former NFL running back to return the proud program with 13 Black national championships to national prominence.
TSU, a historically Black college or university, introduced George at a news conference Tuesday inside the Gentry Center with the Aristocrat of Bands on hand. Athletic director Mikki Allen said his priority when hired a year ago was to renew the standard of excellence. He believes he found his man in George, a proven winner on and off the field.
"He's dynamic. He's charismatic. He's energetic and magnetic and has all the tools necessary to build a championship level program here at the Tennessee State University," Allen said.