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Report: Eddie George Targeting former Steelers CB Rod Woodson as DB Coach at Tennessee State

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Steelers great and Pro Football Hall of Famer Rod Woodson could be getting back into coaching.

According to a report by Football Scoop, new Tennessee State head coach Eddie George has targeted Woodson to be his secondary coach.

George, the former Tennessee Titans star running back, is getting his start in coaching with the Tennessee State, a historically black university in Nashville, taking a similar path to Deion Sanders, who took over the Jackson State program last fall.

George has already hired former Titans head coach Jeff Fisher onto his staff as an advisor and Fisher’s son Brandon Fisher will be the team’s defensive coordinator. 

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Woodson coached cornerbacks for the Oakland Raiders in 2011, he was a coaching intern with the Steelers in 2013 and went back to the Raiders from 2015-17.

The Steelers’ first-round pick out of Purdue in 1987, Woodson played 10 seasons for the Steelers and seven more with San Francisco, Baltimore and Oakland. He was the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1993, an eight-time All-Pro, an 11-time Pro Bowler and a member of the NFL’s 75th and 100th Anniversary Teams, the 1990s All-Decade Team and the Pittsburgh Steelers All-Time Team.

The 56-year-old is a Fort Wayne, Indiana native and has also worked for NFL Network, Big Ten Network and Westwood One radio as an analyst.

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