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Eddie George landed his first head coaching gig. (Birm/Lettermen Row)

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Scarlet Sunrise: Buckeyes legend gets first head-coaching job

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Buckeyes legend gets first head-coaching job

Eddie George was a dominant running back at Ohio State and in the NFL. Now the Buckeyes legend and Heisman Trophy winner will have a crack at leading a program.

George was named the next head coach at Tennessee State on Sunday.

After winning the Heisman for the Buckeyes and terrorizing Big Ten defenses, George went to four Pro Bowls as a member of the Tennessee Titans. He retired from the NFL after nine seasons, but now he has a chance to coach a college football program after being hired. Tennessee State, located in Nashville, Tennessee, is a Historically Black College and University in the Ohio Valley Conference.

George will lead the Tigers after they parted ways with their former coach, Ron Reed, after 11 seasons. Now it’s former Buckeyes running back Eddie George’s turn to take over a program. If he’s as good coaching as he was running the football, the Tigers will certainly be successful.

ICYMI: Cardale and Tyvis break down Buckeyes quarterback battle

On this week’s podcast hosted by Cardale Jones and Tyvis Powell, the former Buckeyes give incredible insight into Ohio State spring practice.

Jones has participated in a spring quarterback competition and provides his opinion on who could emerge as QB1 for the Buckeyes this season. Powell was one of the best defensive backs of the Urban Meyer era at Ohio State and describes what the secondary needs to do to improve this season.

Plus a ton of funny stories that only these guys could tell.

Listen on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

TreVeyon Henderson sheds black stripe over weekend

After missing his senior year of high school football due to COVID, Ohio State freshman running back TreVeyon Henderson went to work with his track coach at Hopewell (Va.) High School to prepare his body for college football. The effort paid off, as the early enrollee shed his black stripe following Saturday’s practice.

His credentials have inserted himself into the starting running back conversation immediately. He was the No. 1 back in the country, a five-star prospect and was also on the All-American Bowl roster. He becomes the fourth player this spring to shed the black stripe, joining Jack Sawyer, Marvin Harrison Jr. and second-year defensive lineman Jacolbe Cowan.

Henderson enrolled at Ohio State in January along with running back Evan Pryor. The two are roommates and committed to the Buckeyes within a two-week period and have envisioned a partnership in the backfield. While Henderson wants contact, Pryor looks suited to break runs on the outside and be an option in the passing game.

For more on Henderson losing his back stripe, click here.

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