Eddie George will replace Rod Reed as the football coach at Tennessee State, a source with direct knowledge of the situation confirmed to The Tennessean.
The Tennessean also confirmed that Reed informed his team Saturday night that Sunday's game at Hale Stadium against Southeast Missouri would be his last. Reed is in his 11th season at TSU.
Attempts to reach TSU athletics director Mikki Allen were unsuccessful.
Stadium's Brett McMurphy first reported the news of George's pending hire.
George, 47, was a four-time pro bowl running back for the Titans from 1996-2003. He ended his career with Dallas in 2004.