Four-time Pro Bowl RB Eddie George is Joining the Bears Coaching Staff for OTAs

There was a time when Eddie George was one of the NFL’s most prolific running backs.

The 1995 Heisman Trophy winner for his efforts at Ohio State, George went onto have strong NFL career. A four-time Pro Bowler who earned first-team All-Pro honors in 2000, George put up seven 1,000-yard rushing seasons during his nine years as a pro. Six of those years had George eclipsing 1,100 rushing yards. And in five of those, he surpassed at least 1,290 rushing yards. George was equal parts excellent, efficient, and prolific coming out of the backfield for the Titans during his heyday.

Now, he joins a coaching staff of a franchise that knows a thing or two about superb running back play.

The Chicago Bears announced George and Randy Shannon as this year’s recipients of the Bill Walsh Coaching Fellowship:

When the calendar flips to June, the team will announce six other Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching fellowship recipients who will lend a helping hand during veteran minicamp and training camp. We’ll be on the lookout for those names when the time comes. In the meantime, let’s talk about the two Walsh fellowship recipients who will be joining immediately.

George and Shannon are set to join Head Coach Matt Eberflus’ staff for the 2023 OTAs portion of the offseason. George is the head coach at Tennessee State, while Shannon is the co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Florida State. Unlike George, who has just two years of head coaching experience at TSU, Shannon has a whole bunch of coaching experience under his belt. Shannon has been coaching for 31 years with stops at Central Florida, Florida, Arkansas, and Texas Christian. It’ll be interesting to see two coaches with very different perspectives and experiences get their hands on NFL players. I’m rooting for some good stories to come from this. But also, some quality learning experiences for both coaches.

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Luis C. Medina, who you can find on Twitter at lcm1986, has been covering the Chicago Bears at Bleacher Nation since 2017. Since then, he has written about 3 head coaches, 5 play-callers, and 11 starting quarterbacks. Previously, Luis wrote about the Cubs and MLB at BN (2015-16) and worked in the Chicago Tribune sports department (2011-16). He also co-hosted a Cubs postgame show, Outside the Ivy, in 2019.

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