Tennessee State is naming Eddie George its new head football coach, sources told ESPN.

George will replace Ron Reed, who had been with the Tigers since 2010 and compiled a 60-69 record.

Reed’s departure is expected to be announced Monday, with George scheduled to be introduced Tuesday, sources told ESPN.

George starred at running back for the Tennessee Titans from 1996 to 2003, and the Tigers hope he will bring a much-needed spark to the program. The school is taking a path similar to the one taken by Jackson State, which hired NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders to take over its program in September. Jackson State is 4-3 in Sanders’ first season as coach.

Like Sanders, George doesn’t have extensive coaching experience. Since retiring from the NFL in 2004, George has stayed connected to Nashville while also becoming an actor, with performances on Broadway and in film.