Ex-Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson to be Tennessee State offensive coordinator
Former NFL coach Hue Jackson has been hired as offensive coordinator on Eddie George's staff at Tennessee State. Jackson confirmed his hiring on the podcast Grunt Talks The NR Hour.
George, a former Tennessee Titans All-Pro running back, was named TSU's coach Tuesday.
Jackson, 55, was coach of the Oakland Raiders in 2011 and the Cleveland Browns from 2016-18. Jackson was 8-8 at Oakland and 3-36-1 at Cleveland.
After he was fired in midseason by the Browns, Jackson's most recent position was in 2018 with the Cincinnati Bengals as special assistant to coach Marvin Lewis.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reported Jackson was considered a candidate to replace Lewis in 2019 before the Bengals hired Zac Taylor.
Jackson, a Los Angeles native, also has extensive college coaching experience. He began his career in 1990 as running backs coach and special teams coach at Cal State Fullerton.
In 1996 he was named offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Cal and then Southern Cal.
His first NFL job came in 2001 as running backs coach for the Washington Football Team. He was promoted to offensive coordinator in 2003.
Jackson also was the offensive coordinator with the Atlanta Falcons (2007).
His first stint with Cincinnati came in 2004 as wide receivers coach.
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