Suddenly, the Tennessee Titans have a real Mississippi look about them.
According to a Baltimore Sun report, Michael Oher will join the Titans. He will then reunite with Dexter McCluster.
They will be on the same side of the ball as Titans running backs coach Sylvester Croom.
Oher and McCluster played pivotal roles — Oher on the offensive line, McCluster as RB/WR — on Houston Nutt’s 2008 team, which by the end of that season was playing some of the best football I’ve covered in Mississippi, a run that included a 45-0 win over MSU and Croom in what would be his last game as the Bulldogs’ coach.
None of the three are native Mississippians, but their names will be forever linked with the state’s two SEC schools.
It’s an interesting mix on an NFL team that’s relatively close by.