Deion Sanders out of the running for Power 5 job, per report
It seems that Prime Time will most likely not be coming to Fort Worth.
According to a report from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Drew Davison, Deion Sanders impressed TCU officials during his interview for the program’s vacant head coaching job, but TCU has decided to focus on targets with more experience. Sanders, Davison reported, is still on TCU’s list, however. He has not been ruled out entirely.
Sanders was hired in 2020 to be the head coach at FCS-level Jackson State. At the time, it was his first job on a college football coaching staff. Previously, the NFL Hall of Famer was an assistant for a high school program in Texas.
TCU parted ways with longtime head coach Gary Patterson on Oct. 31, just a day after the Horned Frogs lost 31-12 to Kansas State. Patterson had been the coach of TCU for 22 seasons, leading the program to a Rose Bowl and from the Mountain West to the Big 12.
Sanders was reportedly up for the job and even got an endorsement from one of the highest-profile players on the team. Jackson State is 9-1 on its season and plays Alcorn State at home on Saturday.
TCU, with Jerry Kill serving as the interim head coach, has games left against Kansas and Iowa State as it fights for bowl eligibility.