Deion Sanders had the most ridiculous entrance in the history of college coaching hires
It was much more over the top than your standard college football coaching hire announcement. But then again, this is Deion Sanders.
Sanders, the Pro Football Hall of Famer, was introduced on Monday morning as the new coach at Jackson State. The arrival featured a marching band, and a police escort into the building as Sanders rode in a Cadillac.
Sanders was described by the school as “a legendary football program and a Pro Football Hall of Famer have joined forces.” Sanders previously was a high school assistant coach as offensive coordinator at Trinity Christian School in Texas.
“I am truly blessed to be the 21st Head football coach of Jackson State University,” Sanders said in the school’s release. “This amazing HBCU has always enjoyed a high level of commitment academically and athletically. It’s my desire to continue this storied tradition and history of JSU and prayerfully bring more national recognition to the athletes, the university, the Sonic Boom of the South, and HBCUs in general. I am TRULY proud to be a part of the JSU Tiger family. ‘I BELIEVE.'”
Sanders has had a couple of job changes lately. He decided to turn down an NFL Network extension offer that would have cut his seven-figure salary in half, the New York Post reported, and move to Barstool Sports, with the promise that it will be fully supportive of Sanders’ ongoing pursuit of a college football coaching job.
— Joe Cook (@JoeCookSports) September 21, 2020